by Carey Baldwin is a story ripped
from the headlines. Juggling two professions, psychologist,
and pediatrician has helped her with formulating different
storylines. This novel is a departure from her last one and
is much more of a fun read.
The plot begins with what appears to be someone drowning on
the beach of Tahiti. Forensic psychiatrist Caitlyn Cassidy
and FBI Agent Atticus Spenser are enjoying some R and R while
preparing for their upcoming wedding. Unfortunately, their
best-laid plans go awry when they attempt to rescue the couple.
They then become embroiled in a case that involves a con,
dirty secrets and murder. After agreeing to help local law
enforcement that seems to be overwhelmed, Cassidy and Spenser
find that each clue of the investigation is nothing, as it
seems. The story takes off with many twists and turns.
Although not a Christmas story, it is a light-hearted read
with the emphasis on family. During the holiday times more
often than not people gather around to spend quality time
with their loved ones. This novel showcases both sides. The
supporting character Rose has a large sense of duty towards
family with a highly advanced sense of right and wrong. She
is willing to make sacrifices to do right by her family.
Baldwin noted, “Rose’s driving force is an overdeveloped
sense of conscience. All the motivations for the supporting
characters are protecting someone in their family, including
the police brothers. The twins were searching for the ideal
family when in reality they had a dysfunctional one. Caity
and Spenser had their moms and each other to contend with.”
This story is fun and adventurous with a happy ending for
Caity and Spenser. Readers will enjoy reading a book filled
with action that is not always gloomy.
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