Having read bestselling author Kelly Irvin before, I was expecting from “Her Every Move” to be full of suspense novel. What I didn’t anticipate was the brutality of the start of the story. It opens with a bombing and in the first quarter of the book, the story focuses on the immediate aftermath. Perhaps I am fragile from all that occurs in the world but the description of the pain endured by the lead character was all too real for me.
The mystery behind who planted the bomb and is set to plant another (as described in the back cover) only arrives quite late in the book. It’s more about the fall out the deaths caused by the bombing has created and blaming those who have suffered.
When the intrigue arrives, it is interesting and I can’t fault the writing, it is beautifully crafted and moving. The characters are complex and relatable. Whilst not my cup of tea, it may be yours so it’s a three out of five on the enJOYment scale for me.
From the back cover:
He’s a cop trying to stop a serial bomber. And she’ll stop at nothing to clear her own name.
When a deadly bomb goes off during a climate change debate, librarian and event coordinator Jackie Santoro becomes the prime suspect. Her motive, according to Detective Avery Wick: to avenge the suicide of her prominent father, who was accused of crimes by a city councilman attending the event.
Though Avery has doubts about Jackie’s guilt, he can’t exonerate her even after an extremist group takes responsibility for the bombing and continues to attack San Antonio’s treasured public spaces.
As Jackie tries to hold her shattered family together, she has no choice but to proceed with plans for the Caterina Ball, the library system’s biggest annual fundraiser. But she also fears the event provides the perfect opportunity for the bomber to strike again.
Despite their mistrust, Jackie and Avery join forces to unmask the truth—before the death toll mounts even higher.
Bestseller Kelly Irvin is back with a nail-biting romantic suspense where nothing is certain until the very last page.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.