As always, I had a hard time putting this book down. It took only 2 days to read it and I enjoyed it all.
This story had not one but 2 murders to solve; and as usual the "girls", even without Jill, were up to their elbows in it.
Seems the "Club" has picked up a new member, a lawyer!
However, this time, Lt. Boxer solved the second murder by herself!
Former U.S. Senator Quintrell is dead.
His son, New Mexico's governor, is preparing his run for the highest political office in the land.
And dark family secrets are about to explode with the devastating force of a Southwestern earthquake.
An eccentric Quintrell aunt has invited genealogist Carolina "Carly" May to their Taos compound to compile a record of the illutrious family. But digging nto the past is raising troubling questions about a would-be president's private life...and the grisly street crime that left his drug-addicted sister dead. As a dark world of twisted passions and depravity slowly opens up before Carly, there is no one whom she dares trust - perhaps least of all Dan Duran, a dangerous, haunted enigma who's tied to the Quintrells' history. But she will need an ally to survive the terrible mysteries a father carried to his grave - because folowing the bloodlines of the powerful can be a bloody business. And some dead secrets can kill.
This would have been better if it didn't keep jumping back and forth in time. I'm not a big fan of that type of story. On the whole story could have done without all the, what I felt was, gratuitous sex.
As much as I like Ridley Pearson, for some reason I just wasn't able to get into this book and abandoned it after only 70 pages.
I'm sure it is probably as good as his others, but just not for me. At least not at this time.
Just to let you know, this is one of those new "taller" books.
This one kept me guessing virtually to the end. Which for me is a bit rare. It also kept me up all night to finish the last quarter of it!
As Naomi L. said - "Typical Johansen plot line- strong woman gets caught in deadly circumstance, thrown in with "dangerous but good hearted" tough guy. As they solve the mystery she goes from hating him to seeing the good in him while strenghthing herself and "saving the world."" Actually this is why I cannot give it a full 5 stars. People of this character do NOT change, at least not this quickly, not in real life. So I felt the characters were "out of character".
Otherwise, the story was good and did keep me up very late to finish it.