A high-profile murder tied to an online dating service has the Chicago news media buzzing. Who better to go undercover in the world of personal profiles and promising matches than an ace detective who is single and as attractive as she is tough? Detective Kristen Conner can’t figure out her own dating life, but she is about to get a crash course on finding true love – or at least a Friday night date – and become the object of a killer’s affections.
Mark Gilroy is the author of the #1 bestselling Kristen Conner Mystery Series. A veteran of the book publishing industry, he has packed boxes, served as executive vp and publisher over companies, edited manuscripts, made sales calls, created marketing plans, directed design and illustration, started companies, agented for authors, written award-winning video, and created advertising and catalog copy. He’s authored, edited, compiled, published, and ghost written books that have landed on an array of bestsellers lists, working with some of the biggest series and authors in the industry. He and wife Amy recently became empty nesters with the youngest of six off to college. They reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Chicago P.D. detective, Kristen Connor, is back in M. K. Gilroy’s second novel, Every Breath You Take. (Read my review of Cuts Like A Knife HERE.) This time Kristen is working undercover as a paid date to discover who killed the son of an uber-wealthy Chicago businessman. Once again Kristen’s dedication and intuition solve the case. This book is a great read for those who like police procedurals and a tough and funny protagonist.
Kristen has just returned to Chicago after a summer of rehab and training with the FBI. Her love life is in question and she is glad to be back in Chicago where the familiarity of family and work keep her head in the game. Her first day plunges her into a new investigation where she must go undercover, this time as a high priced call girl. Kristen is not a girly-girl and her experiences in this new undercover job are hysterical. But of course Kristen will get her man.
I really love the characters created by M. K. Gilroy. Kristen Connor is by far the most fun and interesting, but her family and co-workers, including her fashionista partner, give a depth to this plot-driven series. Kristen’s love life is again a story line, but the murder investigation really takes center stage. And this book is a clean read — no worries about profanity or sex. So, if you like a quick-paced mystery, great characters and a story that keeps you guessing, then definitely check out Every Breath You Take.
Gilroy is working on book 3 in the series; I can’t wait!
(I downloaded the audio version of this book from Audible. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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