Clay Edison is a deputy coroner whose last case earned him a suspension. But things are going great with his girlfriend and he’s back at work. Then that middle of the night call comes. There’s been a shooting in an East Bay neighborhood and there are multiple victims, including a Jane Doe. Clay decides to take on identifying Jane, which will turn out to be quite a project. While this is going on, his brother is released from prison and shows up for Thanksgiving with a big surprise.
I think this series is a great collaboration from the Kellermans. In the beginning I wasn’t quite sure what to think about Clay but he quickly grew on me. I loved how the story was not limited to the investigation but brought in the challenges of Clay’s personal life as well. My favorite character though, may well be Clay’s girlfriend. She is so supportive but at the same time has a way of keeping him rooted in reality. I like that this story has a real life feel to it. That being said, the story is full of twists and mysteries and action enough to satisfy any mystery lover. The fact that this story is set in California is just a bonus for me. Definitely check this series out.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 4.5 stars!!
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An absolutely riveting story! You cannot miss out on reading this book!
Dr. Grace Blades is a psychologist and a loner. She treats people that have suffered severe trauma, and she’s good at it. But Grace has suffered her own traumas and the past is about to come back and haunt her. Soon Grace’s life is in danger and she must put all the clues together quickly if she wants to come out alive.
This book drew me in immediately and kept me hooked. The pace was very comfortable and made for quick reading. The story is told in an alternating pattern, changing from the action in the present to the events in Grace’s childhood that set up the events of the present. The two perspectives are interwoven perfectly. The author gives you a glimpse of the past at just the right moments in the present story. Dr. Blades is a complicated character but she is beautifully drawn out in this book.
It’s very rare that I feel privileged to have been able to read a book, but reading this one has definitely been a privilege. This book is scheduled to be released on August 18, 2015 and I highly recommend it to everybody.