While investigating a murder at Rikki Allen's house, detective Blain Kent realizes the victim looks a lot like Rikki. Could the secretive widow have been the target? He wants answers, but Rikki is unusually cagey. When the killer comes after Rikki at a safe location, Blain finally gets the truth out of her: she's the daughter of Franco Alvanetti—the notorious crime kingpin. A by-the-book former marine, Blain has made it his life mission to put the Alvanetti family out of business. Yet he has to trust Rikki to protect her from a killer who wants her dead by Christmas.
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This was a pretty good book. Blain has a preconceived notion about the Alvanetti family. Rikki's best friend is murdered and she would really rather not have to share that she is a member of the Alvanetti family. Blain catches the case and sets out to investigate but Rikki isn't the only one with secrets. Still, the closer he gets to her, the more he questions his ideas about the family, or maybe it is just Rikki? Either way, with her in danger, they are pulled together in a race to figure out who is after her and why.
I liked Blain. He was a strong man with good conviction. Rikki had her own ideas about her family and what they did or had done. Her whole family is woven through the book in both good and bad ways. I wasn't sure if the case would ultimately tear them apart or pull them together. Overall, it was a good story and I enjoyed it.
It was a 3/5 for me. Good, quick read.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.