I like a good police mystery and this is a good one. The heroine is Avery North, Atlanta detective. She is on the case of the murder of two young Asian women, each with a specific tattoo. Also involved is assistant medical examiner Jackson Bryant. With support from Jackson, Avery pursues clues that take her to the terrifying world of human trafficking.
I really like Avery as a character. She is tough and a strong protagonist. She is also a widow and mom of a tween, trying to juggle all of her responsibilities. Coming into the picture is Jackson. It looks like romance may be on the horizon.
I liked the police work. The case Avery is working on is complex. She also has to deal with her own emotional issues as she pursues the murderer. Her brother had been murdered in a police operation that went bad and she is determined to find out who was responsible for it. That distracts her at times.
I really enjoyed the novel. At the end, we are left hanging with a clue from her brother's death. I will certainly read the sequel.
Lisa Harris is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. The author of more than twenty books, she and her family have spent over eight years living as missionaries in Mozambique, where she homeschools, leads a women's group, and runs a nonprofit organization that works alongside their church planting ministry. Find out more at www.lisaharriswrites.com, or follow her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com.
Revell, 320 pages.