Seriously impressive debut novel from Kess McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a seriously impressive debut novel, especially for a romantic suspense story.
The pacing is excellent, the two characters at the centre of the romance element are brilliantly presented.
Their broken friendship from almost a decade earlier hangs just as large as the serial killer’s bold moves.
It’s not obvious who the bad guy guy is until the reveal is almost upon you, but once that secret is out, you can see the clues from earlier in the book.
I loved Jefferson’s FBI partnership, the personal friendship with Cee was a solid one and I liked that she was a strong, take no prisoners kinda gal.
The romance takes a bit of a backseat to the suspense plot but it’s still an important part of the narrative.
However, it’s relatively low steam, which was a little disappointing after they’d worked out the awfulness of their falling out back in college.
Still, I very much enjoyed the book and I look forward to more from Kess.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.