- Jerrie Alexander
- Release Date
- October 2016
- Book 2 of Killer Affections
When an injury on the job sends FBI agent Linc Hawkins home to rehab, his plan to enjoy the Malibu surf and sand is interrupted when a cafe owner he befriends is murdered, and a promise to take care of the man's granddaughter must be kept. Keeping the sexy blonde safe and out of his arms proves to be a dangerous challenge, both to their lives – and to their hearts.
Samantha Anderson receives the shock of a lifetime when a grandfather she didn't know existed, dies and leaves her a fortune. The life-altering event sends her to a fairy tale beach in Southern California, and makes her question if her entire past was a sham. Sam uncovers family secrets with the aid of a smoking-hot FBI agent who's hell-bent on keeping her safe. Sparks fly as they work side-by-side, and she finds herself falling in love.
The past and present collide as the pieces of this puzzle come together. Why was Samantha's grandfather killed? Why was he estranged from his real family? It's too bad the dead can't speak because Linc and Samantha will have to survive a killer bent on total destruction if they're going to find their happily ever after.
Nov 23, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
76 people found the following review helpful
TILL THE DEAD SPEAK by Jerri Alexander is the second book in her Killer Affections romantic suspense series. Murder, money laundering and old secrets are all set in an on-the-beach restaurant/bar under the sun in Malibu.
The owner of "The Cage" is found on the beach and ruled a suicide by drowning. Charlie was dying from cancer, but all his employees and friends knew he was terrified of the ocean and would never have killed himself that way. Part-time bartender, Lincoln 'Linc' Hawkins just doesn't buy it and since he still has time off for rehab from the FBI, he decides to investigate for himself and the new owner, Charlie's granddaughter, Samantha 'Sam' Anderson.
Sam did not even know Charlie existed until she is notified by his lawyer that he left "The Cage" and his home to her. When she tries to get information from her grandmother, she is stonewalled. The moment Linc picks her up at the airport, there is an attempt to harm her and when they check out Charlie's properties, they have been trashed. Someone is searching for something and Linc and Sam have to figure out what as they try to fight the immediate attraction they have to each other because Sam plans to return to her life in Texas.
There are several mysteries that need answered and the author does so at a steady pace throughout the book. The title is very appropriate because everything past and present ties back to Charlie and his death. I loved the loving and fun relationship between Sam and her grandmother.
The romance was going well until they both backed off for differing reasons, but all their friends could see they should be together. I do feel they should have talked about their problems to each other a bit sooner in the story because I feel their romance resolution came together a bit abruptly at the end. I am also hoping I was reading an ARC, because it could use another proofread. A steady, entertaining romantic suspense otherwise.
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