The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Blind Retribution by K. T. Roberts
Published by Montlake Romance on November 29th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
It should have been an open-and-shut case. When a car bomb explodes, taking with it the wife of a prominent heart surgeon, NYPD detective Maxine Turner is sure she has arrested the right suspect—until Cory Rossini, a private investigator, begins muddying the waters. Max already has enough to deal with: her longtime partner is retiring, her latest case is suddenly anything but simple, and she now has a troubling attraction to a man who is proving to be annoyingly persistent.
Having taken on the task of proving his friend’s innocence, Cory isn’t about to drop the ball—no matter how distractingly beautiful he finds the detective assigned to the investigation. When his sleuthing turns up other homicides connected to the cardiology department, including a young woman whose throat has been slit, he convinces Max that they should work together. And as they delve further into the vicious murders, they search for the one lead that will steer them straight to a killer…
One frustration with this book was that, while it’s categorized as a romantic suspense, it really read more like a mystery or police procedural. Except that, as police procedurals go, it broke the rules quite a bit. The detective makes several arrests – it’s as if every time she thinks someone might be the culprit, she arrests them. We had a discussion about whether you can even do that. Decided no and that this doesn’t happen normally in police procedurals. Also felt like the detective contradicted herself a lot. One reader was very frustrated by the dialogue, saying that it felt really awkward and unnatural. Another reader commented on how little time the hero and heroine actually spend in the same scene, which hurt the overall romance. However, the twist at the end was shocking and really bumped up the overall impact of the story.