Harlequin Intrigue, Jun 16 2015, $5.50
While on medical leave from CPD, Chicago homicide detective Brodey Hayward reluctantly agrees to help his Hennings and Solomon private investigator sister Jenna with solving the Jonathan Williams’ murder that another cop has lead. He visits Williams’ vacant house where the homicide occurred. There he runs into interior designer Alexis Vanderbilt; hired by the widow and mother of three Brenda to renovate the house.
Brodey persuades Lexi to delay her modifications and instead assist him on solving the case. However, determined Lexi fails to heed Brodey’s warning of take no risks when she begins sleuthing on her own. This places her in the crosshairs of a cold killer with no compunction to murder a pretty, foolish but intelligent interior designer. Revising his mission from solving a murder to keeping the woman he loves safe, Brodey has never felt this scared even when he worked the nastiest streets of Chicago.
The latest Hennings romantic suspense (see The Marshal, The Defender and The Prosecutor) is an enjoyable investigative novel. The leisurely-paced storyline entertains the audience especially once the inane heroine goes rogue.