Cross Her Heart by Melinda Leigh

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Release Date: March 17, 2020 

Bree Taggert is a homicide detective in Philadelphia. One afternoon she receives a panicked voicemail from her younger sister Erin indicating that she is in trouble.   When Erin doesn’t answer her phone, Bree rushes back to her hometown. There she finds her dead sister’s body in the home of her ex-husband.

This murder brings back memories of Bree’s parents who died in a murder-suicide when she was young. This led to an unhappy childhood and the need to escape from her roots. She wasn’t close to her sister and barely knew her niece and nephew.  In spite of their sad history, Bree decides to help with the investigation. While examining differing leads she puts herself in danger and is never certain who she can trust. 

Cross Her Heart is the first book in a new series by Melinda Leigh. This novel is an engaging mystery with interesting characters and unexpected twists.  I am looking forward to the next book.