Mia Kazmaroff has a ‘gift’ that is sometimes a curse—she can tell the story behind any object, person, or animal she touches. When her brother, Dave, a detective with the Atlanta Police Department, is found dead in his condo, Mia knows that it wasn’t from natural causes, but she has no hard evidence to take to the police. Her only hope is to seek the help of her brother’s former partner, Jack Burton. There’s just one problem: Jack is the prime suspect when it turns out that Dave was deliberately administered an overdose of Ecstasy.
Reckless, the first book in the Mia Kazmaroff mystery series by Susan Kiernan-Lewis is a finely written mystery that follows Mia and Jack as they try to determine the identity of the killer before Mia becomes the next victim—and, at the same time, stay out of jail.
The author knows her stuff when it comes to pulling the reader into the story, with enough plot twists to keep you on your toes from page one. The thing that is most endearing about this book, though, is the interpersonal byplay between Mia and Jack as they discover, to the dismay of both, that their feelings for each other go far beyond just trying to find Dave’s killer.
Looking for a mystery that will have you hooked—get this book immediately, turn on some smooth jazz and pour yourself a glass of wine, and prepare to be entertained.
I give it a resounding five stars!