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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Christine Baranek

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fall to Pieces
By: Becky Flade
5*

I want to start by saying my expectations were set very high for this book. I loved the first book in the Philly Heat series. I definitely was excited to continue the series.
Lexi is a cop with survivor’s guilt. I would say that her introduction was very relatable. I think anyone who has survivor’s guilt is on a self-destructive path. The department is concerned about whether she is fit to continue her job position. They place a new partner with her, who is secretly examining if she can continue the job.
Their first case as “partners” is to hunt down a child killer. As they work on this case, their chemistry is undeniable and as a reader this jumps of the page.
One thing I’ve learned to expect from Becky Flade is well written characters who have a chemistry that just oozes off the page. This does not disappoint! I loved this story so very much.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Diane Sennett

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imagine working with people who should be on your side, but are really working against you. Alexandra Danvers, Homicide Detective just wants to bring a child killer to justice.
Xavier Knight, a Police corruption specialist is tasked with evaluating Lexi to report whether or not she should remain on the force.
When the two are partnered together, their first assignment is a child homicide. Throughout the investigation, Lexi and Xavier must overcome their own emotions from the past to uncover the criminal behind this crime.
The two each feel a physical attraction, but try not to show it. When tensions rise and Lexi is suspended from her job; she and Xavier become friends until a moment when it becomes more.
This book is full of suspense, raw emotion and romance. Page after page, I rooted for these characters to solve the crime, overcome their demons and find love.

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Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat Series Book 2) by Becky Flade – Review by Julie Johnson

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lexi Danvers is still trying to come to grips with the horrible and untimely death of her husband, Robert. On top of that, she’s given a new partner in the homicide division. As a detective, she’s dedicated to her job, sometimes too much. As a friend and lover, she’s not as dedicated and uses people, although it’s not always purposeful.

Xavier Knight is the new detective assigned as Lexi’s partner. He’s not without some skeletons in his closet either, although he keeps that door pretty closed. What he’s not happy about is that he’s been hired to keep an eye on Lexi. She’s a loose cannon and could become a liability to the division. Xavier isn’t sure he can defy the trust of his partner.

There is a child killer on the loose and Lexi is pretty sure she knows who’s committing these crimes. How can she solve these murders when her shield is in question?

I love this author and this is only the second book I’ve read of hers. This story is gritty and covers some very difficult themes that are unfortunately happening far too often in our country. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Flade’s work!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Beverly Finnie

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely different, but I loved the different! Fall to Pieces is an investigation within an investigation. A murder mystery with Internal Affair’s right in the middle.
Lexi, a North East Philly detective, has been assigned a new partner. Xavier has been assigned to Lexi’s precinct to investigate Lexi, what better way to do that then as her partner. First case as partners, a homicide of a child. A case that could make or break her career Lexi is determined to get justice for the family.
Xavier is torn in his quest to prove that Lexi is unfit. Lexi exudes a lot of confidence and qualities he admires, but feels she can be careless. Oh and he’s also attracted to her, that never makes things easy.
I loved the character development of Lexi and Xavier as individuals and working together, but the book has me posing a few questions for you.
Will Lexi find out Xavier has been brought in to essentially “take her badge”?
Will Lexi and Xavier act on their mutual attraction?
Will justice be delivered for Tommy Welsh?
Three intriguing questions that have answers just as intriguing of answers, but if I answered them for you what good is that. READ FIND OUT THOSE 3 ANSWERS AND MORE! This is my second time reading this book. The first time was as a stand-alone, this time I read it in succession with book 1. Made me enjoy it so much more. I love when an author creates characters and focuses on specific ones with each book release.
It’s a whirlwind of a book that will DEFINITELY NOT DISAPPOINT! You are going to want more when it’s over!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Trish Ann

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a good read. Definitely felt Lexi’s pain over Robert. This book was character driven and had good interpersonal relationships. It had a different feel to it than the other one. I liked the mix of genres.

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Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat Series #2) by Becky Flade-Review by Amanda Kimble

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat series, #2)Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Fall to Pieces (Philly Heat Series #2) by Becky Glade

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author. Fall to Pieces is the second book in the Philly Heat Series. We get to see the characters from book one. This book was very entertaining.

Lexi has lost her husband and now people think she’s getting special treatment. Some want her out of the department. She fights to stay and finds herself falling for her new partner. Can she take the hits as they come? The quote I chose for Lexi is:“I’d rather feel boxed in than watched.”

