Dying for Vengeance is a murder mystery with a romance built into it. Set in Carlisle, PA two cops with a mystery to solve combined with an interest in each other.
About the book:
Carlisle Homicide Detective Erin McCoy battles the jitters as the first woman in Homicide partnered with Senior Detective Christopher Snow. On their first case, they track a serial killer who’s stalking family members embroiled in an inheritance dispute. The perp dispatches his victims with toxic chemicals. As the detectives chase clues and connect the related victims, their mutual attraction blooms while she nurses him after a shooting incident. But sparks fly when FBI Special Agent Howard offers McCoy a job if she’ll train at Quantico. McCoy returns to Carlisle when she learns she has a rival for Snow’s affections.
Snow’s former partner, Reese Savage, returns to the CPD from Middle-East deployments expecting to resume their bachelor ways. Savage’s ire results in a PTSD spike while he’s tailing a suspect. In the interim, Chief March reassigns McCoy to the K9 Unit. When Mac becomes a target, she learns that she needs Chris to shove and shock her into life.
I tried. I did. But I couldn’t get into this read at all. I don’t know if it was the font of the book, or the descriptive language… but I started and then just wanted to put the book down and walk away. I think it just didn’t feel real to me. The characters were well described and it had all the parts, but it was like I was on the outside looking in a people acting out a role. The addition of poor language choices (bad words) was an added incentive to walk away from it.