A car crashes in front of rookie PI Paige Holden’s home. And suddenly, she finds one of her pro bono clients dying in her arms—from a gunshot wound. With her last breath, the woman whispers cryptic words into her ear and hands her a blood-smeared flash drive.
Five years ago, State’s Attorney Grayson Smith put a murderer behind bars. But when Paige Holden shares the flash drive with him, its contents cast doubts on the conviction—and lead him and Paige into a world of blackmail, dark secrets, and a decades-long string of murders. An investigation they’ll survive only by trusting each other—and the truth.
I really enjoy reading Karen Rose's books. Even when I don't love something about them, like in the previous book, I always find myself entertained and I await each of them eagerly.
No One Left to Tell is set in Baltimore, just like the previous book. The characters we met in the previous book are back as secondary character and the center stage in this story is now State's Attorney Grayson Smith, which had a small appearance in the last book and Paige Holden which we know from Silent Scream. I remember that I really enjoyed the girl’s relationship in that book so I was looking forward to meet Paige again.
No One Left To Tell is an action filled, fast paced, story. Not only are there many new characters introduced as there seems to be several stories being developed. There's plenty of background info and while I think this stands alone quite nicely it is probably better if you get to it after having read Rose's other books first.
I did like Paige and Grayson. Like in the previous story I thought they feel the hots for each other a bit too soon but considering the type of action we have here there certainly isn't time to slowly develop a relationship (I do wonder if Rose is slowly developing Maynard's in the background). Even so, I did like how they deal with the feelings they have and how Paige is determined not to fall blindly into something that might hurt in the long run.
While I find the romantic element one of attractions of Rose's books I have to say that I was really curious about how she was going to connect all the dots in this story. Readers of the genre know, and expect, that that is what happens at the end but with so many seemingly loose ends in this story I was curious to see how she was going to make it work.
I did like the new secondary characters we got to meet here. She usually introduces characters in one book that became main character is another but I wish she would go ahead with Maynard’s story. Alas, I have already found out that, once again, the next book is not about him...
By now I have read all of Rose's books except the short story in the Hot Pursuit anthology. Any one read it and recommends it?
This read counts for the 2013 Romantic Suspense Reading Challenge