Xavier is new to the team and is under strict instructions to find anything on Lexi. When he finds that she’s passionate about her job things change. He wants her to be the best. The quote I chose for Xavier is: “Xavier Knight. I’d like to say it’s a pleasure, but under these circumstances, that feels inappropriate.”

Highly recommended for Romantic Suspense lovers.

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FALL TO PIECES BY BECKY FLADE REVIEWED BY CARLIE DEL GALLO

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, there are not enough great things to say about this book! From the first chapter to the very end of this book I was HOOKED and could not stop reading!! Lexi is a headstrong independent female character which made this book that much better! When she had to work with Xavier she was not thrilled but made their story THAT MUCH BETTER. The ending was just the icing on the cake! I will be reading all of her stories now because the writing style is just superb.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Ashley Hasting

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book took me under and kept me hook. Lexi is such a great main character that brings a lot to the table. It can a bit dark with the past, but man does it keep you wanting more. Xavier is also a piece of work with a lot of package, but once again, worth the read. Great job to the author indeed!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Laura-Jane Minnie

Fall to PiecesFall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great detective romance story. The story line was great it pulled me in especially with the massive plot twist. Detectives Lexi and Xavier are on the hunt for a child killer but Xavier has a hidden agenda and it could jeopardise the whole case if he concentrates on what he has been hired to do. Lexi and Xavier are spending so much time together on this case that feelings start to grow between the pair can they remain professional and ignore these feelings

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Jess Engel

Fall to PiecesFall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An engaging, well-written romantic suspense/crime novel! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in a couple of sittings. It was hard to put down; the story was fast-paced with fully developed characters drawing the reader in deeper. The world building was also excellent, making the reader feel like they are in the middle of the story, with vivid details. The author tackles many difficult themes in the story, including suicide and loss of child to murder, which makes the book feel a bit darker and could make it challenging to read, but I found her writing flawless and her ability to capture emotion of characters excellent, doing proper justice to difficult subject matter. Overall, this was an excellently written book and I look forward to more from this author.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Angelina Frazzini

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If romantic suspense is your thing, you’ll definitely want to give this book a chance. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t wait to finish this one.

Lexi’s career is on the line and a lot of things factor in to that but she is determined to bring justice to Arthur. Xavier is brought on to determine if Lexi is capable of doing her job and doing it well but Lexi is not privy to that information. Xavier doing his job could very well compromise the case Lexi is working on to serve justice to a child murderer. I don’t want to say too much so as not to give anything away as the suspense is part of the experience. This was such a good read. I definitely recommend!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Amber Poole

Fall to PiecesFall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love detective stories. I enjoy trying to figure things out with them. Top that with the pain and past Lexi tried to bury deep within herself and the trouble it was causing her with work, I was hooked. I needed the bad guy to get caught just as much as she did. As a parent it was rough hearing about the cases. But it made me connect more to the story. Despite the real reason Xavier was transferred to Lexi’s department I kinda hoped a romance would bud. This story definitely keeps you interested. I also like some of the references that let you know it takes place in current time.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Michelle Austin

Fall to PiecesFall to Pieces by Becky Flade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a suspenseful 4 star read. This was my first read from this author and I was pleasantly surprised. Her writing pulls you right into Xavier and Lexi’s story.

Lexi is on a mission to capture a child killer. Xavier joins Lexi as her partner in the investigation.
When these two meet there is an instant attraction, can Xavier keep things professional? How would Lexi feel if she really knew who he was and the real reason he has been assigned to work with her. What will happen when she finds out his secret?

Will they be able to find the killer before it’s too late?

Overall I really enjoyed this book. We get suspense, emotion, drama and so much more. My emotions were all over the place. I really liked both of these characters. I can’t imagine being a detective and having to deal with the things that these two did. They had a great connection as well. If you’re looking for a great thrilling read, 1-click and get started today. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Katie Kearney

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m a sucker for a good romantic suspense story and this author definitely delivered that for me. The storyline kept me on my toes and was filled to the brim with drama, mystery and plenty of romance to. The author does a wonderful job of keeping a perfect balance of all those things and more. The characters draw you in and keep you reading. I couldn’t put it down and loved every minute of it. I’m definitely going to be looking for more from this author. Lexi may be one of my top characters for this year. It’s well written and paced nicely. Four big stars and highly recommended!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Vanessa Watts

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First off this story is a wild ride full of emotional and physical suspense. The cat and mouse analogy seems to tame to even describe what the author has pulled off with her writing. Our main character Lexi is deemed a loose cannon at work, someone the bosses are trying to force out before she damages the reputation of the force or costs them a lot of money. Meanwhile Lexi is just dealing with past traumas that she can’t seem to outrun from the loss of a kid to her husband who committed suicide in the home they shared. Enter Xavier Knight who is brought in to test Lexi’s demeanor and see whether she is truly fit for duty or the loose cannon that everyone thinks she is.

