Book Review – Indiscretions (Carpenter & Harding #1) by Barbara Winkes

First published, 2015

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The story follows young police officer, Ellie Harding, and the slightly older detective with whom she has obvious chemistry, Jordan Carpenter, during a thorny and complicated investigation.

Having survived an encounter with a masked attacker, Officer Harding makes it onto the team tasked with capturing the perpetrator of a series of kidnaps and murders.

Jordan Carpenter’s girlfriend is a psychologist, attached to the FBI, who has blinded herself to the problems in her personal life, including her girlfriend’s infidelity and obvious desire to leave.

With the attraction building between Harding and Carpenter, it’s only a matter of time before they succumb to their feelings. But as the investigation continues, it becomes clear that the man behind the crimes is a woman-hater who targets unfaithful women – those with multiple partners or female partners appear to be his personal favourites. The question is: how much danger are Harding and Carpenter in? And can they save his latest victim before it’s too late?

A solid read, well-written. I’m no overly-familiar with the way the US police service works so it took me a while to get to grips with who all the characters were to each other. That said, there were plenty of twists and turns and towards the end (no spoilers), my heart dropped down to my stomach. I’ll look forward to reading more from this series.