Welcome to Romantic Suspense Review Week! The week you didn’t know you were waiting for!!! 😉
So here’s the schedule:
- Monday: Injustice for All by Robin Carroll
- Tuesday: To Write a Wrong by Robin Carroll
- Wednesday: Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley
- Thursday: The Deposit Slip by Todd M. Johnson [which is really more suspense/legal thriller with at touch of romance]
- Friday: Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson
There may [hopefully!] be a review of a YA dystopia book on Saturday – not sure yet. I’ve ordered it from one of the places I review for and it’s been shipped which means I can’t cancel it but there’s another book I really, really want to request available on Sunday. And you can’t order a new one until you’ve read/reviewed the last one from this particular group. Here’s hoping /fingers crossed/.
So, without further ado, Injustice for All by Robin Carroll
A federal judge lies bleeding on his office floor, betrayed by a most unlikely source—people who helped him bring criminals to justice. Now, why would someone working for the FBI need to disappear after witnessing this crime?
When Remington Wyatt sees her godfather’s murder, she recognizes the killers and knows it’s only a matter of time before they come to silence her. She must do the only thing possible to stay alive . . . run.
FBI agent Rafe Baxter is serious about his career, and solving a cold case involving a federal judge’s death puts him in line for the promotion he so desires. But the case leads him to the small town of Hopewell, Louisiana, where some secrets seem inextricably hidden deep within the bayou.
Injustice for All explores what happens when everything a person believes in is utterly destroyed. Who can you trust?
Well, a couple months ago I offered to review [and had the offer accepted] To Write a Wrong [see tomorrow]. I thought it was book 4 in a series and I already had the first three so I read them [Deliver Us From Evil, Fear No Evil, and In the Shadow of Evil]. All were good books and well worth the read but To Write a Wrong wasn’t part of that series.
Injustice for All was the first book a new series and it was book two. I resigned myself to just reading it without reading the book before it [something I prefer not to do] as my book buying budget is tight in August but then I saw Injustice for All on NetGalley and I snagged it ;). I’m glad I did. You don’t need to read Injustice before Write/Wrong but my enjoyment of Injustice was greater since there’s some of the same characters and then I didn’t know exactly how it turned out already.
So… Injustice for All…
It opens with a dead federal judge and an unknown but probably female character in the house as he’s killed but she manages to escape. From there it goes to the same character trying to hide [her own version of WITSEC] and Rafe, an FBI agent about to be reassigned to Little Rock, of all places. Where the federal judge had been murdered.
So Rafe is assigned to look at cold cases [since no one really wants a new guy anyway] and he decides that solving the case of who killed a federal judge would give him some props in the local office so he starts looking into it. One of the first things he wants to do is find Remington Wyatt, the judge’s goddaughter, believed to be the witness. The search for her, and the truth, takes him to unexpected places.
Bella has lived in the bayou for several years but harbors secrets. Doesn’t everyone? But hers involves secrets her best friend, Hayden, the head of the local police, really should know.
Rafe crosses paths with Bella and Hayden and together the three of them try to figure out what a sleepy town in LA has to do with the murder of the federal judge and no one seems to know what happened to Remington while Rafe and Bella struggle with a growing attraction neither one wants to admit.
Threats, gun shots, attackers in the middle of the night in homes, all of this leads them to believe they’re on the right track – are they? And, if so, can they figure it all out before it’s too late?
As with the other three books of Robin’s I recently read, she created characters I cared deeply about even as I tried to figure out what secrets each held and how they related to the whole. The conclusion was satisfying and the romance was as well. I’m glad I took the time to find and read this book and look forward to reading book three in this series [since book two has already been devoured ;)].
Did I mention Robin is a super cool person as well? So is her hubby. 😀
Overall rating: 8.25 out of 10 stars