Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Cross Her Heart” by Melinda Leigh, Montlake, March 2020
Melinda Leigh, Author of “Cross Her Heart” has written a captivating, compelling, riveting, enthralling, intriguing and intense novel. The Genres for this novel are Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the author’s present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex, and complicated. There are betrayals, vengeful, dysfunctional and angry characters that are suspect. There are threats, danger, and murder. The author stages this intense novel so that one is sitting at the edge. I appreciate the author’s writing style which vividly describes the characters and setting.
Do you believe that history can repeat itself in certain situations? Bree Taggert was witness to a horrific, and tragic crime twenty five years earlier with the murder-suicide of her parents. Bree helped hide her baby brother and sister. Now, Bree is a homicide detective in Philadelphia, when she gets a call for help from her sister. Bree immediately takes a leave from her job and heads to her sister’s home. Her sister has been killed and the husband is gone. Bree now tries to settle in with her nephew and niece.
Teaming up with local Matt Flynn, a former detective and K-9 trainer, they start to investigate the crumbs and clues that come their way. Little are they aware of the danger that lies ahead in getting the answers to this heartbreaking crime. Bree is determined, and brave and doesn’t easily get intimidated. I would highly recommend this addicting, suspenseful thriller for those readers who appreciate a great intense mystery.