Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hide From Evil-Jami Alden

Hide From Evil

Jami Alden

Forever, Nov 1 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780446572798

King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Krista Slater feels guilty over her successful prosecution of Sean Flynn in the murder of Evangeline Gordon (see Beg For Mercy). Flynn spent two years on death row, but recently was exonerated, freed, and compensated. Whereas everyone else involved including her boss want to forget the embarrassment, Krista feels a need to learn the truth so has spent her own money hiring private investigator Stew Kowalski to look into the case. Stew arranges for her to meet with Jimmy Caparulo whose testimony helped convict his pal Flynn. When she arrives for the meeting, Krista finds him dead; an alleged suicide she believes was a homicide. A second hit shakes Krista up as she wonders if someone is watching her.

Sean has vanished from the betrayal of friends and the jurisprudence system as well as escaping from the fickle media who originally hung him two years ago but now call him a victim worthy of pity. However, Krista decides to visit him to ask for his help though she expects his refusal. To her shock, instead of loathing, he shows his attraction to her. As they team up, danger threatens their every step in seeking the truth.

This is an exciting legal romantic thriller that starts off with a strong premise of having am ADA needing the wrongful convicted person assist her on her unofficial inquiry, but slows down with their tryst when they first meet. When the duet leaves his cabin, the story line accelerates into a super fast-paced suspense thriller. Readers will enjoy Jami Alden’s entertaining tale as Krista and Sean learn you can run from evil, but can’t really Hide From Evil.

Harriet Klausner

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