REVIEW: “DIRTY HEART” by Rhys Ford

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TITLE: Dirty Heart
AUTHOR: Rhys Ford
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner
GENRE: Mystery & Suspance
SERIES: Cole McGinnis Mysteries
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGHT: 204 pages
RELEASE DATE: 21st March 2016

 

BLURB: Former LAPD detective Cole McGinnis’s life nearly ended the day his police partner and best friend Ben Pirelli emptied his service weapon into Cole and his then-lover, Rick. Since Ben turned his gun on himself, Cole thought he’d never find out why Ben tried to destroy him.

Years later, Cole has stitched himself back together. Now a private investigator and in love with Jae-Min Kim, a Korean-American photographer he met on a previous case, Cole’s life is back on track—until he discovers Jeff Rollins, a disgraced cop and his first partner, has resurfaced and appears to be working on the wrong side of the law.

As much as Cole’s fought to put the past behind him, he’s soon tangled up in a web of lies, violence, and death. Jeff Rollins is not only trying to kill Cole’s loved ones, he is also scraping open old wounds and long-forgotten memories of the two men Cole loved and lost. Cole is sure Rollins knows why Ben ruined all their lives, but he isn’t looking for answers. Now Cole is caught in a cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer with the key to not only his past but his future.

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The author has requested no spoiler reviews, so be it. But I have to tell you, this book screams spoilers……..

I thought book 5, Down and Dirty, the best book that this author has written – I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for this last book in the series (that has to be a joke, right?) because you can’t be prepared for that runaway car hitting you, you never see it coming, until impact.  The impact this book had on me, left me battered and bruised but euphoric all at the same time, it was perfection!

Remember Jeff Rollins, Cole’s ex-partner? (some would say, how could we not), well Cole has set his sights on him and is determined to see it through to the end, he needs closure and let’s be truthful here, so do we.

The author really went to town on this book, we get to see a little of Cole’s past, violent confrontations and most importantly, how Cole is the person he is. The love he has for Jae and the mother everyone wants, but he was the lucky one!  There’s some humour as well, remembering the no-spoilers limits, all I’m going to say is….Llama’s.

A couple of questions did come to mind when reading, nothing to take away the pleasure and not really important to the plot itself, but I would loved to have seen them answered, so I suggest that the author reconsiders her decision on “the last book” comment, because I think this was more of a truck-stop on this exciting journey and needs to be continued….just sayin’ and I’m sure a lot of readers will agree with me.

Highly, highly recommended but strongly suggest that you read the entire series to get full benefit.

5 big fat heartfelt stars from me.

 

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***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book***

 

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