When she believes her husband is murdered and the lives of her and her daughter Sophie are in danger, Robin Spinney changes her name to Annie Kendall and moves to Maine. There, she encounters Davy Hunter the interim chief of police who is confronting his own demons. Breton delivers great romantic tension and a decent murder/thriller plot. This book has some of the same characters as her book "Lethal Lies," but it couldn't really be called a sequel. In fact, I liked this one better!
Fast reading, very hard to put down. Suspenseful to the very end, with romance mixed in.
Took a few chapters to get into the story but once I did, I couldn't put it down!
I Found this book a good read for those who like Romantic Suspense.
Robin Spinney finds out that there is no one she can turn to when her policeman husband supposedly committs suicide and then his partner supposedly does the same after she asks him for help. Even changing her name and moving 1,000 miles away with her small daughter doesn't help. Like the review on the back says - "You can run but you can't hide".
I really enjoyed this romantic suspense - it is a quick read - one day if you have all day or a weekend if there's nothing good on TV.
A good book by Breton like normal, not my favorite, however I just got done reading it and it is a quarter to three in the morning, if that says anything about the book.
Heartstopping at times, enjoyable characters and nice twist for ending
Really enjoyed this book.
I loved this book. Hard to put down.
In Atchawalla, Mississippi, widow Robin Spinny finds documents her late spouse Deputy Sheriff Mac left behind that incriminates his boss Sheriff Luke Brogan of doing illegal activities. She took the evidence to Mac's best friend Deputy Boyd Northrup, father of two with a third on the way, who officially commits suicide. Robin believes otherwise and feels that Luke and his brother murdered Boyd and her husband, who two years ago allegedly died in a car accident. With her daughter Sophie, Robin flees with intent to hide in plain sight elsewhere in the country.
Robin changes her name to Annie Kendall and two years later with teenage Sophie she opens up the Twilight Motel & Video Store in Serenity, Maine. As acting police chief for two months, disgraced former DEA Agent Davy Hunter finds Annie quite attractive, but believes she is hiding something. At the same time Luke is closing in on the woman who could expose him. Only Davy and a deputy not happy with his appointment stand in their way, but Luke has killed two law enforcement officials and has no problem with adding one more to his list.
CRIMINAL INTENT is an exhilarating suspense thriller with a romantic subplot that takes a back seat to the action. The story line centers on the woman (and her daughter) in peril from lethal law enforcement officials who want to insure her silence even two years after she vanished. The hired gun though he makes limited appearances is an intriguing character while the Brogan siblings don't appear enough to make them as dangerous as they apparently are. Davy sees the Kendall females as his redemption, but has doubts he can do the job. Fans will enjoy this solid romantic suspense thriller with the emphasis on the paths leading to a High Noon confrontation.
The police said it was an accident-a late-night crash on a fog-drenched Mississippi highway that took the life of Robin Spinney's deputy sheriff husband, Mac.
Two years later, Robin stumbles across hisjournal-and the frantic final entry-and she is certain Mac's death was no accident. Terrified, she goes to the only person she can trust with damning evidence. In less than twenty-four hours he, too, is dead. Convinced she is in grave danger, Robin flees to Serenity, Maine, and attempts to build a new life for herself as Annie Kendall.
Davy Hunter is Serenity's reluctant temporary police chief. All he wants is to get through the next two months as quietly as possible, but Annie Kendall's arrival puts that idea on the shelf. Davy can see through the careful facade that Annie has constructed and knows that this woman is hiding something.
With a past that won't disappear, Annie must decide if she can trust Davy enough to tell him the truth, or whether to take justice into her own hands.