Talking to the Dead, Carla Cassidy
Updated: Feb 28
A heinous crime. A young witness.
When two young girls are found murdered, it's up to Sheriff Jordon Jamison to solve the crime. When she discovers the possibility that there might be a witness, she must gain the trust of street kid, Izzy Cantrall.
With a new murder and a stalker after her, Jordan can't depend on anyone but herself and hot new hire, Dominic McCay. Can she break the tough little Izzy before another victim shows up?
I've been a fan of Carla Cassidy's romantic suspense novels for years. When she indie published this book, I was super excited to get my hands on it. Carla is a master at building tension and developing complex characters, and this book did not disappoint. This story definitely tends toward thriller/suspense with romantic elements, not strictly romantic suspense. If I have one critique, it's that I felt like the resolution of the suspense plot line was a bit too abrupt. Overall, a great read and I'm looking forward to seeing if she turns this into a series.
Favorite Quote/Scene: Jordon clicked on her flashlight and shone it directly in front of her. The beam lit up the back wall of the rusty brown shed.
She scanned the light to the right and then to the left. A painfully thin girl with curly red hair and huge green eyes appeared to be attempting to meld into the wall behind her. Without the bright yellow T-shirt, she might have succeeded.
The girl turned on her own flashlight and shone it on Jordon. "Are you here to arrest me?" she asked, fear rife in her voice.
"Should I be here to arrest you?"
The green eyes narrowed with a hint of slyness. "I dunno. You tell me."