Trick Roller

Cordelia Kingsbridge
Trick Roller
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Riptide Publishing
Release Date
January 2018
Book 2 of Seven of Spades
LGBTQ, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

It's the height of summer in Las Vegas. Everyone believes the serial killer Seven of Spades is dead—except Levi Abrams and Dominic Russo—and it's back to business as usual. For Levi, that means investigating a suspicious overdose at the Mirage that looks like the work of a high-class call girl, while Dominic pursues a tough internship with a local private investigator. The one bright spot for both of them is their blossoming relationship.

But things aren't so simple. Soon Levi is sucked into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, even as his obsession with the Seven of Spades intensifies. Dominic knows that Levi isn't crazy. He knows the Seven of Spades is still out there, and he'll do anything to prove it. But Dominic has his own demons to battle, and he may be fighting a losing war.

One thing is certain: the Seven of Spades holds all the cards. It won't be long before they show their hand.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jan 29, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
83 people found the following review helpful
TRICK ROLLER was an engaging and solid second instalment of a series that is slowly taking a high place among my favorites. It brings back the strong mystery elements that made me love Kill Game and it gives us more of the romance I've been waiting for.

Everything started getting back to normal after most people thinks the Seven of Spades mystery is already solved. Levi has to get back to work investigating a suspicious overdose and Dominic starts working as a private detective. Both men are trying to focus on their new relationship, but Levi's obsession with his previous case won't let him alone and Dominic's own demons are still hunting him, risking the start of what seems like a promising relationship.

This was an amazing second book for this series. It kept the strong mystery elements that were the hook for me in the first place, but in this new instalment, it gives more of a spotlight to the starting romance between Dominic and Levi, that already looks strong and full of love. I liked the little details between them, how they are still getting to know each other and the people in their lives. They are a fantastic couple, very caring and unexpectedly sweet. I loved to see their personality traits remain the same, they still are true to themselves and they still have some flaws that made them perfect to my eyes. The secondary characters were great too and they also give us some beautiful and romantic moment to enjoy.

The mystery is an important part of the plot. It is just as good as in its predecessor, there are still some investigations around the Seven of Spades being made, but most of the time is spent trying to solve the new case. It was at a slow pace at the beginning but near the end it became a lot faster and those last pages were so amazing, I was unable to put it down. The story is so interesting that it was very hard to stop reading. It felt shorter than its actual length.

Overall this was a magnificent book. I'm loving how the series is going. I'm absolutely hooked to this and I will read the next instalments. I would recommend this book to any reader who likes a well-made mystery.
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