Sunday, April 22, 2012
Colby Law by Debra Webb
Colby Law is the forty-eighth - yes, you read that right - book in the Colby Agency series, and a heartwarming, exciting, steamy story that begins a new case for the well known and respected private investigation firm.
Colby Investigator Lyle McCaleb is sent to Texas to investigate what the press had dubbed the Princess Killer case, a decades old serial killing spree that devastated a small Texas community. The crimes were made even more abhorrent because the victims were all young girls, and the evidence pointed to Clare and Rafe Barker, a well respected couple whose involvement further rocked their town. But twenty years later Clare is set free on appeal and information comes out suggesting that Rafe, who initially confessed to the crime, isn’t guilty, and that Clare might be the sole killer. Unfortunately that information comes from Rafe himself which makes the Colby Agency dubious at best. When Rafe tells them that his wife will go after three girls who went missing and were presumed dead – his own daughters – and asks the agency to keep the girls safe, they have no choice but to check in to the possibility that he’s telling the truth.
Enter Sadie Gilmore who seven years ago was Lyle’s ‘one-that-got-away’ – except it was Lyle who did the leaving. As he tries to protect Sadie without telling her who her parents might be, while also working to regain her trust, things begin to heat up between them, rekindling what had been left unfinished. Can Lyle keep his cool while fighting the feelings growing between them, or will he lose it and risk losing Sadie in the process?
Colby Law is my first taste of Debra Webb’s writing and I thoroughly enjoyed the way she told this tale. The story is interesting and definitely unique, and the characters are people I became invested in. I cannot wait to read the rest of the books making up this case!
3.5 of 5 stars
This ebook was provided by netgalley.com in behalf of Harlequin Intrigue in exchange for an honest review.
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