Publisher: HQN; Original edition (November 27, 2018)
First the fire, then the heat…
A brutal home invasion. Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror. Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five-year-old twins. But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.
While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in more ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy “Gonzo” Gonzales battles his own demons. Months of unbearable grief and despair come to a head in an unimaginable way that threatens Gonzo’s status with the department and his relationship with his fiancée, Christina.
With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims.
About Marie ForceMarie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.
All together, her books have sold 7 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 29 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.
Her goals in life are simple–to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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Romance, suspense and a good story to boot.
This IS book #3 in the series but I honestly didn't feel that I lost anything or had no clue what was happening. It is quite a good standalone, now obviously if you like reading things in order, may I suggest you go read up on book #1 and #2 which are titled Fatal Chaos and Fatal Reckoning.
In Fatal Invasion, Sam is called onto the scene of a home invasion which results in two burned bodies, and two witnesses left alive.....5 year old twin boys. Sam makes the heart wrenching decision to take the boys home with her, they have nowhere to go, and she needs to solve the case and try to get as much information out of them as possible.
In the middle of all this, we get to see how Sam and her husband Nick deal with the sudden changes in their lives, two young children to care for and protect, the bonding between them and their adoptive son as well as other family members.
In the book we also get an insight into the lives of Sam's partner who is headed down the aisle in less than a week after the crime, and another detective in their department struggling with his own addiction demons brought on after the death of his partner in the line of duty.
Good book if you enjoy suspense.