Series: Romantic Suspense #12
Published by Berkley on June 7, 2011
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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A Baltimore detective and a medical examiner must work together when the witnesses of a long-ago crime become the victims of a deranged killer in this gripping romantic suspense novel.
Baltimore city Homicide Detective JD Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence, both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies that are turning up throughout the city. He’s up against a brutal killer with a very personal vendetta. And now JD is beginning to suspect that his medical examiner may be shielding some crucial evidence linked to the case.
Medical Examiner Dr. Lucy Trask is intrigued by JD’s compassion, but she isn’t about to mix work with pleasure. Not while there’s a ruthless killer on the loose. And definitely not while she’s keeping a dark secret that could connect her to these vicious killings—and put her next on the killer’s hit list...
I chose You Belong to Me as my reread book because it is the start of the Baltimore stories. It introduces the world here and builds a solid base of the characters, and many couples for the next books. I love all the cities in the Romantic Suspense series. Since I just read Death is Not Enough which is the other end, it was a great choice as this they share the city and characters.
I loved revisiting this couple. JD and Lucy had insta-lust but also being compassionate people with issues they were gentle with each other emotionally. They worked together to solve the serial killer problem which had a Lucy focus. While the bad guy is clear, the plotting was clever for the police and Lucy to have to solve his identity. There is a bit more focus on the case than the romance, which makes it packed with action and suspense.
Every book is great; I highly recommend them. I would start in order or at least within a city. Each book is a new couple, but there are connections between all the books as they all work in some aspect of law enforcement. I love the connections and circle of friends who support each other, and seeing them briefly in future books to get updates on their lives.
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