Xavier is assigned as Lexi’s new partner in his undercover work with internal affairs as he evaluates Lexi. However, their first case throws them and their relationship into a tailspin when it is the body of a young boy. Once again Lexi has to confront the same man that her husband lost his battle to Book. Tempers flare while the investigation is happening and to avoid further lawsuit after a confrontation at the station with Book, Lexi and Xavier are pulled from the investigation. Xavier finally starts to realize that the department is forcefully trying to remove Lexi even though she is a good detective. He also finds that she may be right about Book’s involvement in the boys murder and agrees to investigate him with Lexi in secret. Both Lexi and Xavier are trying to hold their secrets close to their vests but what happens when they come to light? Will the ticking time bomb they are tiptoeing around implode taking them down with it? Or can the bring a murderer who has bested them to justice? This is one of the best books I have read this year and will look for other titles this author has written. Her characters are dynamic, the storylines explosive and the twists and turns keep you coming back for me trying to put all the pieces together before the characters themselves do.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Finley K. James

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book has so many interesting elements—a great storyline, fantastic characters, and enough romance and suspense to fill a few volumes. I’ve never been what one could call a “fan” of police dramas and mysteries, but this book has certainly given me pause in that viewpoint. I couldn’t stop reading, too intrigued and drawn in. The characters might as well be real people with how well they were written. Even the background characters were amazing and integral to the story. If you enjoy books with suspense, crime, and an ensemble of characters you’ll love, this is for you.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by NellyN

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kudos to this author for showing tact in dealing with triggering scenes in this novel. While scenarios were real life, the author gave a well-deserved ending. The characters were well developed and crush-worthy 😉. The storyline was easy to read as it was compelling. Fall to Pieces was my introduction to this author’s work, but it certainly won’t be my last.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fast paced book swept me off my feet because the action was so intense. Suspenseful was the romantic element that kept your heart pumping just as much as the action parts. I’m so enthralled with the characters that it all made this an exciting read! This is beautiful and very enjoyable.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade reviewed by Gretchen Dildine

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I’ll admit – this is a new author to me. I was intrigued by the synopsis of the book and decided to dive right in to it. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the book immensely. There is mystery and drama – complex characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. It is a dark story of a detective who lost her husband to suicide and who works hard to maintain her sanity…while dealing with her workload and coworkers. The story leads you into the lives of a detective and the search for a suspected child killer. The emotions of losing a child can be felt in the words so vividly written and woven thru the story line by the author. I would recommend this book if you enjoy a good mystery – I could hardly put the book down. Now to go back and read the first book in the series.

 

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Jo Frizzell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author writes a beautiful story! The main character, Lexi, is so relatable! She’s living her every day life, and refuses to compromise her morals. That’s so hard to do, and the way she interacts with the other characters is so realistic. The relationships weaved between the characters and the complexity of the plot were truly amazing and I didn’t want to put this book down!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Dahnielle Hibbert

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novel is face paced and a page turner. I literally couldn’t put it down from the first word to the very last! Lexi is a bit of a hot headed detective who is known as a loose cannon since her husband took his own life. While this is a very dark, dangerous subject I feel this author really handled it with grace and truth.
Xavier is sent in to investigate Lexi but ends up finding out she really is a crack detective with a big heart! Their attraction is hot and fast, but with a child killer on the loose can they find him before he gets to them? This fast paced thriller, suspense, drama, romance novel is my pick for a great read you won’t be able to put down.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Felicia Bates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Several years ago I read a book series about a male detective haunted by his past and trying to outrun his demons. I absolutely loved it. Something about Fall to Pieces brings me back to that series and it thrills me to know that the main character in this dangerous read is a female. In a genre that could be so overdone this storyline remained unique to me, and I really admire the author’s writing for that. While it sounds unoriginal to say, this book hooked me from page one as I patiently awaited for Lexi’s story to unravel. I have read so many great books in the recent past but this one really reminded me of my love for the romantic suspense genre and my need to dive deeper into it again. This is without a doubt a 5 star read in my eyes.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A thrilling yet romantic five-star read. It’s a fast-paced story, with an engaging storyline, the characters will make you care about them, they suck you into the story. There is crime, but also chemistry, you will get pulled into Xavier and Lexi’s story, guessing the clues and following the leads. Lexi does get a little heavy at times, but as you get to know her you see the real her. This is a great story and an author I am excited to hear more from.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Jenna Knee

