Chasing Symmetry by Tempeste Blake
Someone had been trying for the perfect shade of red . . .
When art professor Bianca James tries to save a dying woman, the grudge-holding chief of police is all too quick to catapult her to the top of the suspect list. As if that isn’t enough, her ex-boyfriend’s younger brother, Finn Tierny, is assigned to the case, and she’s faced with a trilogy of dilemmas: go head to head with the chief, stop a cold-blooded killer on her own, or trust another Tierny.
Finn’s return to Riley’s Peak is bittersweet. He’s flooded with memories, both good and bad, as he battles doubts about being a cop, a cantankerous father, a jealous brother, and a drug dealer with a rap-sheet longer than the list of addicts he’s been supplying. Threats escalate, the suspect list grows, and it becomes clear—the murderer’s resolve to kill Bianca is almost as strong as Finn’s desire to keep her alive.
I love murder mysteries! When I was contacted about reading this book, I was beyond excited! And then when I received it in the mail along with a note and special little “gift” from the author, I was ecstatic! I wanted to dive right in…but, sadly, my TBR list was ridiculously long so I had to wait a while.
So, the time came that I could get into this book and I wasn’t disappointed! I am usually pretty good at figuring out ‘who done it’ but not this time. I was wrong! Very wrong. This book is full of surprises and keeps you guessing the whole time.
Now, I could have done without the ‘romance’ things in this book. And, honestly, the choice words were a bit much for my liking. Those were the only reasons that I chose to give Chasing Symmetry 4 stars instead of 5.
I will definitely be recommending this book to fellow mystery lovers! Chasing Symmetry will be a book that I keep for my collection!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Carrie Kurtz is a full-time mom and wife who can’t help but make time to explore new worlds in between carpooling and laundry loads. She’s trying to encourage a similar obsession with reading in her two children, and she’s grateful her husband supports her habit. She can be found at Carrie K’s Book Reviews.