This is the first book I have read by Patricia Rushford. The twists and turns of the plot are unexpected and make the book nearly impossible to put down. Our news is full of incidents where police officers are asked to face horrible accident and crime scenes. This author is skilled at communicating the private thoughts, feelings and struggles of our first responders. We don't take time to tell them how much we appreciate their sacrifices nearly enough. My thanks to the author.
Angel Delaney grew up with male siblings and a police officer father, forcing her to hide her hurts and be tough. As a police officer she is forced to use deadly force, then has to deal with all of the emotion, suspicion, and media circus that goes with that. The best part about the suspense is the personal life that goes with it. You feel Angel's heart--her hurt and her concern for other people. Angel is forced to deal with her past in order to move forward in her life. She shows compassion for the ones who have hurt her. And the ending is not what you would expect. A good read.