Huntress Reviews, Amanda Killgore reviews T.L. Vance's new novel Flowers for Emily.
Flowers for Emily
Scotland Yard Inspector Veronica (Roni) Donovan comes to the States in her quest to try and close a case that has cost her a marriage and a sister's life so far. Before she even begins, her frustrations drive her to the gym where she has a brief encounter with a handsome mystery man, Dean Colby, who she next sees at work. As it happens, he is an FBI agent and on the same case. After the initial awkwardness passes, the pair is able to work together as they try to stop a serial killer who is now fixated on Roni herself. Though she is willing to take whatever risks needed, Dean is not sure he is able to face losing her, even though inevitably, he will, either through the murderer's victory or when she goes back home. When all the clues are added up though, neither could have anticipated what would happen next.
Though the instant romantic/sexual attachment that forms does stretch my credulity a bit, such things are the norm. Once past this, the reader is treated to a complex, edge of your seat thriller that holds surprises and a nicely twisted solution. Amanda Killgore for Huntress Reviews