Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.
For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.
Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.
This was amazing. I love this so much. The plot was great, the characters also as great and the mystery involved was really well done.
I get more and more in love with this series as I keep reading. I liked this one a little bit better than the first one, maybe because Andreas have his defenses a little more down and we get to know him better. Darren seem so different in this one but in a reasonable and believable way. He didn’t seem out of character, he just seem stressed and how wouldn’t under the circumstances he was in.
The family issues they deal with were an important part of the plot and make them more human. I loved the way family and worked try to get in the middle of one another. This seem such an accurate portray of the like of someone doing what Andreas and Darren do for a living. I loved every part of it.
Romance isn’t an important part of this instalments but that doesn’t mean is absent. Their relationship seem pretty solid at this point and even though I would enjoy more couple time, I understand that the whole situations they were dealing time wouldn’t allow them to have some more romance.