Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review | "Cypher" by Cathy Perkins

Cypher by Cathy Perkins
Romantic Suspense published August 10, 2014
Red Mountain Publishing
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Cara Wainwright thinks life can't get tougher when her mother's cancer becomes terminal--until she returns home from the hospital and finds her house guests dead. 

Greenville, SC Detective David Morris, is unsure if Cara is the suspect or the intended murder victim. As he searches for insight into her family, their mounting secrets, and the conflicting evidence from multiple crimes, his attraction to Cara complicates his investigation. Is the lure need, manipulation--or real? 

While David pursues forensic evidence, Cara pushes for answers about her father's possible involvement, for at the center of the mystery stands Cypher--the company her father built and will take any measures to defend.
My Thoughts...
I am going to keep this review pretty short.  The reason being that it's been a couple weeks since I finished the book.  I have been so busy that I'm just now getting a chance to write the review and I don't know that I can do the book proper justice this far removed.

I loved this book, I can tell you that with no hesitation!  In fact I read it relatively quickly.  What I don't love is the cover art.  I received an ARC copy with just a plain red cover and I liked it better that the actual cover.  Pay no heed to the cover, though, the story is excellent.  It's well plotted and the character development is fantastic.

This is a murder/mystery/thriller with romance thrown in, which is always a plus for me.  Cara finds herself the lead suspect when two of her friends are found dead in her apartment.  We know they were killed by a hit man, but who hired the hit man is unknown.  The lead detective is convinced that it was Cara, but his partner David questions what her motive would have been.  He is drawn to her and is convinced of her innocence and plans to prove it while trying to fight his mounting feelings for her.

This story is full of twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to figure out who the real killer is.  There were moments when I was sure I knew who it was only to be proven wrong in the end.  All in all, I loved the story and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good romantic thriller!

XOXO, Shelly

*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*

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