on September 5, 2013
Rating: 4.5 stars.
Note: Stand alone read. 4th book of Kenner County Crime Unit (KCCU).
A suspense filled action/romance which holds the reader's attention. Book has interesting and well developed characters, good dialogue, and an exciting storyline.
THE STORY revolves around KCCU forensic specialist and confirmed skeptic, Miguel Acevedo, and local medium, Emma Richardson. The disappearance of Emma's cousin, leaves Emma seeking visions of her whereabouts. As she and Miguel follow the psychic clues and physical evidence, he becomes more and more convinced of her talents, and moves to protect her when her abilities attract the attention of some dangerous and unsavory thugs.
AUTHOR, C. Miles uses the psychic angle to create two very interesting and contrasting characters. Miguel is analytical, outgoing, and sociable. Emma is mystical, reserved, and socially isolated. However, both have a gentle and caring spirit which makes for a sweet romance. Although Emma does not appear to be a strong female lead at first, she has a hidden strength that becomes evident as the story progresses.
THE WRITING highlights good action sequences, great characters, and a strong supporting cast with an underlying family theme. The loving, eccentric, departed family members who inhabit Emma's visions add a quirky and loving family to Emma's life, as Miguel's strong relationship with his twin brother and extended family, does to his.
Books in the Kenner County Crime Unit series are, Secrets in Four Corners, Profile Durango, Snowed in with the Boss, Criminally Handsome, Collecting Evidence, Pulling the Trigger, She's Positive, and An Unexpected Clue. MY ADVICE, read the first six books in the series and skip the last two (7th & 8th). They are not worth the time.
For books with complex characters and good storytelling try N. Bruhns, A. Stuart, L. L. Miller, R. C. Ryan, or L. Wilde (hot sex, but worst endings ever). For good mystery/criminal detective writers you might try J. D. Robb, D. Stabenow, M. Ferris, J. Evanovich, S. W. Albert, J. Miller or B.J Daniels.
on September 3, 2010
This was my favourite book in the series kenner county law enforcement. I have read it several times. It is one of those stories that you never get fed up with. From the first book in this series to the last, you get to read about all the other characters who have already had their story, which is like reading about old friends.