Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book review: Deathtrap (Broslin Creek Trilogy #2) by Dana Marton

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Available June 3rd.

She'd been "the sick girl" for most of her life. She refused to go straight to "the weird girl". Heart-transplant recipient Sophie Curtis has been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again. Her spooky body memories are scary enough, but then she finds herself in the cross hairs of a killer.

"Love was blind, people said. But lust was blind, deaf and reckless." Ethan Bing hadn't been a great romantic before he became a cop. Whatever shred of optimism he had left after becoming Broslin Chief of Police had been seared out of him by the unsolved murder of his wife two years before. A new case brings the killer within reach just as Sophie pops into his life. She gets through his defenses like no other before, but soon it becomes clear that she's been selected as the killer's next victim.

This is book 2 in the Broslin Creek series but  is essentially a stand alone book. The characters from book one are only mentioned in this book. I have not read any book that i can recall with a heart transplant person in them. Sophie Curtis is one such person. Her whole life she's been the sick girl. Unable to do the things she's dreamed of. Now though with a new heart she's starting to work on a long list of things she wants to do. She broke up with her boyfriend who only wanted her if he could run her life. She moved away from where she grey up and bought a place of her own and is running a successful company from home.  While out for a walk she comes across a stray dog. A rottweiler with a sweet disposition really but it takes her a while to get used to him when she can't find the owner and is stuck with him. The dog is what causes her to meet Ethan Bing. Ethan or "Bing" as everyone calls him is the towns police chief. He's got his own demons. Hi wife was murdered two years ago and he still has no clue as to who killed her and why. Then another murder takes place with a connection to his wife's murder. Between investigating the murders and  Sophie he is twisted up inside about where his loyalties should be. Guilt is a heady thing sometimes. Then comes a HUGE twist in the investigation when he realizes that Sophie is tied up into things. This is a another example of Dana Marton's ability to write romantic suspense.  She keeps you guessing right up to the end. The emotional factor in this story is huge when you see everything that is going on with both main characters and you can get a little hung up on that and you ask yourself what would you do if it was you.  5 out of 5 stars for Deathtrap by Dana Marton.

Find out more about this author and this series on her website here.

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