With the death of her father, Carla Pichinno returns to the city where she once grew up. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Did her father actually kill himself? Or was he really murdered? When she meets up with Detective Mason Boyde, the case becomes a lot more complicated. Apart from the fact that he is one the top detectives in the state of Louisiana, Mason's striking good looks makes it almost impossible to work with him on a strictly professional level.
In their quest to find out the truth, dangerous family secrets are uncovered. Did her father have a secret love child? Did he live a secret double life in Chicago? So many unanswered questions. Desperate and consumed with grief, Carla seeks help from a mysterious stranger; Mary-Elise a psychic medium. Will Carla ever find closure? Will she ever find her father's killer, the woman known only as the Toxic Seductress? In a shocking twist of events, Carla confronts the killer but will she live to tell the story?
This was my first book from this author, and it will be my last. The mystery did not captivate me. I could care less who ends being the culprit. And there were parts of the mystery revealed about the murdered person's life that just didn't add up.
Though the one sex scene was hot, with a degree of explicitness, it was fast and had no level of romance or sensuality. And I like hot erotica. And that one scene happened in the last 16 or so minutes of the book. Then the book ended with no reference to the mystery but some unrelated info about the female main character's past love. I know the mystery will continue, but it didn't leave a cliff hanger about the mystery but, instead, some obscure past act. I guess it might refer to an incident in another book; I don't know, but it seemed out of place. So the book just didn't work for me at all.
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