This series is a spinoff of the Broken Bonds serial which must be read prior to beginning this first book. Contains spoilers to the Broken Bonds serial.
Detective Ethan Quinn has questions. The Arlington Slasher case is closed, the UNSUB no longer a threat—but Quinn can’t quiet the suspicion he harbors toward his partner and the young, attractive M.E. Not only does he loathe his uncertainty, he’s torn between doing his job and protecting his team.
But burying himself in cases no longer works. He’s restless. On edge. And tired of fighting his compulsions. Quinn has always viewed the law in black and white. Only now his world is swirling with a murky gray that threatens to devour him.
When lead medical examiner Avery Johnson careens toward a dangerous path, she pulls the unwitting detective into a dark web of deception and lust, triggered by a spree of recent killings.
Is this new player linked to the Bathory murders, or is it another copycat?
Time almost took Avery from him once before. As the clock ticks, Quinn will stop at nothing to protect her, refusing to let Avery become a victim again. Against his uncompromising logic, Quinn can’t deny his feelings. Avery forces him to acknowledge his darker desires, tempting his control—which weakens with every second he spends with the feisty M.E. as they hunt down the perpetrator threatening to tear them apart.
WOW!!! I feel bad for saying this but this book was quite a hot read at times! I feel horrible for what Avery went through but man… I couldn’t help the intense feelings I had reading that part of this book! As for the secret that Sadie and Avery are keeping from Quinn pull at my heart because I have this horrible feeling it’s going to break what they have as a friendship. The last chapter of this book left me with a bad taste in my mouth for this man and also left me with anticipation. I am excited for the next book of this series because I NEED to know what happens! Incredibly written STEAMY 5 star, With Ties That Bind by Trisha Wolfe!