Monday, November 21, 2011

Justice for Emily by Sandy Wolters

Rachael Merchant is on a cross country trip running from the tragic images of her last case that are embedded deep in her soul. She is a City of Phoenix Homicide Detective that is trying to deal with the freak show her life has become.

Three days ago, she was sitting in a hospital room with a man that had just murdered his three small children because he was angry his wife had left him. After making the arrest, she let the perpetrator know that when he got out of prison she was coming after him. He would not be able to hide from her. She left the hospital, went back to work and quit on the spot.

After a great deal of persuading, her captain convinced her that an indefinite leave of absence was in order instead of quitting. She went home, packed her bags and jumped in the car. With no destination in mind, she just drove.

Rachael found herself on the side of the road, unsure of where she was and on the phone with her partner. All she wanted to do was run as fast and as far as she could from the image of those three small babies with bullets in their bodies.

Officer Patrick Sheehan pulls in front of Rachael while she is bent over the hood of her car looking at a map. He overhears the conversation between Rachael and her partner and thanks fate for dropping a homicide detective right in his lap. His good friend, Emily, was murdered just days ago and Patrick knows who killed her, her husband and his boss, the Chief of Police of Brownwood, Texas.

Boyd Campbell has taken extreme measures to cover up his wife's murder but Patrick is going to do everything in his power to put this monster away. He doesn't care what he has to do or say to get this cop to stay and work this case. He needs her help and she is just going to have to deal with it. She could just blame fate for bringing her here when he needed her expertise. After all, the only important thing at the moment is getting Justice For Emily.

Reviewer: QueenBee
This story is an interesting twist on a murder mystery, because we know who has done it and why it was covered up. When Patrick the lead officer on the case, needs help, Rachael is basically dropped into his lap! Their instant chemistry lets you know that this won't be a Harlequin romance. Plus, we get ghosts and visions which reminds me of old fashioned romances with paranormal which I enjoy.

I give it three and half stars, it's wonderful to see a well written and spell checked book from an Indie author who self-published her book. I hope and wish to see more about this couple, as they have an interesting relationship and investigating methods. The only problem I had was with Rachael's ex having powers, which seemed over the top. It made him too much of bastard as there was already enough to convince the audience of that.


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