A Critical Tangent is a romantic suspense story and book one of the Moonlight and Murder series.
Keiki witnesses the brutal murder of her student friend via a camera on a drone―but the two-way communication gave the killer a full view of Keiki and now he’s coming after her.
When a second student goes missing and a third is attacked, Detective Garrett and his partner Coyote’s usual quiet life begins to get complicated. The killer’s evidence all leads to Keiki, except Garrett believes that she is a victim and he attempts to protect her. However, Keiki finds it hard to trust the police; instead, she plans her own investigation.
I really liked the camaraderie and dialogue between Garrett and Coyote and it complimented their mix of modern and traditional policing methods. I also thought that the tension and atmosphere which built-up between Garret and Keiki suited this genre well. In other areas, there was plenty of action during the murder investigation which kept me entertained, and I thought the ending had a very enticing hook ready for the next book in the series.
Overall, a solid start to a new series.
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Enter a world where ignorance and darkness mask chaos and deceit.
Keiki’s focus on designing drones shatters one morning when her prototype records the murder of her friend. Captured video detailed the masked killer’s promise to find his witness and finish the job.
Experience has given her good reason to not trust cops, especially when they come knocking on her door. Their suspicions narrow when her roommate disappears without a trace.
Conflicting evidence at a brutal crime scene leaves gossamer threads weaving a complicated web of lies and deceit. Every lead Detective Garnett finds steers the investigation to a deeper, darker network entangling Keiki in a labyrinth of cunning subterfuge.
Garnett is torn between following the letter of the law and protecting the witness determined to clear her name. Can he earn Keiki’s trust in time to save her life, or will a psychotic killer destroy the woman who has demolished his emotional barriers?