Wednesday, November 7, 2012
BOOK REVIEW: Every Breath You Take by M.K. Gilroy
Every Breath You Take is the second book author Mark K. Gilroy has written about Kristen Conner, a 30 year-old detective with the Chicago Police Department. The first book is Cuts Like a Knife. However, I read Every Breath You Take first and it stands alone. Everything you need to know from the first book is explained without getting bogged down. Since I loved this book so much, though, I plan to read the first book, too.
I like the way the author gives the reader glimpses into the mind of the criminal without spoiling the mystery of who it is. The rest of the book is told by Kristen.
Kristen is a lovable character who often prays. She calls herself a "church girl" and so you know where she stands. She's also a hero and an excellent detective. She's a soccer coach who loves children and loves winning. She offers extra support to crime victims and families when needed. She has a wonderful family as well.
In this book, the victim is Jack Durham, the 38 year-old playboy son of a billionaire. Kristen goes undercover as a prostitute to get close to the people Durham associated with. However, her cover is blown when she's spotted by her sister Klarissa, a news reporter. When Kristen begins asking questions, another body turns up. Needless to say, Kristen solves the case even in the midst of near-death situations, and ends up receiving the award of valor, the same award her father had received.
There's a hint of more to come because Kristen still needs to solve her father's murder. Her father was a Chicago policeman killed on duty four years earlier.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.