The Blurb: Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career–and her confidence–after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford–especially when the bodies keep piling up.
My Thoughts: This is my first book by Marie Force and I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. I liked this book. Fatal Affair is a romantic mystery/suspense, which I enjoy. This story had a really good murder mystery to solve and it was interesting with several suspects. The mystery had depth and took some time to solve. The first victim (there are several bodies that start piling up) is a U.S. Senator whom we learn a lot about through the course of the book, including his secret side. The victim’s family is also interesting and we end up really understanding the foundation of the whys behind the mystery. I felt the romantic part of the story took somewhat of a backseat to the murder mystery, but I actually liked that about the story. I do wish that the author had given us some detail of the one-night stand between the characters six years ago, maybe as a prologue. It was the basis of their ongoing feelings for each other but we didn’t learn much about their connection except that both characters thought it was an earth shattering night. Before I forget, there are also a couple of great secondary characters, including Freddie, Gonzo and Sam’s father. Although all were important in this story, I hope all these characters come to the front even more in the future. I plan to continue with this series.