Review Fatal Flaw by Marie Force
Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she’s not sure if she or Nick is the target.
Already on edge, Sam and her team start investigating a series of baffling murders. The victims are well-liked with no known enemies, and the murders are carried out in a clean and efficient manner. Unable to find a clear motive for the deaths, she feels like she’s chasing her tail.
With no obvious connection between the victims, Sam soon suspects thatÂ sheÂ may be the ultimate prize in the killer’s clever game. When the danger starts to hit a little too close to home, she has two goals: find the elusive murderer and manage to live long enough to enjoy her happily-ever-after.
So I think I’ve discussed how much I love the Fatal Series by Marie Force before. This continual romance and police procedural featuring Senators, and congress men and DC is just amazing. Its well written, its exciting, its so so sad. Just when you think there is nothing else that could torture these two, thats when you realize that there is still so much that can hurt, so many different threats to them, and even when the threat seems to be completely off the wall its written so well that you buy into it. You believe it.
In Fatal Flaw you understand that Sam is still working through the miscarriage and her past. She still has such a sense of fatalism and waiting for the other shoe to drop, but yet at the same time she is allowing Nick to give her hope and to give her a sense that it can be better there can be freedom and life beyond all of the problems she faces from her ridiculous ex husband and the old cases she and her father were intwined in.
One of the best parts of this little novella is the insight into her partners and their lives as they intersect and interact with Nick and Sam. How her partner’s mother goes from condescending judgmental Catholic to hypocrite to understanding woman, its intense. How the relationships between Nicks staffers and Sam’s detectives move between their lives, its amazing. And the story about Jessica’s recovery from a brutal rape as she was out on patrol, its intense and beautiful, even as its heartbreaking and scary.
There are so many reasons to love the Fatal series by Ms. Force and they continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the romantic suspense and thriller genre.
Overall Rating: B+