"A good addition to this series"
Still grieving her mother's death and needing to
reinvent herself, Professor Gillian Adams relocates from
Vancouver to London to move in with her long time, long
distance lover police officer Edward Gisborne. Though when
she decided to cross the ocean, Gillian thought she made
the right decision, but now Monday quarterbacking herself
she feels lost, overwhelmed, and displaced.
Gillian visits old friend, Charlotte Bening, who is not
remotely the same person. The former producer has become a
drunken recluse who never leaves her house nor even opens a
blind as she has given up on life. Charlotte's daughter
Olivia is an actress who has begun to make it into the
screen magazines. Her choice in boyfriends is poor, but
those troubles are nothing compared to what happens next as
an unknown assailant kills Charlotte while Olivia complains
about a stalker. Gillian tries to keep her best friend's
daughter safe, but that places her in danger too.
Though an amateur sleuth-police procedural, HOT PURSUIT
is more than that as readers gain an insider look at a life
into people who have a yen for self destruction. The story
line is fascinating, but surprisingly Gillian serves more
as a secondary player than the star she has been in the
previous novels. This works to not only freshen up the
series, but enable the audience to see Gillian through the
eyes of the novel's top gun, Olivia. Fans of mystery tales
constructed on two strong pillars of a powerful who-done-it
and even more potent characterizations will want to read
Nora Kelly's latest tale that provides all that and more.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 15, 2002