Sunday, May 2, 2010

Anywhere She Runs-Debra Webb

Anywhere She Runs
Debra Webb
St. Martin's, Apr 2010, $7.99
ISBN: 9780312532970

In Huntsville, Alabama, on her day off while enjoying a tryst, FedEx delivers an envelope to Police Detective Adeline Cooper. The return address is from her home state of Mississippi. Inside is a note, the second referencing three princesses that she received in four days. Also the package contains a newspaper clipping from the Hattiesburg Gazette stating that: “City Attorney Cherry Prescott Missing”. Her boss at Huntsville PD says this is serious and needs to be treated as such.

Pascagoula Sheriff Wyatt Henderson informs Adeline to send the evidence to him; she tells him she will personally deliver it to him and will be on the investigation team. Neither is happy with their pending team-up as they have a history before she left town a decade ago; a past that has left him feeling guilty that he failed to protect his beloved Adeline; while she feels remorse that she never let him explain. They plan to go after the killer, but Wyatt vows to keep his Adeline safe this time.

The key to this excellent police procedural is that the second chance at love subplot is kept in arrears except when the lead duo argues over safety issues. The investigation is super as the killer and the intrepid female cop play a deadly game of chess with each other while the resolute local sheriff does everything he can to participate in the checkmate to death encounter. Readers will enjoy Debra Webb’s super romantic suspense thriller as she gives the Colby Agency operatives a well deserved respite.

Harriet Klausner

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