Release Date: February 22, 2010
Publisher: Fido Publishing
Dates Read: April 20 - 26, 2012
How Acquired: Free download
Description: Dusty has always been the hothead in the pair -- her twin, Nick, he was the calm, cool and collected one. But now Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty, on forced leave from her job as a Chicago police officer, goes back to her childhood home to attend the funeral.
It becomes quickly apparent to Dusty that the local authorities aren’t being straight with her, or anyone else, about what’s been going on in the little Midwestern town she grew up in. The detective in her kicks in and she decides to find out what--or who--has killed her brother, so she moves in temporarily with her father and stepmother, takes a job in a local bar, and starts asking questions.
Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother’s best friend--the town bad boy and bad seed. The tension between the two of them has always been palpable, and nothing has changed. Sparks fly as they collide, and while Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane, the mystery of what happened to her brother--and an ever growing list of victims--grows even stranger.
Dusty finds her past haunting her everywhere she goes as she continues to dig deeper into the circumstances of her brother’s death, and her future looms large as her fate as a police officer is about to be determined back in Chicago. With everything coming to a head, she focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She’s sure Shane knows... something... and she’s determined to find out what it is, one way or another. (Taken from Goodreads.com)
My Review: This book was exactly what I expected it to be. A fairly quick, easy read. Considering the fact that it was a free download, I didn't expect it to be the best book I ever read, but I did enjoy it. I thought the story was interesting and it held my attention. I think the author included some seriously unnecessary aspects in the story that seemed as if they didn't really fit in (the whole part about why her brother was home). Overall, it was a decent story. I enjoyed the chemistry between Dusty and Shane. Shane's friends, however, were so underdeveloped that I kept getting them all confused...though I'm not sure it was relevant to the story for me to decipher between them anyway. I saw where the story was going the moment Shane told Dusty what happened to Nick. I wish there had been more elaboration on the situation at the very end, but oh well. All in all, it was not half bad considering it was free.
My Rating: I liked it