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Monday, March 02, 2015

Lara Martin series, Book # 1
D. Van Heest
Red Sage
ISBN # 9781603100045
March 2015
Romantic Suspense

Lara Martin is a civil servant, working for the Army as an executive assistant. She lives alone with her cat, and has sworn off of men. She has kept that vow for almost three years. After a bitter divorce, and losing custody of her children, Lara finds herself struggling with the choices she has made in her life. That is, until a handsome Detective Hammond walked into her life, he is investigating her friend Gina's accident. Someone is stalking women in Lara's neighborhood, things are getting a little to close to home.

Detective Brian Hammond has a son, he is also divorced. He has been a police officer for fifteen years. While on a case, Brian meets Lara, and is instantly attracted to her. He only hopes Lara is just as attracted to him. Getting another case, Brian is a little frustrated, he realizes it's not just a breaking and entering. There is a serial rapist on the loose, stalking women. And his violence is escalating. Can Brian find out who it is, before it's to late?

ONE STEP CLOSER is an action packed romantic suspense. There are so many suspects, that which leads Detective Hammond on a chase, to the very end. You just never know who will pop up on the next page. Ms. Van Heest creates an intriguing, kept me on the edge of my seat story. The characters were complex, and all had their individual issues, that added to the story. Brian and Lara were perfect for each other. I'm anticipating the next installment in this continuing story. This is a must read.

Reviewed by Gloria Gehres
Rated 4 1/2

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