Thank you so much to Harlequin for including me in their Investigator Fall Blog Tour! Today I get to talk about Cold Case Double Cross by Jessica R. Patch, part of the Love Inspired Suspense line.
Cold Case Double Cross
by Jessica R. Patch
Series: Cold Case Investigators #2
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 224 pages
They’re on a cold trail
and running out of time.
Convinced his brother was wrongly convicted of murder years ago, detective Cash Ryland’s determined to find the real killer—even if it puts him in the crosshairs. But he needs help from cold case investigator Mae Vogel, whom he mistreated in high school. Can they put their past aside to solve the murder…before the killer succeeds in silencing them for good?
Publishers Weekly Bestselling author Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists. When she’s not hunched over her laptop, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at http://www.jessicarpatch.com.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Jessica R. Patch, Netgalley, and Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
So I didn’t realize that it was a series, but like with other Harlequin series, you don’t need to read them in order. I am curious about the first book though, so I may end up checking that out in the future. Also, thank you to Dita for including all of the trigger warnings in their review on Goodreads, that I’m linking here for your review.
One of my favorite things about romantic suspense novels from Harlequin is that things seem to move super quick in these, but not where things aren’t making sense. This is also part of the Christian romance lines, so keep that in mind if you aren’t the type to read religious types of novels. I felt like this was okay, I didn’t feel like I was oversaturated with it, so that’s a plus. I think that Patch did a great job with this novel.
This is also a good reminder that you should also treat people with respect, especially when you’re younger and you’re still learning how to be a good person, because you never know who you’re going to need help from when you get older. That’s what happened here between Cash Ryland and Mae Vogel. Cash was basically a jerk to Mae back in high school, but now they have to work together in order to solve a cold case involving Cash’s brother being convicted of murder years ago. Mae could have been petty and said no, or had another Cold Case Investigator assigned to the case so she didn’t have to deal with Cash, but alas the book probably wouldn’t have been as intriguing if that happened.
For those that enjoy second chance romances, check this one out and see if it’s to your liking. For those that like solving murder mysteries – albeit this isn’t the typical one but it’s still something you have to figure out along with Cash and Mae – I think you should check this one out too. Pay attention to all of the suspects being introduced to you, and stay tuned for the big twist to see if you could guess ahead of time. Lots of fun.