Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: His Dark Reflection
SERIES: Heart and Haven Book 3
AUTHOR: Heloise West
PUBLISHER: Loose Id LLC
LENGTH: 253 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 11, 2017
Disgraced FBI agent Nick Truman has failed to save his sister, held hostage by a drug cartel until he could give them Alex Crow, who eluded him. His epic downfall lands him in witness protection, where he plays by the rules and keeps to himself. But the murder of his neighbor brings danger to his door. He unexpectedly finds himself the champion of innocents and helplessly attracted to the homicide detective in charge of the case.
This can’t end well.
Homicide Detective Hank Axelrod is good at digging out secrets, maybe because he hides a big one of his own. He also suspects his husband has one foot out of the door of their marriage and the specter of single life looms unpleasantly on the horizon.
A murder with similarities to another brings Nick into his world, a man who claims to be a mystery writer looking for a real life resource. Hank’s instincts say he’s more than that, and he’s rarely wrong.
Torn between the errant soon-to-be-ex husband and the distracting, sexy stranger, Hank needs to focus all his attention on his murder case before he becomes the next victim.
I’m going to assume you know who this author is by now. After all, this is the third book I’ve personally reviewed by her, and I think someone at Love Bytes reviewed her other historical series as well. If you don’t know her books, you should definitely check them out.
For those of you who have followed along with me and the books I reviewed of hers previously, you might remember that there was a really bad FBI agent in them…although…there were extenuating circumstances. When I heard about this book and realized it was going to be about that agent, Nick Truman, who murdered a character I really liked in a previous book…I was skeptical. The skepticism lasted about halfway down the first page and then I was hooked.
I started reading the book last night and when I hit “Part 2”, I finally forced myself to put the book down and go to bed. I got up early and finished it before work this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see this side of Nick. That said, this is going to be a very short review. I won’t go into a lot of story and plot details, because the blurb says a lot, and anything else would be spoilers for the story. I will hint that if you didn’t like some of Nick’s actions previously, there is a lot to like about him this time. I pulled for him all the way through this book.
As usual, Ms. West brings us a well written and well edited book. I enjoy her writing style and highly recommend this series. I’d recommend starting at the beginning of the series and reading all three books, basically because I really liked them all. This current book could easily be read as a standalone, in my opinion, so the choice is up to you.