Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews
Aug 27, 2017, 05:28
On November 23, 1989, Serena Salim sat in the car as her husband, Nelson, robbed a bank. Her young son, Roman, sat beside her. In the bank with Nelson was his partner-in-crime, Zeke Carfi. When Zeke realized Nelson was about to shoot the bank manager, Zeke stopped him. Unintentionally, Nelson ended up dead. As Serena and Roman witnessed Zeke being arrested and Nelson being carried out in a body bag, they vowed revenge against Zeke for the death. Zeke began his thirty year prison sentence.
Fifteen years later (2004), Zeke is paroled. His twenty-four-year-old daughter, Amber, is a patrol officer in Falcon's Bend. Amber gets a room ready for her father so he can live with her and she can keep an eye on him. Amber's partner of two years is Warren Jensen. He has been a good friend of Amber's for over five years. Amber and Warren often do things together off duty. The two friends are attracted to each other, but keep their emotional distances. Yet when someone begins following Amber, breaking into her residence more than once, and even tries to kidnap her, Warren takes it as personally as Amber. As things heat up, so does the relationship between the two partners.
***** An excellent story with a lot of mystery, drama, and excitement. It is obvious to me that the authors, Wiesner and Spindler, compliment each other's writing styles. Every single character is well developed and the emotions seem real. Totally fascinating! *****
Harriet Klausner (Amazon customer)
Aug 27, 2017, 05:26
exciting suspense thriller
In 1989 Nelson Salim and Zeke Carfi entered a bank to rob it while the former's wife Serena sat in the getaway car with their son Roman. When Nelson started to kill the bank manager, Zeke interceded. Nelson ended up dead while Zeke went to prison. Nelson's wife and child vowed vengeance on Zeke and his kin.
Every year on the anniversary of the botched bank job, Zeke receives a letter from his late partner's bitter widow. Fifteen years later, Zeke's twenty-four years old daughter Amber is a patrol officer assigned to the Falcon's Bend Police Department for the past two years. Now that Zeke is out of prison, Amber is confused how to deal with her father whom she worshipped as her hero when she was a small child. Still she asks him to move in with her; mostly because she hopes to keep him out of trouble. However, when she receives THE FIFTEENTH LETTER, she understands what occurred to destroy her image. Now someone is stalking Amber and her police partner Warren Jensen vows to keep the woman he is attracted to safe.
This is an exciting suspense thriller supported by a mystery (Amber's need to know why her hero turned bank robber) and a hint of romance (between the police partners). The key to this interconnected family drama is all the prime players from the Salim and Carfi families behave plausible with vengeance and death being the links. Fans will relish this fine tale as the truth will not set anyone free because the pivotal moment in the past will always haunt those still living.
Aug 27, 2017, 05:24
Stands Alone / But Read Them All
Welcome back to Falcon's Bend where we meet the newest patrol officer Amber Carfi. She gets the news that her father, Zeke is getting paroled and coming to live with her. He's been in prison for 15 years for armed robbery. Each year on the anniversary of what was supposed to be his and his partner's biggest heist, he gets a letter. He got caught when his partner, Nelson decided to take a life and ended up paying for that life with his own. Nelson's family blamed Zeke for his death so every year he get a letter on that day as a reminder of what happened.
The department knows about Amber's dad's past, his arrest, as well as his release, now things become interesting. Amber gets her dad's diary and while she goes to pick him up it was stolen. Inside the binding was a key that she found when the binding came loose. She gave it to her partner, Jensen for safe keeping. Could this have something to do with her father's release and has he actually mended his ways or is he still after the big score?
Take another trip to Falcon's Bend to see if Pete, Danny, Amber, and Jensen can follow the clues left behind to uncover the threat to her father and her before its too late.
I love how all three of the books have included the elements of the earlier books. I have to agree that these are standalone novels, however to thoroughly enjoy this series you need to read them all. As the saying goes, "You can't have (read) just one." Sit back and enjoy the small town life at Falcon's Bend.