Friday, November 18, 2011

Sleepwalker-Karen Robards


Karen Robards

Gallery/Pocket, Dec 27 2011, $25.00

ISBN: 9781439183724

While her family friend “Uncle” Nicco Marino is away, Detroit police detective Micayla “Mick” Lange house-sits his estate on New Year’s Eve. A noise awakens her from the nightmare of her mom’s murder. Mick investigates the sounds coming from Nicco’s office. With her gun in hand, she catches Jason Davis, who thought the house was vacant for the holidays.

Mick sees the incriminating photos of the murders of Edward Lightfoot and his family. She realizes that the security cameras have caught her and Davis looking at the pictures. Knowing what that means, Mick and Jason take money from the safe and flee to the state’s remote wilderness. Meanwhile Nicco’s henchmen led by his security chief pursue them.

This an exhilarating romantic suspense as the lead couple play cat and mouse against a diabolical deadly criminal and his horde. Fast-paced throughout, the protagonists fall in love while on the lam, but they have no time for a respite as the enemy keeps on coming. Although why Nicco would ask anyone, especially a cop even if he loves her family, to baby-sit his house as he has super security who should have been the ones there, fans will appreciate Karen Robards’ taut thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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