|Nick McGraw is unsure about his career as a homicide detective in Philly and has some serious thinking to do when he goes home to western Pennsylvania for a vacation. On his morning run, he comes across a dead body with a beautiful suspect standing over it. Out of his jurisdiction to be sure but it's still his duty to turn her in. Cassi Burke, another visitor to Pine Bluffs, has had her life falling down around her for the past six months. Being a murder suspect is more than she can take. Unwillingly, she finds herself falling for Nick, even as his cousin, a local detective, is trying to determine if she is innocent or not.
I really like Nick and Cassi. They are both strong people with good values and able to make logical choices. The beginning is one I've never seen before and works beautifully. Nick's actions as a cop with no authority in the case, and the frustrations that causes him, are right on, especially once he starts getting involved with Cassi and worries about his judgment in doing so. There was a point when I thought I had it all figured out but don't let yourself believe that. The ending is just as inventive and surprising as the beginning…and the middle... and well, you get the point. You might think you have an idea what will happen, but this story will still surprise you.
“Deadly Reflection” is book one of the Deadly Triad series by Nancy Kay. It's well written with great characters, unique situations and intriguing surprises. From Cassi's Aunt Ada to Nick's uncle, the police chief, and his cousin, the detective, the supporting cast really add to the story and the flavor of this small Pennsylvania town. This is a winner in my book and I looking forward to the next two books in the series. I can't wait to see what new surprises the author has in store. It's a keeper.
Reviewer: Kathy F.
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