About the Book:
In Dee Henderson's novella "Betrayed," Janelle Roberts is freed--thanks to people she doesn't know--after serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she did not commit. But a murderer is still at large, and Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another betrayal.
In Dani Pettrey's "Deadly Isle," Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer bent on betrayal before they become the next victims?
In Lynette Eason's "Code of Ethics," trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John saves the life of Detective Isaac Martinez. After a betrayal leads to him getting shot and then attacked while in recovery, Isaac is now a key witness determined to testify. But someone is intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. Together, Ruthie and Isaac go on the run, desperate to escape the killers hunting him.
This is a splendid collection of three distinctly different and captivating suspense novellas!
Dee Henderson brings back two of my favorite characters in "Betrayed"- Ann and Paul Falcon. Together they put their expertise to the test and unlock unanswered questions to a six-year-old murder that ultimately results in the main character, Janelle, being freed. Janelle adds her own theories to the mix leaving the reader to ponder the possible scenarios of who the true killer may be.
Pettrey's offering, "Deadly Isle", leaned a little more into the romance side of the story but was still laced with plenty of suspense. There were a few places where I felt gaps in the story and thought details were skipped over in an effort to move the story along. Overall, it was still a good read!
Eason's novella, "Code of Ethics", was my favorite! Again, this story was a little heavier on the romance side since the "bad guys" were somewhat known by Isaac from the start. The suspense lay in Isaac and Ruthie's need to stay on the run to elude being caught in the enemies snare. The romance between the two developed quickly as they have to learn to trust one another in uncertain situations. Loved catching glimpses of the St. John extended family, too!
This collection provides a great "sampler" introduction of three of my favorite authors.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions regarding this literary work.
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