Charlotte Mills is a brilliant writer of police procedural/mystery novels. Her first novel, Payback, blew me away with the plot twists and the overall storyline. And that ending! I’m still in awe of the ending to Payback. When I heard that the sequel, Fair Game was coming out, I jumped at the chance to read it. I’m very glad I did.
In this second book, Ms. Mills has continued the story of Helen Taylor and Lexi Ryan. Helen is now retired from the police, and she and Lexi are working on making a new life together. Unfortunately trouble never seems to leave these two in peace, and they soon become embroiled in a murder mystery that has both women unexpectedly and accidentally drawn in. There are again all kinds of twists and turns in the story with both main characters unsure of what to do.
I loved this tale. The main characters are well-developed, and it was really fun watching the two continue to work together as they did in the first book to solve the mystery. The story is intriguing and full of surprises. There is also the really steamy romance intertwined into the tale. What is even better, I think this might not be the last book in the series (fingers crossed).
I can recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery/romance. I suppose you could read Fair Game without reading Payback first, but I really wouldn’t suggest it. While Ms. Mills gives you enough info from the first book to understand a little of the history of these two main characters, I really feel you would be missing out. Therefore, my recommendation is to read both books in order. They are definitely worth it.
I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.