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Genre: Psychological thriller

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com

The Blurb:

All Lock Gilkenney wants is a family. But he’ll have to cross the line to get one.

Lock is a dedicated investigator at Child Protective Services. An anonymous report of neglect comes in. He responds and finds the kids in good health. Lock concludes the report was a ruse, possibly part of a scheme to make Natalie Mannheim, the kids’ mother, look bad in an upcoming divorce trial.

Natalie needs Lock’s expertise to help her win custody—and a multi-million-dollar divorce settlement.

He realizes she doesn’t have a prayer in court against her shrewd husband, and only Lock can help her now. Lock knows all about addiction, and he’s aware of the powerful hold Natalie has on him. But he can’t get her out of his head. Lock is caught between his commitment to take the high road and his burning desire to have a family.

In this story of love, lust, deceit and murder, what Lock chooses to do will grab your imagination and never let go.

My Review:

This is a psychological thriller that treads a fine line between the harrowing psychological and thriller aspects.

Lock, working for Child Protective Services, is drawn into investigating the in-the-throes-of-divorce Mannheim family, including the flirtatious mother-of-two, Natalie. lock always wanted a family, and he thinks he’s found his chance. Or has he?

The book drew me in quickly and easily and I thought I knew where it was going, given the start. Of course, it transpires I had no idea where it was going (or of the twists in getting there). Unexpected. In a good way.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.