Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deadly Obsession (Brown and de Luca #4) by Maggie Shayne
A cold-blooded killer with a burning obsession…
Rachel de Luca has a bad feeling about the new woman in Detective Mason Brown's life, the nurse taking care of him after he's injured in the line of duty. She'd like to think it's just jealousy, but intuition tells her it's something more, maybe something dangerous.
Mason knows Rachel's wary of commitment, and asking her to stay when he's in this condition would be the worst thing for their relationship. Then they receive chilling news that drives everything else from their minds.
Mason's psychotic sister-in-law has escaped from custody, putting her sons — the nephews he's raising — in the crosshairs. When his house is burned to the ground, he and Rachel are relieved that there are no bodies in the smoldering rubble, but now his nephews are missing and the clock is ticking.
As Mason and Rachel try to find the boys, she senses a new and unexpected danger stalking them. Soon, everyone close to Mason is in deadly peril — Rachel more than anyone.
Deadly Obsession is another great mystery for Rachel and Mason. In the last book Mason told Rachel he loved her and she did not respond. She knows that she does but just can’t seem to say the words. For the first part of the book she is having the internal dialog about why she does not just say it.
That dialog really tells a lot about Rachel and how she is changing. While someone is trying to get rid of Rachel and the boys she is realizing how much they all mean to her. The plot has fires, escapes, kidnapping, and injury - all leading to a thrilling conclusion.
My only complaint; the epilog sounded like this would be the last Brown and de Luca book (I have since found out it is). If so Shayne wrote a great ending, if not I am always ready to visit with Mason, Rachel and family again.
Harlequin MIRA published Deadly Obsession by Maggie Shayne in 2014
I received a free ARC of Deadly Obsession from Netgalley in return for an honest review.