This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Cover Your Eyes
It’s a nice night in Nashville. Dixie, a beautiful blonde and vivacious country singer is on a high- she’s feeling very good about her chances at getting a record contract. All is good until she meets her fate in the worst way possible. Attacked by a vicious person, bludgeoned near her car- Dixie’s star potential will not happen.
Why did someone viciously attack Dixie? And does this have anything to do with Annie?
Meet Rachel Wainwright- public defender and crusader for the unjustly convicted. Rachel is trying to get DNA tested in the case of Jeb Jones, the man who was accused of killing Annie Dawson 30 years ago. Rachel has been butting heads with the homicide detective, Deke Morgan, over this for weeks. Deke feels that Jeb did commit the crime- after all his father was one of the lead detectives that gathered the evidence to arrest Jeb. Rachel, though, feels otherwise- and has no problem letting anyone and everyone know that.
With Dixie’s death- questions swirl…. Is there any way possible that Dixie’s and Annie’s deaths are connected? If so, Jeb is looking less guilty since he was in jail at time of Dixie dying. And if so, is Rachel safe since she is crusading to have Jeb released?
Even though Deke is annoyed by Rachel’s pain in the neck ways- he feels that she needs protection. Especially after people around Rachel begin to meet unfortunate circumstances. Can Deke save Rachel?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This is my first Mary Burton book, but when asked to consider this for review, I was def interested from the summary: Murder, mystery, with a dash of romance among the suspense!
So, I get why Rachel is crusading to have Jeb potentially released pending a DNA test. I get that no innocent man should be in jail. I even get the real reason she takes on cases like that. But, darn it- Rachel could be so unlikeable at times. And, just plain stubborn. I mean, after some of the things that happen in the book- I am like “RACHEL!!!!!! Buy a clue, please. Let the hunk-alicious detective help you. You might live longer.” I get that Rachel felt she had to do things her way and that no woman should have to depend on a man- BUT still. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel…… You didn’t have to learn everything the hard way- did you?
Deke- so you knew he was going to be the hero. You knew from the first meeting of Rachel and Deke that something would happen between them. It took awhile- and their interaction was a slow and steady burn. Deke is a conflicted character- he wants to believe that his dad put the right guy away years ago- but he can’t let go of the similarities between the Annie and Dixie case.
The mystery: For awhile, I was just trucking along reading this. I was enjoying it- kind of trying to figure it out- but not really. I had an inkling about something- but for the actual why, how, and the bad guys- well, nope, didn’t see that coming. And just as you are scratching your head- and thinking about all the pieces and how they fit together- Mary Burton has 1 more up her sleeve.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration by Mary Burton’s publicist. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.
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T @ Traveling With T