“Private Investigator Kira Vance spends her days navigating the intricate labyrinth of Houston’s legal world, and she knows all of its shadowy players and dark secrets. On a seemingly normal day, she’s delivering a report to her top client when suddenly everything goes sideways and the meeting ends in a bloodbath. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights.
Fiercely independent, Kira doesn’t expect—or want—help from anyone, least of all an unscrupulous lawyer and his elite security team. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. But as Kira’s hunt for clues becomes more and more perilous, she realizes that she alone may hold the key to finding a vicious murderer. And she knows she must take help wherever she can find it if she wants to stay alive.”
-Synopsis from the book
Short take: I really liked this book! It was a great, suspenseful read.
Her Deadly Secrets is book two of the Wolfe Sec. series (I read book one, Desperate Girls last year). The Wolfe Security team provides security protection for a variety of clients, ranging from celebrities to business moguls to, in this case, a legal team working on a high profile murder case.
Kira is a Private Investigator who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time (or right time?) when her client is murdered. The client was working with a legal team and now they want Kira to take his place. Uneasy about the murder and new developments they’ve hire Wolfe Sec., and Jeremy is assigned to be Kira’s bodyguard.
Kira is still investigating on her own, separate from the lawyers and the police. At first she doesn’t want Jeremy following her around because she thinks he will be a hindrance to her work. But then she realizes that with his military background he may actually be an asset to her. And of course, they are super attracted to one another.
Likes: I love that this is set in Texas. Why? I don’t know. Anything set in Texas or the Southwest is just a win for me from the get-go. I’m also noticing, after reading a few of Griffin’s books, that there’s definitely a formula being followed in all of them and this is something I love; the plots and details are wildly different but you more or less know what to expect with each book. I can’t wait to read more of Griffin’s books in the future. (I’m planning to read Unspeakable next).
Dislikes: Nothing! I’ll mention that with Desperate Girls, I didn’t feel like the cover or title matched the story. This was something that a few Goodreads reviewers pointed out as well. The same was kind of true for this book; it just seemed like the cover and title weren’t quite related to the topic, even though I loved both. This has nothing to do with the book itself and isn’t a dislike or critique at all, just something I noticed.
Recommend? Yes, especially for fans of romantic suspense novels.