Convinced that Harrison Tate has been hired to prove she killed her sister, heiress Gabrielle Wright can’t understand why she’s so drawn to him or why he seems sincere when he says he believes she’s innocent.
Gabrielle’s problematic relationship with her parents deteriorated even more after she was kidnapped as a college student and rumors spread she’d planned it. Orphaned as a young adult, she and her younger sister, Tabitha, are trying to heal some old wounds when Tabitha is murdered on the family’s private island. While there’s no evidence she had anything to do with the crime, her Uncle Stephen is convinced she’s guilty. Wanting to solve the mystery and settle the estate—cutting Gabby out of her inheritance—he hires an investigator and an appraiser. Gabby doesn’t want to trust the men, but she’s drawn to art expert Harrison Tate, who claims to believe in her innocence when no one else does. What she doesn’t know is that, due to a side job of returning stolen art to rightful owners, Harris was there the night Tabitha was murdered, so he knows Gabby is innocent. He’s kept a watchful eye on her, determined to keep her from being arrested, so once Stephen moves against her, he’s driven to clear her name. But danger escalates as the couple get closer to each other and to the truth, since the murderer is close by and will do anything to keep it buried. Dimon (The Negotiator, 2017, etc.) has become a go-to author for romantic suspense, with fresh plots, out-of-the-box characters, and romance to root for. This title, the most recent in her Games People Play series, hits the mark.
Imaginative, emotional, action-packed, and artfully crafted.