CRITICAL IMPACT (4) by Linda Hall: A bomb at city hall injures makeup artist Anna Barker. Rescued by Deputy Stu McCabe, Anna awakens in the hospital to learn two people died in the explosion and that the mayor is in serious condition. Unable to determine the purpose of the bomb, Anna becomes a suspect, along with her ex-husband, who is in prison. McCabe is torn between duty and the attraction he feels for Anna. It’s clear that someone wants to remove both Anna and Stu from this case — permanently. The third story in Hall’s Whisper Lake series grabs the reader from the first sentence and doesn’t let go. It has a good mystery with a strong finish.