Former combat medic Kory Wagner survived four war zones. Now she’s home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who’s on the case. Sheriff Sean Harding doesn’t quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired, was found dead in a building she owns. And Kory isn’t being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth?
In Kill Shot, combat medic Kory Wagner has to battle a war on her own front lawn after she leaves the army permanently and has to fit herself back into civilian life. She’s faced with a mystery: what really happened to her sister? Was she killed in a hit and run the way the police report read? Or was she in fact murdered?
Kory’s need to find the truth and her own stubborn opinion that she can handle anything life throws at her after surviving four tours of war places her front and center in danger. The story opens with Kory arriving at a meeting with the PI she hired to find out the truth about her sister’s death. Instead of information, Kory is faced with more questions. The PI is found fatally wounded and he only confirms her suspicions that her sister’s death was not an accident before he dies. Kory is also shot at by someone who has marksman skill and she manages to escape.
This incident brings Kory to the attention of the local sheriff who also wants the truth but he also believes that since Kory is a civilian she should be treated as one and kept out of harms way. As the story progresses Kory and Sean butt heads over numerous issues, most prominently their own growing attraction to each other and how to deal with those feelings.
I quite enjoyed the pacing of this novel. The excitement and tension built and while the clues were dribbled out you were never sure who the actual killer was until the end. The focus was always the murder of Kory’s sister and the mystery surrounding her death plus the added tension of numerous attempts on Kory’s life instead of a straight up romance and that worked well for the subject manner. As a war veteran who has seen too much it wouldn’t be believable for Kory to plunge into a romantic relationship. She and Sean’s relationship built over time as they had to depend on each other and accept that their role previously would not always be their role currently. Kory needed to realize that people who cared about her would keep her safe while Sean needed to understand that Kory would never be the damsel in distress.
4 out of 5 stars
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Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award winning and bestselling WOUNDED HEROES SERIES, FIRE AND ASH, and TIES THAT BIND. Her books have garnered four-star reviews from Romantic Times, ‘Top Pick’ and ‘Best Book’ honors from Night Owl Reviews and Long and Short of It Reviews, and Five-Heart reviews from The Romance Studio. When she isn’t working on her next novel she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling to foreign countries to experience new cultures and adventures. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.
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