Today’s book review features
Night Prey by Susan Sleeman
She lived for upholding the law…
Defense attorney, Malone Rice, doesn’t want to go to her fifteen year class reunion. Attending means running into her former high school flame, now Portland police detective, Ian Blair. But when the committee decides to honor her for her pro-bono work with homeless teens, she knows it would be churlish not to attend. She will have to go and make the best of it.
But now the law won’t save her.
As expected, Ian attends the reunion, but what Malone doesn’t expect—could never expect—is that Ian would find her standing over their classmate’s dead body. Or that she would still have feelings for the once bad-boy of their high school. Ian’s struggling too, between arresting Malone for murder and his age-old attraction to her. He walks a tightrope, until evidence surfaces that the real killer’s still out there, and Malone becomes his prey. Can Ian overcome his feelings to focus and uncover the truth before the killer strikes again and Malone ends up dead?
Susan Sleeman is the bestselling author of more than forty-five romantic suspense and mystery novels with sales exceeding one million copies. She’s won several awards, including the ACFW Carol Award for Suspense for Fatal Mistake, and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Thread of Suspicion.
In addition to writing, Susan hosts the popular Suspense Zone website, http://www.thesuspensezone.com. She’s lived in nine states but now calls Portland, Oregon, her home.
From Author Website
Night Prey is the sixth and final book in Susan Sleeman’s Nighthawk Security series. Malone Rice is accused of murder by the man she’s had a crush on since he saved her in high school. Homicide detective Ian Blair doesn’t believe she’s guilty, but the evidence is something he can’t ignore.
What at first seems like an open and shut case becomes very complicated and dangerous. It takes the Byrd brothers’s security measures, Malone’s FBI brother Reed, and Reed’s wife’s partners at Veritas to untangle the mess Malone has found herself in. And Ian wants to utilize the best to keep her safe while he figures out who the real murderer is, because how can the girl he’s had a crush on since high school be a killer?
While this story is a stand alone, it’s a fun wrap up to both the Truth Seekers series and the Nighthawk Security series. Especially since Malone’s familial relationships connect her to both. Night Prey also introduces us to Londyn Steele, who is one of the stars of Susan Sleeman’s next series, Steele Guardians.
I enjoyed this story, yet I’m sad to say goodbye to the Byrd Family. They’ve been one of my favorite band of brothers from the very start. However, I’m very excited about the next series and the family we’ll get to know!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.
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