Denver coffeehouse owner Addison Fox arrives at the private
investigator's office seeking to hire the sleuth to help
her find her biological parents. Instead, the drunken
detective hassles her until he realizes he has bothered the
wrong client. A few days later, her lawyer provides
Addison with the name of her biological mother, but by the
time she arrives in Ohio to meet Agnes Beckett, she learns
her mom was recently murdered.
Three weeks later, Transportation Department Aviation
Disasters Investigator Randall Talbot apologizes to Addison
for his behavior in his brother's office. When a
trespasser enters her coffee shop, Randall saves her life.
He insists this was a professional hit. Later she finds
her lawyer dead and Randall proves that her adopted parents
were murdered in what was allegedly a car accident. She
has no idea why someone wants her dead and why those close
to her are being killed. As Randall and Addison fall in
love, he carries baggage from his job that has left him on
sabbatical while she knows anyone close to her dies.
THE PERFECT VICTIM is an exciting thriller that slowly
builds the romance mostly to augment the suspense. The
action packed story line keeps readers wondering why
Addison is a death magnet for the killer. Though the
seems a bit weak for this powerful tale, readers will root
for the lead couple to overcome the impossible odds by
defeating her foe and learning who her biological father
is. Linda Castillo furbishes a strong tale that fans of
suspense will enjoy.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 15, 2002