When the skeletal remains of three young women are discovered on the vacation estate of a U.S. Senator, the local sheriff enlists the help of Special Agent Gabe Landry and a local forensic sketch artist to help him solve the murders. As a profiler, Gabe knows his skills are useless until they discover the identity of the victims.
That’s where the beautiful and talented Mackayla Kensington comes in. Mackayla is all too familiar with the heartache of not knowing the fate of a loved one. The brutal murder of her own daughter is the driving force behind her determination to bring closure to families missing loved ones. Using her artistry skills, Mackayla works frantically to put faces to the skulls so that their identities can be revealed and the killer can be caught. When the killer realizes how good she is, it appears she may be the next to die.
This book was an excellent read that progressed with such fluency that I could not put it down for a second. The plot was dynamic and drew me in as a reader because of its intensity and its attention to detail when it came to the investigation. It felt like the hero was telling his side as if he were an agent in real life telling us a true story, which I thought was great. The dialogue was fantastic. It illustrated the importance of the investigation from both of the main characters’ perspectives as they worked towards finding the people responsible. Although there were no sex scenes, the kisses shared between the hero and heroine were passionate and definitely made me eager to see them together. That didn’t happen and still this story was worth reading. What I liked so much about Mackayla was how passionate she was about her job, and the lengths she went to in helping the police. As for the hero, I liked how he wanted to protect Mackayla after trouble came her way.
Overall, Ms. Patrick has penned a superb tale with two strong characters that have to face their pasts — both have lost loved ones — if they’re to have any hope of a future together. Well done. I can’t wait to read the first instalment of this series and the ones to come in the future.