Monday, March 21, 2016

Picture Perfect Murder

When photographer Lily Parker escapes an attack, she doesn't want any help from the FBI agent who is convinced she's a serial killer's latest obsession. But after one of her photographs is found at a murder scene, it's clear that Special Agent Rex Sullivan was right. Lily, a former CIA agent, isn't used to relying on others, but she won't survive without Rex at her side. And Rex quickly sees that Lily isn't a typical victim in need of his protection, but a valuable partner who can help him bring down a madman. With the murderer growing bolder, Rex has to convince Lily to trust him with her safety—or she could become the killer's next victim.

Picture Perfect Murder 
Expected publication: April 5th 2016
 by Love Inspired  
5 Stars

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 
~2 Corinthians 5:7

My Thoughts:

This is a wonderful suspense interlaced with a romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  
Lily Parker is a complicated/complex character.  The past couple of months have been rough for her, but she felt moving back home to Atlanta was a step in the right direction.  She has reconnected with 3 of her closest friends and they had picked right back up where they had left off.     Lily was different though, her past had changed her.  Betrayal is not something that's easy to forget.  During a difficult time she had lost far more than just a boyfriend, but also her faith in God.  
Rex Sullivan, FBI agent, has been called in by the Atlanta Police Department to look at evidence collected which points to a possible serial killer.  By chance while getting a ride home with the APD a call is received to investigate a home invasion.  Upon arrival the first thing he noticed was the uncanny resemblance to the victims of the present investigation.  The homeowner (Lily)had thwarted the attack, but when questioning her he notices that her body language is indicating that she's hiding something.   
As soon as the police leave Lily immediately ensures that her past has nothing to do with her past.  Thinking this was just a random act of violence she feels a lot more comfortable.  The next morning the news shows another victim has been found, only this time there was a photo left at the scene.  The police were asking for anyone who knows something of the photo to contact them.  Immediately Lily contacts Rex and tells him about the photo, it was one of hers.  Suddenly there's a connection between Lily and the murders.  Rex thinks the connection is  more than a picture and voices his concerns to Lily. 
This is  a great story line that flows effortlessly. The plot easily pulled me in from the first page.  The author's vivid description on Lily made me feel like I wanted to know more of her story.  As the story progresses  characters find things more complicated than they had ever imagined.  I liked both characters.  Lily basically had a tough exterior, but a soft heart which she doesn't show a lot. As much as I enjoyed this story, I also received a wonderful message of faith.    This is a story I would recommend to anyone who loves a suspense.  

*I received this book from the author for a honest review without bias or outside influence.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.   

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Meet the Author:

Rachel Dylan 
Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and the Windy Ridge Legal Thriller series. Rachel has practiced law for almost a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. She is a member of ACFW and RWA. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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