I love the fact that the relationships in this book were realistic and actually required work, not just a fairy tale where they seemed effortless and illusionary. The characters themselves were imperfect and real, not shallow and faultless. Their shortcomings, fears and foibles made them ultimately more relatable.
I do wish I'd have gone back and reread all her former novels, especially the O'Malleys. It's been long enough for me that the references to the familiar characters and stories teased my memory with bits of stories that I want to explore again.
I would love to give more details about why I enjoyed this novel but I don't want to fill my review with spoilers. I will say that this book made me wonder about the author herself.
I did have an image of Paul Falcon in my head soon after beginning this novel, which stayed throughout the book. No book trailers or promo pictures disturbed the image, and I could even hear the voice of the actor my mind had cast to play him as I read.
I highly recommend Dee Henderson's latest novel, Full Disclosure!
From the back cover:
I received a free Advance Reader Copy of this book in return for an honest review.