While riding on a Mardi Gras float, Ivy DuLane witnesses what at first looks like two lovers in an embrace in the crowd. That is until she sees the man with a knife as he begins to stab the woman. Jumping from her float Ivy tries to get to them to help the woman but they have disappeared into the crowd. A police officer comes by the frantic Ivy and immediately assumes she’s been drinking since there is no evidence of a crime.
Detective Bennett Morgan shows up just as the police officer is arresting Ivy and has the officer let her go. Bennett is Ivy’s ex who has just returned to town after a break up years before that neither have healed from or gotten over. Bennett believes Ivy and the two return to the scene to find the body of a young woman who looks remarkably like Ivy.
Once I picked up this book I had a hard time putting it down to do anything else. A wonderful romantic suspense read that kept me guessing all the way to the end. At one point I wanted to just yell at Bennett that he was looking at the wrong guy and with bringing out that much emotion and being caught up in the story I can’t find one thing to complain about with this book.
Great characters in Ivy and Bennett. Took a while to get their back story but it seemed like they should obviously be together. Ivy was a strong female lead. She has her PI license and wants to help find the killer even though she’s become his next intended victim. Also, loved getting the point of view of the killer without knowing who he was, made for a great ending.
Great combination of romance and thriller. Would recommend this to any fan of a good suspenseful read.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.