Working in the homicide division of the Detroit Police Department, has made Angelo Baldoni, a third generation officer, pretty much immune to the depths of depravity seen in his years on the force. When a young woman is brutally murdered, the case of Hope Cooper can change the course of his life.
Hope, an outgoing young woman with everything going for her, lost it all the night that she was faced with the vicious eyes of a murderer. Stuck in limbo, Hope is confused and scared, trying to right the wrong done to her. Able to visit people in their dreams, Hope latches onto Angelo in hopes he can catch her killer.
Angelo was raised with a strong belief in the afterlife and the dreams of Hope don’t go unnoticed. With the help of his partner, Bobby, he aims to catch the killer before he strikes again. However, a cold case causes Angelo's past to merge with Hope’s case.
Will he keep his feelings at bay to find the murderer? Or will it be too late?
I enjoyed this book and related easily to both Angelo and Hope, the two main characters. The story telling alternated POV between Angelo and Hope. I liked that for the most part but sometimes it was a little confusing and I would lose track of whose voice was active. That is a common complaint I have with this style of writing, however. For this story, the device was effective.
As the story progresses, the brutality of Hope’s murder is revealed in gruesome detail. The full extent of her suffering becomes much clearer; that made me care more deeply, and eagerly follow Angelo and Bobby as they trailed the sick killer while discovering other pieces of an old unsolved case that had left Angelo emotionally devastated.
I particularly liked Hope’s character and her determination to help Angelo find her killer.. I also thought the relationship between Angelo and Bobby was fun and added depth to both their personalities. I stayed up late reading because I just could not quit until I reached the conclusion.
This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
Heather Mullins has always loved to read and has been writing poems and stories since childhood. She truly enjoys doing so much with other indie authors and fully supports this outstanding community. She uses her outgoing opinionated personality to help write and run multiple blogs.
Heather is a full time student working to get her Bachelors in Human services specializing in substance abuse counseling. She’s an Air Force Veteran and enjoyed fighting for her country. Heather supports many different groups that help out other veterans.
She is a mother of 3 wonderfully crazy kids and has been married for 13 years. When she isn’t playing taxi she is living vicariously through the lives of characters in any number of books.