Introducing Special Agent Jessica Bishop, a name I think we are going to get to see a lot more of.
Five foot two, red-haired, big breasted, and intelligent. She has studied for her PhD in Psychology and is brilliant at analysing every move a person makes and every word they say.
Too good to be true? Yes, she’s flawed, very flawed.
During the book her history becomes known and gives credence to the way she behaves in her social life. She has a very blasé attitude to close personal relationships, she uses men in a way that would have most of us running for the hills.
In total contrast she is fiercely protective to her work partnerships.
When a torso is recovered from a bayou in Louisiana Jess and her Partner are sent to investigate. This is the third body to be found with the same wounds in three months. Working with her new partner Nash she starts to look for connections between the victims.
All is going well until her ex-partner, Jamison Briggs, returns from a two-year undercover operation.
Jess can handle the return but Briggs and Nash don’t get on. The conflict starts to affect the investigation and things start to take a turn for the worse when a forth body is found and Jess begins to see connections to her past. Will keeping the connections to herself, to keep her secret, harm the investigation and put people in danger.
From the muggy, oppressive, murder scenes in the bayou; to the seedy pub washroom stress-relief scenes in Washington, the story thunders to an end which made me hold my breath for way to long.
This book is utterly compelling. The story takes second place to the introduction of the characters for the first half of the book, but comes into its own in the second half.
Those of you that read my blogs know I enjoy the characters and the way they develop through series. I think that Jess and her team are going to be fantastic, if somewhat complex, people to get to know.
Published by: Bookouture
Publishing date: 27th November 2017
Available now to pre-order on Amazon