About COLD MALICE
ASAC Steve (Mac) McKenzie is out to prove himself by leading a task force investigating a series of murders in the heart of Washington, DC. His undercover work in an antigovernment compound twenty years earlier is related—as is the sweet, innocent girl he befriended back then. Now that girl is a beautiful woman, and she has something to hide.
Tess Fallon spent a lifetime trying to outrun her family’s brand of bigotry, but someone is threatening her anonymity by using the anniversary of her father’s death to carry out evil crimes and she’s terrified her younger brother is involved. She sets out to find the truth and comes face-to-face with a man she once idolized, a man she thought long dead. As the crimes escalate it becomes obvious the killer has an agenda, and Tess and Mac are running out of time to stop him.
Will the perpetrator use a decades-old dream of revolution to attack the federal government? And will the fact that Tess and Mac have fallen hard for each other give a cold-hearted killer the power to destroy them both?
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My Musings :
This is another new author to me and well, I love discovering new authors and the way I enjoyed Cold Malice is sure to make me read her other works when I have time.
There are lots of things to take into consideration when reading a romantic suspense. The characters, their likeability, the plot line, the romantic aspect and the very important suspense part which we so enjoy and dread.
Let me start with characters. The protagonists are well developed and the supporting cast have such a strong impact on them that they are very essential in their roles. I love love Tess. Her innate courage and her big heart and her pride in herself, all make her a very loveable heroine. As for Mac, though he had me doubting with his doubt in Tess and by taking advantage of her for his job, I liked him at the end.
From the beginning the pace is set at fast and furious. The way the murders are executed had me intrigued with the motive and the persons involved. As the story progressed, I was hesitant in taking a person at face value except for Tess and Mac. The author played the characters superbly in her game. The ending was a surprise to me. I was able to almost guess one of them but the other one was a mystery till the end.
I confess I was a bit hesitant in picking this book. The reason was the supposed age difference between the protagonists gleaned from the blurb. But it wasn't dire as I thought. The author has penned a top notch romantic suspense which has made me ask for more!
I received a free copy for reviewing purposes. This doesn't affect my review in any way.
My one line review : A top notch romantic suspense!
My rating : 5/5
My reread factor : 3.5/5