Gerri Hill should keep writing mystery/crime thrillers. This is definitely her niche.
Hill has managed a well rounded, exciting book with two great main characters and enough twists to keep you thoroughly entertained. The premise of the book is that an investigative reporter, Marty Edwards, comes to investigate a cold case.
Detective Kristen Bailey is assigned to babysit her and together they discover some fishy things about the case that leaves them both in danger.
The characters were well written and it was easy to identify who was who. The main characters were fun to read and I couldn’t help wanting to see more of them.
The Writing Style
Clean and tight writing. No lose ends or lulls that bored me.
Entertaining read, nice characters, fun plot
Detective Bailey was a little one dimensional at times, not so bad that it bothered me much though. Priced in the higher category for kindle fiction. The cover picture is odd and doesn’t really fit the book.
Well worth a read. The book is exciting, entertaining and has a romantic spark that keep my attention.
Excerpt from The Scorpion by Gerri Hill
Marty’s gaze moved across the room to the small desk, lighting on the business card the detective had given her. She could call her, but that seemed a bit brash. Maybe after their hour session tomorrow she could get her alone long enough to ask a few questions. Or better yet, invite her on a lunch date.
Marty was used to flirting with men to get answers. She saw no reason she couldn’t do the same with Detective Baily. Of course, her stereotyping could be way off, but she didn’t think so. It wasn’t that Baily exuded a masculine presence. She didn’t. Her dark hair was longer than Marty’s touching her shoulders. And even though her face has a natural attractiveness, Marty had noted that the woman wore just the barest touch of makeup. But lesbian police officers who were out had a certain air about them, she had discovered last year while researching a piece she was writing on discrimination in the workplace. So she would turn on her charm and try to get Bailey to join her for lunch. May she would wear a skirt tomorrow after all.
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Bits and Bobs
- ISBN number: 9781594931628
- Publisher: Bella Books
- Audiobook Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Narrator: Abby Craden
- Gerri Hill Online
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