Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Review for Cross Her Heart by Melinda Leigh

Cross Her Heart
publication: March 17th 2020 by Montlake

A homicide detective’s violent family history repeats itself in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of murder, secrets, and retribution.

For more than twenty-five years, Philadelphia homicide detective Bree Taggert has tucked away the nightmarish childhood memories of her parents’ murder-suicide…Until her younger sister, Erin, is killed in a crime that echoes that tragic night: innocent witnesses and a stormy marriage that ended in gunfire. There’s just one chilling difference. Erin’s husband, Justin, has vanished.

Bree knows how explosive the line between love and hate can be, yet the evidence against her troubled brother-in-law isn’t adding up. Teaming up with Justin’s old friend, former sheriff’s investigator and K-9 handler Matt Flynn, Bree vows to uncover the secrets of her sister’s life and death, as she promised Erin’s children. But as her investigation unfolds, the danger hits close to home. Once again, Bree’s family is caught in a death grip. And this time, it could be fatal for her. 

My Thoughts…

I am a fan of Melinda Leigh.   With each book, she brings characters to life, a story that I become invested in, and a book that I cannot put down.   Cross Her Heart is the first book in the Bree Taggert series, and I am so excited to read more in this series.  

We meet Bree Taggert 25 years after her parent’s murder-suicide.   She gets a call from her sister and heads home to find her sister dead and her brother-in-law missing.  I was so invested in Bree finding Justin not guilty that I had kept turning pages, looking for clues, and hoping for the best for all.   Erin’s children needed Bree to take care of them, Bree needed to find the closure she was looking for, and I needed to know who killed Erin.  

The relationship between Bree and Mike was interesting.   I could feel the heat but like that they didn’t let their emotions get in the way of the reason they were working together.   Their focus was on the crime that was committed, and I hope their relationship will just grow naturally as this series continues.      

I recommend Melinda Leigh’s Cross Your Heart to anyone looking for a good thriller and mystery book.

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