Sunday, December 4, 2011

Review: IN HER SIGHTS by Robin Perini


5 of 5 stars

IN HER SIGHTS is an impressive debut from author Robin Perini. I was immediately drawn into the story and I couldn’t wait to turn the pages to find out what happened next.  We are introduced to Jazz Parker, the only female sniper in an elite police unit. She keeps to herself and rarely engages in conversations or activities with the other members of her team.  When a team member is critically injured because she misses a target, she feels the contempt and hostility from the rest of the team. She has no one in her corner to defend her except an ex-boyfriend who steps back into her life after a two-year absence. But did Jazz really miss the target or is she being deliberately sabotaged?

The story unfolds revealing more and more of Jazz’s childhood years becomes known. She has spent a decade trying to bury her past because of a horrific secret she’s buried back in her hometown. The problem with secrets though is that no matter how well you think they’re hidden, there’s always a loose end that can come back and haunt you. Could this be what is happening to Jazz or is it a more sinister source? The author does a wonderful job of letting you inside Jazz’s head—gaining insights to her hurts, her fears and more importantly to the love that just won’t die no matter how hard she runs from it.

The pace is excellent and the text flows effortlessly page after page. There is a wonderful cast of characters rounding out the story. Luke Montgomery, the man who has never stopped loving Jazz, provides a great steamy distraction to the heart-pounding suspense. But, Luke isn’t as perfect as he seems. A former army ranger, he too, has his own demons to conquer.

Between trying to figure out the elusive enemy bent on ruining Jazz’s life and the on-again, off-again relationship between her and Luke, there is something for everyone in this book. Highly Recommended.