Filled with a fascinating mystery and intriguing characters, Layne follows up her explosive self-pubbed suspense debut, The Good Daughter, with this strong second effort. The book’s hero is the perfect blend of alpha and sensitive, and the heroine’s situation elicits sympathy without being overly grim. The ending leaves some threads dangling that readers will look forward to following in future novels.

Betrayed by the partner and lover she trusted with her life, MJ Thornberg still has nightmares about it a year later. Retired from the spy business, MJ is now mother to adopted 16-month- old Angelina and working as a mechanic in small Whiddon, Texas. When Ben Walker, an agent for Vista Security — the agency MJ worked for and which her foster father started — shows up with the news that her foster sister has been committing unsanctioned kills of retired senators, MJ is forced to once again work for Vista. Along with Ben, she searches for Tasha and attempts to unravel the mystery that surrounds her, a mystery that may get them all killed as it reveals secrets from both women’s pasts. (DIANALAYNE.COM, dl $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Susan Mobley