I love a book about female detectives/police..and this book has two!
Gina is a police officer who is on the run after escaping a no knock raid at her house by her fellow brothers in blue. She survived against all odds, but not without getting shot. Gina has seen and heard things while on the job that now make her a big liability. She was never supposed to survive the raid, but she did and is now going to find the one person she thinks she can trust, Kate who is Chief of Police in a small Amish community. Kate and Gina were best friends back in the day, but the friendship was broken after Kate discovered Gina wasn’t the cop she thought she was.
This was such a fast paced suspenseful read. I went back and forth trying to figure out if Gina was telling Kate the whole truth of how things happened and what she had seen. It was also interesting to read more about the Amish and their way of life.
Alternating chapters between Kate and Gina and the men that are looking for them, you will be questioning who is really telling the truth up until the very end.
This one is out now!
Thank you Minotaur Books for the #gifted copy!
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Wine Pairing: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder’s past comes back to haunt her when she receives a call from Amish widower Adam Lengacher. While enjoying a sleigh ride with his children, he discovered a car stuck in a snowdrift and an unconscious woman inside. Kate arrives at his farm and is shocked to discover the driver is a woman she hasn’t seen in ten years: fellow cop Gina Colorosa.
Ten years ago, Kate and Gina were best friends at the police academy, graduating together as rookies with the Columbus Division of Police. But the reunion takes an ominous turn when Kate learns Gina is wanted for killing an undercover officer. Gina claims she’s innocent, that she was framed by corrupt officers who want her gone because she was about to turn them in for wrongdoing.
Kate calls upon state agent John Tomasetti for help and with a blizzard bearing down, they delve into the incident. But no one wants to talk about what happened the night Gina allegedly gunned down a fellow cop. Even Tomasetti is stonewalled, his superior telling him in no uncertain terms to back off.
With whisperings of corruption and the threat of rogue cops seeking revenge, Kate and Gina hunker down at Adam Lengacher’s farm. As Kate gets closer to the truth, a killer lies in wait. When violence strikes, Kate must confront a reality that changes everything she thought she knew not only about friendship, but the institution to which she’s devoted her life.