Monday, February 11, 2013
Book Review: Line of Fire
Rachel Nunes book, Line of Fire, continues the Autumn Rain adventures. This is by far my favorite series of hers.
Autumn has found her biological father, who happens to also be a suspect in the disappearance of a young girl. She consults with her sister, Tawnia, and decides to help in the investigation to find out if he's guilty or not. Of course, her detective boyfriend, Shannon Martin, accompanies her and before they even make it to the city her dad lives in, they are involved in an attempted robbery. It quickly spirals from there, with gunshots and fists flying on every other page.
It was exciting and I love the new layer to Autumn and Shannon. Shannon is such a great hero and it's funny how opposite he is to Autumn, yet they really do complement each other. This was a great case for them, filled with suspense and uncertainty which sort of defines where they are as a couple as well. I really loved that. A few times the fight scenes with the bad guys dragged for me because there were so many of them, but it didn't detract from the emotion and the investigation. I love how her and Shannon have grown over the series and I can't wait to see where it goes. It also adds a new emotional dimension with how things turn out with her father. I hope that's part of the next book, too.
Here is the back copy:
Some secrets are best left alone.
Autumn Rain is back to work, along with handsome Detective Shannon Martin, but this time her investigation is personal. She must prove whether or not Cody Beckett is responsible for the disappearance of a young girl. His record makes him the main suspect, even if there's not enough evidence to arrest him, and Autumn's unique ability to read imprints may be the only way she can uncover the truth.
What Autumn discovers, however, is far bigger than she or Shannon expected. Secrets, lies, missing evidence, and Autumn's own volatile feelings regarding Cody muddy the case until they aren't sure whom to trust, even among their own allies.
Soon Autumn and Shannon are running out of time to save their own lives and the lives of more than one little girl.