Synopsis: When Michael Rowland saves his younger brother Joshua from the clutches of his stepfather, he runs for his life with his brother in his arms. From his hiding place he sees the man who has made their lives a misery taken away in the trunk of a stranger’s car, never to be seen again.
Doctor Dani Novak has been keeping soccer coach Diesel Kennedy at arm’s length to protect him from her dark secrets. When they are brought together by the two young brothers who desperately need their help, it seems they might finally be able to leave their damaged pasts behind them.
But as the only witness to the man who kidnapped and murdered his stepfather, Michael is in danger. As Diesel and Dani do all that they can to protect him, their own investigation into the murder uncovers a much darker web of secrets than they could have imagined.
As more bodies start to appear it’s clear that this killer wants vengeance. And will wipe out anything that gets in his way…
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: The Cincinnati series continues, and seeing as I have read them back to back I feel like I am practically a neighbour to this group of characters. Each of the previous 4 books features all of the same characters but the main focus picks up on two of them and this book is the turn of Diesel Kennedy and Dani Novak (FINALLY!).
This particular book features Michael Rowland and his younger brother Joshua. Michael is deaf and has always made it his mission to ensure Joshua is kept safe. The opening of the book makes it clear that Michael is on his own, and the threat to both his and his brother life is very real.
This storyline was heart wrenching to say the least, however it was as always done with class and style and when you realise that Dani and Diesel are doing everything they can to keep the kids safe you know they are on to a winner.
There are many issues that aren’t brought up in other books, especially the fact that Dani Novak is diagnosed with HIV. I think it was amazing the way that the book not only incorporates this type of storyline in but educates the reader as well. As well as the usual host of characters there is plenty of action, and as with all the other books a lot of danger. I finished this in record time and once again just LOVED it. I don’t know whether this is the last book in the series, although I am crossing my fingers and hoping that Quincy and Troy may get a shot in another book. A hugely enjoyable series that I would highly recommend.