Mounting Evidence by Karis Walsh ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Mounting-Evidence-CoverTitle: Mounting Evidence

Author: Karis Walsh

Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing

Cover Artist: Sheri (graphicartist2020@hotmail.com)

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/20/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Mystery, Romance

Blurb:

Lieutenant Abigail Hardgrove comes from a long line of cops…dirty cops. She’s an exemplary, detached officer when on duty with the Tacoma Police Department, but after hours she strives in secret to atone for her relatives’ corruption. Abby agrees to ride with her mounted unit during the Washington State Fair, expecting a relaxing few weeks of horses and PR work, but when she catches a loose horse that crosses her path, Abby’s private and public lives collide.

Wetland biologist Kira Lovell devotes her life to her daughter and to a vocal defense of the environment. After a bad relationship, she wants nothing more to do with domineering women, but a chance meeting with Abby throws her life–and her emotions– into chaos.

When a kidnapping and a murder take place behind the innocence of the midway, Abby has to solve both crimes to protect Kira, even if it means revealing more of her family’s shameful past.

My View:

Lt. Abby Hardgrove is one in of a few police officers in her family. Her grandfather was as dirty as they come and it appears her brother is following in his footsteps. Abby vows to clear her blackened name even if it means making her brother accountable to the law.

While working at the State Fair she meets the girl, Julie, who she had given her prized horse to after her brother failed to protect her mother Kira after a DV complaint. Kira still needs help but can she trust Abby or will she be just like the men in her family?

All the horse stuff is what drew me to this story in the first place, who could want more than that right? I really didn’t know what else to expect. Well, how about great characters and development, a wonderful story line, lots of suspense and mystery and a truly sweet romance. Mix it all up with some life lessons and this is what you get!

I hated to put this book down. I read until 4:30 am before I could not keep my eyes open and after a few hours I was up to finish it off, still every bit as taken with it as before.

There was one issue that was left unfinished but I am guessing that since this is a second book there will likely be a third to wrap it all up. Now, if you will excuses me I am off to order Mounting Danger, book one.

Thank you Ms Walsh!

Links

Mounting Evidence on Goodreads
Bold Strokes Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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