The Suspect by Nichole Severn

Posted July 18, 2021 by Marsha in 2021 New Release Challenge, 2021 Reading Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned, Series, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

 

The police think she’s a criminal…

He knows she’s a target.

Remington Barton’s failure to capture a serial murderer ruined her career as a small-town sheriff.

Now she’s a US marshal—and the prime suspect in a homicide that matches the New Castle Killer’s MO.

Her ex, Deputy Marshal Dylan Cove, never stopped hunting for the monster who eluded Remi.

Will they be able to prove her innocence, or will they become a predator’s next victims?

Titles in the Marshal Law series include – The Fugitive – The Witness – The Prosecutor –The Suspect –

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  The Suspect
Series:  Marshal Law #4
Author:  Nichole Severn
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Publication Date:  March 30, 2021
Rating:  4.5 stars

Throughout the Marshal Law series, there have been little hints, small glimpses at Remi and Dylan that told the reader that these two knew each other differently than the rest of the team – and in The Suspect, we’ll finally discover what that connection is, and it is heart-wrenching and intense.  Theirs is a love story derailed by circumstances far beyond their control, of a vile villain who will continue to disrupt their lives while continuing on their murder spree.  The past is about to catch up with Remi and Dylan and survival to love again is their only acceptable option.

I’ve enjoyed the slow, book-by-book build-up to this couple’s story.  Their personal relationship was always barely there but noted, I had always suspected there was more to Remi and Dylan than we were being told and that anticipation to understand what they meant to each other built for me through all the other stories.  Remi has always been shown as fair but by the book boss of the other members of her team.  And this time around we will encounter all those familiar faces of her team once again as the tensions build to not only prove Dylan and Remi innocent but to finally bring a killer to justice.

I find that I don’t want to say much about the plot, what happens in The Suspect because I feel this story is the accumulation of events leading up to this couple’s story.  It puts all the secondary players in place and leads to a seat gripping, roller coaster of a ride to the conclusion of the Marshal Law series.  Remi and Dylan made mistakes in their former case and in this one, yet those mistakes were believable, were understandable, and made for a more realistic situation making them far more human than civilians often think of those who serve and protect the rest of us.

I have to love a character who goes far above and beyond in protecting loved ones, and Dylan did exactly that.  Oh, he misstepped along the way and paid for that but his devotion to Remi is obvious.  Watching this couple fight the enemy as well as themselves in so many ways made The Suspect an amazing wrap-up for the Marshal Law series.  I was on edge throughout – that’s when I know a story has me completely engaged when finding out what happens next becomes more important than anything going on in “real life”.  That intensity can be yours, just pick up the series and indulge yourself.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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