Saturday, November 21, 2009

Romance Book Review: Crisscross

Author: Ericka Scott
ISBN: 1-59431-774-7 or 978-1-59431-774-3
Genre: Contemporary romantic suspense
Publisher: Write Words Inc.


Lia Morgan's sister has disappeared and the police believe the woman has run off because she is afraid of a paternity case, but Lia knows her sister Sylvie would never do such a thing. With the help of an old flame, Lia goes in search of her sister without the aide of the police.

An old friend and former boss of Sylvie's also steps in to help, but is he there to aide in finding Lia's sister or to frame Sylvie in a plot of revenge.

Ericka Scott has done an exceptional job at weaving her plot and keeping her readers at the edge of their seat to the end in this suspense-filled novel. I enjoyed hearing the story from the point of view of all the characters, moving the fast paced story from many scenes in a way that helps the reader keep track of all the players. Very nicely done Ericka. Suspense with a little paranormal fans will enjoy reading this novel.

Crisscross (noun): A web of deceit entangling a bestselling author and her small son, two ex-lovers, and a killer with a knack for cruciverbalism and a thirst for revenge.

A psychic, and skeptic, and serial killer...

Lia Morgan has seen portents and signs since she was a teenager; however, few people believed her, including her own family. Although estranged, Lia travels across country to aid in the search for her missing sister, Sylvie. What seems to be a simple case gets complicated fast when Lia discovers her sister had a plethora of secrets, including a small son. Is her sister running from an impending paternity case like the police assume, or is her disappearance the work of a serial killer as her friends suspect?

An anthropologist and crossword puzzle fanatic, Jared Trimble is a packrat with a PhD. His world is grounded in the here and now, with no room for paranormal mumbo-jumbo. When Jared's asked to work as a consultant on a missing person's case involving a series of crossword puzzle clues, he's conflicted. One part's thrilled. The other part is suspicious; worried he fits the description of suspect more than investigator. All that is forgotten when he realizes his ex-lover, Lia Morgan, is the missing woman's sister.

While Lia follows signs and portents, Jared uses his wits and experience. When the two collide, nearly forgotten passions flare. As the final clue is revealed, the solution brings them both into the bull's-eye of the serial killer's target.

About Ericka Scott from the back of her book:
Ericka Scott is a multi-published, bestselling author of seductive suspense. She’s written stories for as long as she can remember and reads anything under the sun (including the back of cereal boxes in a pinch). She got hooked on romantic suspense in her college days, when reading anything but a textbook was a guilty pleasure.

Now, when she’s not chauffeuring children around, wishing she had a maid, or lurking at the library, she’s spinning her own web of fantasy and penning tales of seduction and suspense. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the awesome review of Crisscross. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it!



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