Sargeant does an admirable job of dotting her romantic whodunit with unexpected events that jolt the reader and force her to pay close attention to the story. Her prose draws readers into the action, and her well-crafted characters become increasingly real as the story goes on. Readers will see that Nicky and Mal belong together, and it's satisfying to watch them get there. Although solid, the book does have a somewhat incomplete ending, which is surprising given the details Sargeant puts into the rest of the story.

A lack of communication led to the breakup of Malcolm Bryant and Nicky Collins' marriage. Now a successful movie producer, Mal wants to create a film based on Nicky's popular sci-fi novels. Nicky agrees, with reservations. Things begin going wrong with the movie, people are killed and Mal becomes the No. 1 suspect. Mal and Nicky work together to find the person trying to keep their movie from being made before anyone else winds ends up dead. At the same time, they face their feelings for each other and try not to repeat the mistakes of the past. (Dafina, Nov., 288 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Aisha Cargile