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are a fan of detective and romantic suspsense books then this one is for you. Throw a little pull at the heart strings and have some emotional, tear induced moments and you are all set. Fast paced read that you don’t want to put down. You start to fall in love with the main character a few chapters in, at first she comes off as smug and hard nosed but once you start to really get to know her story, your mind will be changed. Highly recommend this great read!

Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Barbara Bohls

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is completely different from what I normally read. Yes there is romance which is right up my alley but it seemed more of a mystery to me. The suspense is there but the focus seems to be on finding the person who did these acts. It is also about self discovery after loss. The characters in this book are great and have an amazing character development throughout the book. The story line is amazing and it will keep you turning the pages in order to figure out who did what and if they will actually be able to catch the person who did these things. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because even though there is a love story in the book it seems to be more about the mystery/thrill of the story, I highly recommend reading this is suspense/mystery/thrill with a side of romance is your thing.
Reviewed by @bbohls
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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Jade Thomson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was the first I’ve read by this author and I’m so glad I discovered them- because this was a mystery that I had to uncover. I don’t remember the last time I read a book so fast! The characters are absolutely brilliant and you can’t help but FEEL for them. This book will make you feel some serious emotions. The story constantly leaves you wanting more- I had to force myself to put it down so I get could some sleep lol. Check this out y’all. 💖 You won’t be disappointed!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Rachel Moss

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a really good read! I was invested from the beginning and the moment that Lexi got her gun out with the random dude in her bed. It was enthralling from the get go and so worth the read. There is a trigger warning for content in this book, in regards to rape, pedophilia, and suicide. There were a few (what I thought anyway) graphic scenes. But this book was so emotional and well written I didn’t want to put it down. This was just all around a great book. This is the first I’ve read from this author before and it won’t be my last!

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Bethany Rollins

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fall to Pieces is a story rooted in tragedy. This story takes you into the world of homicide detective Lexi Danvers, who’s focus lies on suspected child killer Authur Book. She is placed with a new partner Xavier Knight, who is secretly sent in from Internal Affairs, to determine is Lexi is fit for work or if her self destructive behavior after the loss of her husband is conflicting her ability to perform her duties as detective.
This story is tragic, sad, and cruel, but in a wonderful way. The reader is thrust into a scene of a murdered 8 year old boy. As I read this scene, my own 8 year old son was sitting beside me and I felt the emotions so vividly. The author does a fabulous job of relaying such devastation in a manner where you do want to continue into this journey and discover who can be so cruel to harm such an innocent victim. The character of Authur Book was just manipulative, evil and vile as the author displayed this throughout the story with Lexi and Xavier’s mission to catch him and stop his menace on young victims.
I definitely would recommend this book if you are willing to put your emotions on display and allow yourself to be thrust into such horrible, unimaginable situations that this book details. The author did a fabulous job of taking us on a journey that I hope and pray never to face in the real world.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Daryian Lucas

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The writing in this book is so good. The story really flows and reels you in from the first chapter. Not only was I on the edge of my seat for the romance, but I also wanted to know what happened with the murder. This author has an excellent way of telling the story. The elements in the book might be a little dark but it’s such a good read.

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Fall to Pieces by Becky Flade – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book! As this story unfolds it was hard for me to put down. Lexi is a detective who is haunted by her past about her late husband while being a strong detective with an attitude. Xavier is sent in to “investigate” more about Lexi and if she is truly fit to be a detective. When Lexi and Xavier are partnered together, their first case is a child homicide. This already started my heart racing. Something about the homicide is clean and precise and Lexi’s #1 suspect is Author Book. She truly believes he was involved with a previous case and now he just torments her like he did with her late husband. Xavier, is not attached to anyone, no friends, no family. Xavier is to investigate Lexi, but also ends up investigating Author Book as well. Both characters really pull at my heart. Lexi is strong willed and full of attitude, but really haunted by her demons. Xavier hold secrets of his own. Will Xavier and Lexi learn to work together and solve the homicide of a child?

This story really pulls you in from beginning to end. If you love murder mystery, crime, suspense and some romance..this book is a great read! Highly recommended!

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