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Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Barton is an established queen of romantic suspense and this is one more jewel in her crown. Don’t Cry weaves a heart-wrenching plot that will keep you guessing until the end. One of the book’s strong points, beyond the compelling plot, is protagonist Audrey. She’s a woman you wish you knew in real life. While the hero isn’t so easy to like, he’s easy to empathize with and by the end you’ll be glad he’s around.
Audrey Sherrod is a strong woman who had a traumatic childhood. Now a counselor who works with the local police, she’s often brought in to help crime victims. When a serial killer hits close to home, Audrey is placed smack dab in the middle of an ongoing investigation and meets special agent J.D. Cass.
J.D., who isn’t looking for any kind of relationship, ruffles Audrey’s feathers, but she adores his young daughter, and his daughter in turn idolizes Audrey. As the murders and clues become personal, J.D. and Audrey struggle to find a common ground and a future together. (ZEBRA Sep., 468 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Annette Elton
Published: September 2010