I don't read many romantic suspense novels. However, Ann Bruce's FALL DEAD may just have changed that way of thinking! FALL DEAD is a darn good novel. Bruce's storyline is entertainingly vivid and by the end of the book, I was truly glad I had read it!
Her husband was dead. Someone had murdered the man and although Augusta Langan suffered from a guilty conscience, she certainly didn't want him dead! Yet, Augusta Langan was the number one suspect. Life stacked a few simple facts against her! Her dead husband had been wealthy, he had cheated on her, and their divorce was a shoo-in.
It was a murder investigation, but when Augusta Langan opened her door, NYPD Detective Nick Markov was a goner! There she stood bewitchingly; her long legs exposed invitingly. Yet, it was the dark, sleepy eyes and tousled hair that completely drew Nick Markov! Gone was the detective’s professionalism. For the first time in his career, Detective Nick Markov found a painful, edgy state hindering the interrogation of his prime suspect!
While I don't often read romantic suspense, I can honestly say that Ann Bruce's tale was a completely satisfying indulgence. I found FALL DEAD fascinating. The mystery flowed in bits and pieces, the pace was excellent, and using complete control, Ann Bruce built the momentum, one step at a time. This drew me in and the more I read, the more I wanted. Ms. Bruce's expressive style kept me turning the pages.
Any storyline that can completely pull me in and keep me involved certainly deserves the perfect 10 rating. Over the years, very few books have achieved this reviewer's “ne plus ultra” but Ann Bruce's FALL DEAD warrants it! Nicely done! FALL DEAD is a sexy, satisfying read!