When two Jane Does are killed on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, detective and behavioral specialist Avery North discovers they share something in common--a tattoo of a magnolia on their shoulders. Suspecting a serial killer, Avery joins forces with medical examiner Jackson Bryant to solve the crimes and prevent another murder. But it doesn't take long for them to realize that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. As they venture deep into a sinister world of human trafficking, Avery and Jackson are taken to the very edge of their abilities--and their hearts.
"Dangerous Passage "exposes a fully-realized and frightening world where every layer peeled back reveals more challenges ahead. Romantic suspense fans will be hooked from the start by Lisa Harris's first installment of the new Southern Crimes series.
I love to watch Crime Dramas on TV. (NCIS, Blindspot, Blacklist, etc.) Reading this book made me feel like I was watching a really, really good show!
The book was fast-paced with lots of twists and turns and a few mysteries were left unsolved for the next books of the series. This is Book 1 of "Southern Crimes" series.
The main character is a kick-butt, female detective, Avery. She has so much going on in her life. She is a widow with a preteen daughter who demands much attention. Her father is a newly retired police captain and her mother is losing it! (In typical motherly fashion) hehe
The story is more about the crime that is being investigated than it is about the romance. It was perfect that way. I wouldn't have wanted the romance to take over and take away from the mystery and investigation.
There are strong Christian principals throughout the book which I thoroughly enjoyed. That is one thing the TV Crime Dramas definitely DO NOT have.
Books 2 and 3 of this series are on my wishlist and I hope I can get ahold of them soon.
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