Title: In the Name of the Father
Author: Gerri Hill
The Blurb: In this sequel to Hunter’s Way, Dallas Homicide Detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy investigate the murder of a Catholic priest who is found naked and strangled. A sexual scandal threatens to erupt causing the Church to bring in its own public relations person to control what makes it into the press. Cover-ups that reach outside the confines of the Church as are soon revealed as Tori and Sam’s only suspect is found shot dead only hours after the murder. The detectives struggle to find the truth behind the priest’s death – digging for answers even as their superiors demand the case be closed. In the Name of the Father is a fast-paced police thriller, moving beyond the grandeur of the Church to the politics involved in concealing the details behind the murder of one of its own, a priest well-loved in his parish but with a secret life no one wants to admit.
My Thoughts: I read ‘Hunter’s Way’ earlier this year – it was loaned to me as I needed a book with a Lesbian character. I was so blown away with the story that I immediately bought the next two in the series. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER did not let me down at all. There was more emphasis on the murder investigation than the romance side of things – but still enough of the personal lives of the main characters to keep me happy. I know many people like their mysteries to be devoid of the investigators lives but I am very much a social bunny so enjoy that aspect as well. The characters were all very believable and the story was entertaining as well as challenging the old gray matter. The plot was very plausible and I am certain these sorts of cover-ups are happening all over the world. I had an inkling of who had done it about ¾ of the way through, and was proved right. However, what really made the story for me was the twist at the end, it was fantastic and I did NOT see that coming! It was a perfect solution!!!
Rating: A – Excellent it is a real page turner and hard to put down.
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