Fatal Exposure

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Fatal Exposure

Buried Secrets, #1

This romantic suspense novel is part of the ‘Buried Secrets’ series and does a nice job of providing an intriguing tale with several unexpected twists. The subject matter is a bit disturbing as more is revealed about the characters’ backgrounds but the story is nicely paced and the characters are interesting. The angst suffered by the main characters is understandable and it was rewarding to watch their relationship develop. I was surprised by some of the developments and I look forward to reading the other two works in the series as more clues about the overall mystery are doled out. There are allusions to the other two women that B.K. has formed such a close bond with and I suspect that their complex backgrounds will be revealed as well which should provide even more fascinating tales. An entertaining quick read.

“Fatal Exposure” by Gail Barrett is a romantic suspense novel featuring photographer B.K. (Brynn) Elliot who has garnered fame but shuns her own exposure until a chance photograph returns her to the nightmares from her own troubled background. Detective Parker McCall has long been been haunted by image of the girl who has some link to his brother’s murder and embarks on a quest to finally discover the truth, despite the complications of circumventing a direct command from his superior. The mutual distrust between the two lead characters is complicated by their attraction to one another but there are powerful forces at work that may require that they find a way to work together if they are going to survive.

Book Blurb for Fatal Exposure

Cold-case detective Parker McCall has spent fifteen years trying to solve his brother’s murder. Now a chance photo of the killer in the newspaper sets him hard on the woman’s trail. A former teenaged runaway, reclusive, award-winning photojournalist B.K. Elliot chronicles the harsh reality of life on the streets -- until a photo in the paper reveals her identity, blowing the lid off her secret past. With a powerful murderer now dogging her heels, and her police officer step-father determined to silence her permanently, the last person she can afford to trust is a cop. So why does sexy police detective Parker McCall tempt her to break her silence and resurrect ideals she’d lost years ago? As danger closes in, and with more than her own life at stake, Brynn must decide if the duty-bound cop will betray her...or heal her battered heart.

Buried Secrets: Three murder witnesses, one deadly conspiracy.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 4.00