A GUILTY AFFAIR
Maureen Smith does an excellent job of creating in-depth, well-developed characters in A Guilty Affair (4.5). One is deceased as the story begins, but his personality, conflicts and issues are integral to the book. Journalist Riley Kane is investigating the mysterious death of her police officer fiance, Trevor. She asks for help from private investigator Noah Roarke, who was Trevor's best friend and secretly loves Riley. Not only is he dead set against her plan, he's battling his feelings toward Riley. The overwhelming guilt they feel for living their destiny and the surprising results surrounding Trevor's life are revealed in splendid detail and precision.
Debbie R. Sims