If I could have read parts of it while peeking through fingers I would have. This story was intense in all the right places, and Heather Osborne did a great job keeping you engaged with the suspense side of the story while throwing crumbs in the direction of other interest: sexual tension, self-doubt, finding one’s self, and, did I mention, sexual tension. The struggles the characters presented were very identifiable. Not the whole FBI tackling serial killers type struggle, but the self-doubting and denying the things you want in life due to perceived political correctness. Life is short. Enjoy it and live the life you want.
Rae Hatting is a dedicated agent and single mother. Trying to do the best for her daughter, career, and lastly herself. She struggles trusting her instincts, filled with doubt as to whether she can still do her job. But, she hides it from those around her.
Luke Thompson is the “rookie” and also trying to deal with his own insecurities, personally and professionally. He has demons he is battling in secret. The tension between he and his partner is deafening, and he is unsure as to how they are going to move forward once the case is solved.
Heather Osborne was born and raised in California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Victimology, as well as coursework in Early Childhood Education. In 2009, she met her husband and moved to Scotland, very much a dream of hers since she was a small child. Heather has been writing short stories for as long as she can remember. She also has written and directed several plays. In her spare time, Heather enjoys reading, writing (of course!), theater, as well as caring for her young son.