By Heather Gudenkauf
4 out of 5 stars
Amelia Winn loses her hearing in a hit and run accident. This turns her life upside down. She spirals into drinking, which leads to her losing her husband. She is getting back on her feet when while kayaking with her dog Stitch (who steals the show and is really our hero), she comes across the dead body of a woman she used to work with. They were both nurses who worked sexual assault cases and it makes you wonder, could they be targeted? Amelia starts her own investigation while also getting back to work in a doctor’s office, going through their files. And while also seeming to have something starting with Jake, her brother’s best friend from childhood, and the detective on the case.
As per usual Heather Gudenkauf, you can’t put this one down until you know what is really going on. She always has a way of twisting you around her finger as you read. I love how the lead character is a deaf heroine. It added a different texture to everything and more of that dreadful suspense when you wonder if someone is going to come up on her. I did kind of have a feeling about who the “bad guys” were but that didn’t distract from the story at all. I am a fan of Heather Gudenkauf’s writing and always look forward to her next book. This one did not disappoint.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.