Dr. Jessica Croft has avoided the players, the power, and the passions of Washington, DC. But when her estranged sister's suspicious death is classified as natural, Jessie resolves to expose the murderer. As she pursues elite suspects who'd kill to keep their secrets buried, she encounters sexy security consultant Michael Gillette, who knows more about her sister than he'll admit.
Michael has a vested interest in Jessie's plight. Her sister died on his watch--while he wasn't watching. His plan to find her murderer becomes complicated when Jessie's father hires him to protect Jessie, and his interest turns from professional...to romantic.
Jessie and Michael must unravel a mystery rife with political agendas, deceit, and betrayal. When confidential papers reveal a fertility scandal surrounding the enigmatic Girl Three, the two realize the danger of exposing the truth. Who is Girl Three? And will the murderer kill again to keep a secret?
Girl Three was a very unpredictable book. It started out very slow. In fact, it wasn’t until halfway through the book that I actually gained any interest in knowing how it ended. To be fair, I could not help but to compare it to other romantic suspense books that I have read. Consequently, it failed to draw me in at first. It would be nice to know if that was intentional or just a flaw in the writing plan.
Girl Three centers around the mystery that lead to the death of Samantha Croft who was a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Her older sister, Jessica Croft comes to town for her funeral and finds herself in the middle of a cover-up that she is determined to unfold. She is pitted up against her estranged father Judge Ryan Croft and a host of other politicians and high rollers. To make things more complicated, she is drawn to an ex-Secret Service guy named Michael Gillette that was secretly hired to protect her.
Although the book started out at a snail’s pace, when it does pick up, everything starts coming at you at once. Happily, I could not put the book down after that. More scandals are uncovered that deal with infidelity, blackmail, and the usual quest for power that Washington, D.C. was built on. There are numerous plot twists that will keep you guessing to the end. I would definitely recommend this book.
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Book Length: 352 pages
Source: Entangled Publishing via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Gemini
Reading Format: Available in eBook and Paperback
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