A Hachette Forever Book, November 2012
Obtained via: publisher
Kate Brady’s WHERE ANGELS REST is an edge of your seat race against time to save the life of a man on death row.
Psychologist Erin Sims has just gotten a luck break. Her brother, who has been sitting on death row for over a decade, has just been given a week reprieve from his execution by lethal injection. Convinced of who the real killer is, Erin travels to the little town of Hopewell, Ohio to bring the man to justice. There she meets Sheriff Nikolaus Mann, who helps her in her investigation of the killer she believes is living in Hopewell under an assumed name.
While Kate Brady’s WHERE ANGELS REST is marketed as a romantic suspense, this reader feels it would be better characterized as a mystery. There was a building romance throughout the story, but it seemed to be more background filler than the actual story. The actual story was more of a who-done-it. So if you like mysteries with a little romance, you will like this book. If you are looking for a grand romance with a bit of mystery thrown in, this is probably not going to be the book for you. Just a guess (she says shrugging shoulders).
Both lead characters, Erin and Nick, are strong multifaceted characters. Erin has spent all of her free time trying to free her brother. She is dogged in her pursuit of justice, seemingly fearless and one pushy woman. She is also running out of time. Nick has been pretty much hiding in Hopewell with his young daughter ever since his wife was killed by a serial killer in Los Angeles and Nick almost beat him to death. He has a lot of experience finding killers and though he initially doesn’t want to help Erin, the detective in him is unable to stay away.
The story moves at a fast clip and has many strong possibilities for the killer. The tension builds as the clock ticks and will keep you wondering as you speed through the story looking for clues. Even though this reader thought she had the story all figured out a few times along the way, the ending was still a bit of a surprise. The romantic element served to add to the overall storyline and character development.
Mystery fans are sure to enjoy Kate Brady’s latest romantic suspense, WHERE ANGELS REST. It just might satisfy the romantic in you as well.
Reviewed by T. Barringer
"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."