Deadly Evidence is the first book in Elizabeth Goddard‘s Mount Shasta Secrets series. I ended up reading the second book, Covert Cover-Up, first, so I technically read them out of order, but it didn’t matter in this case. Deadly Evidence was still just as entertaining. Plus, I don’t think reading the second book before the first gave away any spoilers. That said, if you have the chance, I always recommend reading a series in order.
Onto Deadly Evidence. Tori Peterson is on leave from her FBI job after her sister is murdered. Even though she cannot officially investigate, she cannot leave the case alone, especially since her ex-boyfriend is the lead detective. Ryan Bradley thinks Tori doesn’t trust him with the case, but when she is nearly killed, he realizes keeping her close is the best way to keep her alive, even if it might mean his heart gets broken all over again.
I liked Ryan Bradley. He’s one of the reasons I wanted to read Deadly Evidence, having met him in book two. His personality is the type I like in stories like these. Tori is a go-getter, a little intimidating, and balancing out Ryan’s calmer side, making them perfect together. But whether he’ll be able to keep Tori alive so they can have a happily ever after is a whole ‘nother matter.
The plot kept me guessing. And while it wasn’t my favorite of all the Elizabeth Goddard books I’ve read, it’s still a good, entertaining read. And I’m glad I read it because Ryan’s siblings star in the rest of the books in the series. Now I can’t wait to read book three!
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