Fabulous psychological thriller! I really loved this book.
I thought it would take me weeks to read this book but I just couldn't put it down. I ended up reading it in less than a week.
RCMP officer Renaud is the kind of police officer you'd want on the case if anything happened to you or a loved one. She's also very attractive physically and personality-wise so that's a bonus.
It starts off with her being loaned out to work on an unsolved homicide that has grown cold. She wants a permanent job with the unit so she is really desperate to prove herself. Things get complicated when her relationship breaks up and she begins to have feelings all over the place. She doesn't know if she's got feelings for her best friend or if she's just looking out for her when her best friend becomes interested in someone else. Is she keeping an eye on the other woman because she doesn't trust her or is she interested in her herself? That's just the romantic part.
This is a mystery but I found it to be more of a psychological thriller than anything else. The suspense is in the murder mystery but also in who ends up with who and what is going on with each character. The way the characters behave is very much a psychological thriller.
The dialogue is superb. LaPierre is a very good writer overall but she excels at dialogue. She also excels at writing sex scenes. OMG!!! I think I'll be reading a couple of chapters over and over.
The book is extremely well researched and very well done. On the smarts scale I would give this book a 10 out of 10. It's not the kind of book that you know early on who the murderer is. I didn't know who the killer was 'til the very end. Nothing about this book is predictable yet it all makes sense. It's just a very well written book that weaves together all these things going on. When you step back you see a beautiful tapestry and you are in awe of it.
I've read some other reviews on this book and a couple of comments were made about the ending. The ending answers all your questions and satisfies you very much. You are really happy that everything ended the way it did but then in the same style that she writes many of her chapters, out of the blue there's a twist at the very last line of the book and because of that one line you can't wait to find out what happens in the next book. I thought it was a perfect ending for a series.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)