Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review - The Departed - Shiloh Walker


FBI Special Agent Taylor Jones has made it his mission to save those in harm's way by any means necessary-including employing psychic agents like Desiree "Dez" Lincoln, who can communicate with the disembodied spirits of the dead. Taylor is haunted by his own ghost, his kid sister, gone missing at age six. For a quarter of a century he has been tortured by her loss and the mystery of her disappearance.


When Dez is seriously wounded, Taylor can no longer hide his feelings for her. Getting involved could spell disaster for both of them-not to mention those who rely on them for help-but once Dez lays her hands on him, he can't resist the fierce attraction. But after giving in to his desires, Taylor pulls back, and Dez strikes out on her own.


Responding to the call of another anguished spirit, Dez is led to Taylor's old hometown. As the two are forced to come together to save a girl in peril, Dez may be able to help Taylor finally find the answers he's been looking for...

My review:

Another great well-written romantic suspense.  We are first introduced to these characters in The Missing.  But this can be read as stand alone.

Taylor is the head of the FBI unit that investigates these "unique" crimes.  Dez is one of the agents he employs because of her gift.  They are both fairly successful at hiding their feelings for each other until Dez gets hurt.  After finally connecting on the personal level they both desire, Taylor does a complete withdrawal.

Dez tries to take this time to get away for a while.  But her gift always follows.  She ends up back in Taylor's hometown, unknowingly to both of them.  Her she helps rescue a girl before tragedy strikes.  But that is not the only thing that called her to this place and time.  Taylor happens to be there at the same time in his old family home.  

Together we get to watch them come together to solve an old crime that has continued to haunt Taylor and learn how they really feel about each other and their own unique circumstances that have brought them together.

The characters are well-written, they have histories that help define them.  You want them to be happy, and understand they have to work though their issues to find that happiness but you cant help but root for them and hope it works out.  The story keeps moving and keeps you reading as well.  All in all an excellent romantic suspense.  Great parts of romance and mystery are contained within the pages.  If this is your genre you must pick it up.

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