Fatal Justice by Marie Force

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Hey everybody,

The Blurb: She looked into the dead face of the man she’d dined with the night before

Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it’s also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.

The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair’s killer, but a new lead in her father’s unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal…

My  Thoughts: This is installment #2 of The Fatal Series. I enjoyed Book #1 (Fatal Affair) very much and was hoping that book 2 would be just as good. Unfortunately, I did not feel it was and I think simply put, it was that the ratio between the murder mystery and the relationship was off. I felt the murder mystery in this book was intriguing but, whereas the mystery took the lead in book 1 to the relationship between Nick and Sam that I felt helped the book, the mystery in book 2 took the back seat to the relationship. I felt this hurt book 2. The mystery was interesting, but somewhat stunted because it wasn’t in the forefront. The relationship between Nick and Sam, however, did not seem to have the magic that it did in book 1. Overall, I liked the book because of the murder mystery but I preferred book 1. I intend to move on with the series to at least the next book to see if I like it more.
Happy Reading,
Debra
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