After enjoying the first couple books in this series, I was really excited to read this one. FBI mysteries and crime solving are some of my favorite reads. However this book was a little shy of what I expected.
The book starts out with Bethany Sanchez first day on her new job, a transfer to violent crime unit from another department. She is partnered with Thatcher Graves, an agent who once sent her brother to jail.
The day begins with the second scorpion killing in a short time. The two struggle to hit it off due to their different approach at crime solving and there is a lot of stress between them.
What I liked: The plot was creative. There is quite a bit of action. It spans a period of about two and half weeks and there is a lot happening. DiAnn does a great job of incorporating the faith spectrum in the lives of both main characters, as well as some serious family issues, especially in Bethany's case. She is estranged from her family due to her lack of support and enabling of her delinquent brother and also her difference in faith. That is a huge struggle for her. Her strength and reliance on God and good friends is encouraging.
What I didn't like as much: The relationship with Bethany and Thatcher. I totally understand what the author is trying to portray, I just didn't like the way it came across. Bethany and Thatcher begin their relationship with a whole lot of tension and one minute they are cutting each other down, the next they are building up. I am not sure why, but I just didn't enjoy that part. It's like a love hate relationship to start, but within the span of just a few weeks, they are romantically involved. Also a few things in the book didn't really add up for me.
(Don't want to give away spoilers) There were also quite a few characters to keep up with as well as how they tied in with each other.
The author however did a great job on playing up the killer and keeping you guessing during the whole book. It could have been any number of people. Up until the end I did not really know who the killer was or how everything tied together. I would read other books by DiAnn. This book was just not my favorite one in the series.
I received this book from Tyndale and The Book Club Network in Exchange for my honest opinion.