I really enjoyed getting to see Diana Hunter in action. She is so intelligent, a true genius,and she sees things so clearly. I liked how she and Detective Peter Hotkinson verbally sparred. It was entertaining. The crime was interesting and the methods that the police force used to figure it out was brilliant.
I am looking forward to reading more about Peter and Diana. They have a great chemistry and he does have that sexy stubble.
Alison Golden brings the characters to life and you can feel the frustration that Peter has when he keeps catching Diana where she is not supposed to be. Diana’s not oblivious to his charms either and finds herself making it look worse for herself due to that attraction. There is plenty of action and adventure packed into this book. In all it is a fun, exciting mystery.
The prequel about Diana Hunter
It was great learning about Diana Hunter as a young girl and young woman. Leaving her mother and father to go to college at sixteen was hard on her parents, especially on her father who was a detective and knew how much crime there was in the city. Even with Diana’s genius IQ, and defensive training her parents still worried about her.
At nineteen Lydia Hunter is found dead with a suicide note next to her. John and Diana Hunter try to come to grips with the fact that Lydia had killed herself.
There are many twists and turns in this book that make it a fascinating read. Seeing how a genius like Diana handles her mother’s death is very emotional for everyone including her best friend Teddy.
This is a great prequel to her next book, Snatched.
This is my fourth book by Alison Golden and I really enjoyed them all so far. I will be looking for more from her. Here is another review of one of her books Death At The Cafe