Thursday, January 19, 2012
Naked Addiction by Caitlin Rother
Ken Goode wants to get out of playing an undercover cop in the narcotics division and move into Homicide. He thinks it would be much more interesting and challenging and not quite so dangerous. He has no idea how right he is or how soon he's going to get a chance to participate in an investigation...
Dorchester Publishing and Net Galley gave me an ebook of this story to read for review (thank you). This book was published the first week of January, so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore now.
This author writes a good mystery and includes the human side of characters. You learn secrets about each individual involved. You also soon begin to wonder how this wounded police officer is going to deal with all the emotional baggage his victim and friends carry. Ken has never gotten over his wife's death. His mother committed suicide. And while he still gets up and functions each day, he still has his hurts.
The homicide victim is a young woman who was uninhibited and free in her sexual escapades. She also kept a diary. As Ken reads the diary to get clues to who the murderer may have been, he develops lots of suspects and begins to romanticize the victim.
There are a lot of twists and turns, none of the characters are particularly nice people, and the actual murderer wasn't someone I suspected. It's a busy story with lots of action and a very interesting character analysis of all characters. You won't be bored.