Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sins of the Father by Winter Austin

In Eider, Iowa recently minted officer Jolie discovers Aussie ex-Marine MP Xavier Hartmann in the park next to a dead body. The deceased is the father of a missing girl. After losing his leg on an IED, Xavier suffers from traumatic brain injury and doesn’t know how he ended there.

With no evidence to arrest him yet, Xavier is free to go but Jolie is charged with keeping an eye on him. Although he harbors secrets of his own, including his motive for coming to Eider in the first place, as she gets to know him, she doesn’t feel he is capable of that kind of killing and her romantic interest in a suspect is definitely a conflict of interest.

When she makes a connection between another missing girl and their current missing girl, she is lead to the former county sheriff, who also happens to be her father. But new evidence points to Xavier. Can she save the man who she knows is innocent and who has captured her heart?

Winter (Born to Die) provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip. The romance between Xavier and Jolie develops more slowly, and readers should be prepared to read this series in order, as there is a lot of backstory to keep up with. This is Bk. 3 of the McIntire County series.

Originally published in Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | December 16, 2016

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