New Release The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White

A shallow grave exposes deadly secrets as bestselling author Loreth Anne White brings her thrilling series of romantic suspense to its shocking conclusion…
Disgraced ex-cop Angie Pallorino is determined to make a new start for herself as a private investigator. But first, she and her lover, newly promoted homicide detective James Maddocks, attempt a quiet getaway to rekindle a romance struggling in the shadows of their careers. The peace doesn’t last long when human skeletal remains are found in a nearby mossy grove.
This decades-old mystery is just what Angie needs to establish her new career—even as it thrusts her and Maddocks back into the media spotlight, once again endangering their tenuous relationship.
Then, when Angie’s inquiry into the old crime intersects with a cold case from her own policing past—one that a detective on Maddocks’s new team is working—the investigation takes a startling twist. It puts more than Angie’s last shot at redemption and a future with Maddocks at risk. The mystery of the girl in the moss could kill her.

The Girl in the Moss by Loreth Anne White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There is a saying, that “nothing is consistent but change.” This is true for Angie Pallorino and she isn’t dealing with it well. She lived her life for so long on the dark side – working sex crimes seeing the worst of the worst, then finally getting on the homicide team only to have her that dream yanked away from her. For so many years she dealt with her inner demons by having random sex with strangers and now that she is in a relationship with MVPD detective James Maddocks she is having a hard time adjusting to being in a committed intimate relationship. Her horrific early childhood has left her with PTSD, trust and intimacy issues. She is at a crossroads in her life and feeling insecure. Knowing the one thing she wants most in the world – being a police officer – is no longer an option she has to decide if becoming a PI will fill the void that was left after loosing her job.

In the previous books we mainly saw the hard side of Angie. In this book we get a look at her softer more vulnerable side but yet still mixed in with her exceptional investigative skills on ferreting out the truth.

As Angie is going through a crisis of self it’s fitting that the majority of this book is just Angie working on finding out what happened to a young woman 24 years ago when her missing body is discovered in a mossy grave. I can tell you any guesses as to what really happened you might have while reading Angie interviewing and investigating will not be right as the author throws one heck of a twisted ending you don’t see coming.

As the reader we also get to witness Angie finally finding her inner strength and esteem and this in turn helps her decide what she really wants for her future both professionally and personally in her relationship with Maddocks. Loved the final chapter of the book and cant wait to see what is next..

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