This was a long, drawn-out story. It lacked enough suspense to maintain interest. Pacing was extremely slow. Characters were flat and inconsistent, some quite ridiculous, like Sergeant King. This is an aging, heavy-set woman wearing three-plus inch stiletto heels to work every day. I find it impossible to believe that she is stomping around in the field (of course she is a hands-on officer) in those shoes, day in and day out.
The relationship between Kate and Hayden was quite contrived. Their "chemistry" is severely lacking. Out of nowhere they both realize that they are in love when there was very little deep communication of any kind? That's just glorified lust.
The blurb really suggested the potential for a great story. It was just poorly executed.ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.