Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she's still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he's in danger and pleads for her to use her family's private detective company's resources to help him stay alive, she can't turn him down. But someone will stop at nothing—even murder—to keep her from revealing their secrets. She'll have to depend on a military colleague to keep her head above water. Dr. Dan Blackwell was in the field with her when her assistant died, and he's determined to keep her safe. Can they sift through the web of lies to find the truth without losing their lives?
This book tugs at you and makes you think. Angela is going to meet the brother of the man who gave his life for her. She has wanted to for a long time but now it seems there are people that don't want that meeting to happen. Dan was there with Angela and remembers what happened. He has his own issues to work through from that time but it is much simplier to work on others than focus on himself.
The story is well paced. I liked and disliked several of the characters. Some were just evil and some were being blackmailed into doing bad things. I felt bad because I could see how the bad guy got into what he did, though his tactics were terrible! It is understandable why people would go along with it and even reach out for it. Angela and Dan were good characters and I liked how both were flawed but still working for what is right.
3/5 for me. A good, quick, clean 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.