(Defenders of Justice, Book 2)
Dark Deception, which followed Fatal Frost in the Defenders of Justice series, was very suspenseful with likeable main characters that one wants to succeed and be happy. The novel revolves around Katie O'Brien (aka Emily Lockwood, her Witness Protection moniker), who witnessed her twin sister, Kelly, murdered. Kate escaped injury, felt the guilt of that, and eventually testified and made an identification of the suspect, Gerard, who was arrested, tried and sentenced for the murder as the B.E.K (Blue Eyed Killer.)
However, a new development caused the release of Gerard from prison. Will he find Katie is her new "safe" place, in Shelter Cove? Will he come for revenge?
Tony Luca, a U. S. Marshal,l has guarded Kate through much of her ordeal, and their relationship and feelings have grown for one another. Tony must struggle to stay on a professional basis with Kate, and she questions her trust in him at times. Both Christians, they discussed the issues of trust and faith in God.
The unraveling of the B.E.K. murders was a complicated one, with many surprises, along the way. Was the killer just one man? Was every man the person he seemed to be? This was just the way I like a murder/suspense story to be - posing questions and then slowly revealing answers. The desire to keep reading will be strong as everything is sorted out
I highly recommend Dark Deception as a fun read that will keep one interested to the very end.
A copy of this book was provided to me by Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.