When a young mother is found murdered in a derelict Eugene neighborhood—and her terrified young son is discovered hiding beneath the floorboards—Detective Jackson reluctantly takes the case. His own life is already in chaos, with his runaway teenage daughter, Katie, still gone and his girlfriend, Kera, facing her own family crisis. Matters get more complicated when the orphaned boy bonds with Jackson, triggering unexpected emotions and compromising his ability to investigate. Meanwhile, Detective Evans, one of Jackson’s most valuable colleagues, is pulled off the case to look into the death of a University of Oregon football star—leaving the homicide task force shorthanded. As Jackson works to solve the murder and find a home for little Benjie, he soon faces devastating choices that threaten everything he holds dear.
I have had this to read for quite some time. And only just got around to it. I could kick myself sometimes, when I realize I've had a good book all this time, and I could have read it earlier.
But I get there eventually. That is the main thing.
Detective Wade Jackson is faced with a new case. A Case that is going to be tricky and sensitive. He all ready has more than enough going on in his personal life, his runaway teenage daughter not helping matters for him. His home life just seems chaotic and well and truly screwed up. So will he be able to give a new case his all. Will he be able to continue to work and figure out just what has gone on and why.
Or as the case get's more complicated is he going to be able to carry on?
I only realized when I was part way through this book that it is book 9 in a series. I was gutted when I realized as I really do like to read series of books from the beginning. I find it better to understand and relate to people when I have followed them on their journey to where they are today. So I may just have to start this series from book one, and see where it takes me.
About the author.
L.J Sellers is an award-winning journalist and the author of the Detective Jackson mystery/suspense series: The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, and Liars, Cheaters & Thieves. My novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and Spinetingler magazines, and all six are on Amazon Kindle's bestselling police procedural list. I also have three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect. When not plotting murders, I enjoy cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. I've also been known to jump out of airplanes.
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