Book Review: Dead Ringer by Susan Sleeman

My Rating: 5 stars!!

‘He couldn’t fail another person.  Just couldn’t.’

I am a total forever fan of Susan Sleeman’s.  All in.  She knows how to do inspirational romantic suspense and do it very well indeed.  She never, ever disappoints.  This is the start to a new series and I was so excited to start it!

We met Emory Steele in her last book in the Cold Harbor series which featured the Blackwell Tactical Team.  We see some of those members again in this book briefly and it was fun to see them again. 

We also met Sheriff Blake Jenkins in several of the Cold Harbor books.  I was hoping that he would get a book some day and I was just thrilled to see him as one of the main protagonists here.

Emory Steele is head of the Veritas Lab, a super specialized crime unit, having more resources and quicker results many times than law enforcement agencies.  A local woman goes missing and when Blake delivers her DNA to Emory’s lab, he is dumbfounded to see the same woman standing before him.  She is a dead ringer for the missing woman.  Emory is not so sure, but agrees to run the test.  She then realizes she has a twin sister she knows nothing about. Emory is adopted so what is going on here?  Blake determines to keep Emory safe and find her twin, but things heat up quickly and both are in soon in danger.  Blake finds himself having feelings for Emory, but she was the victim of a brutal attack six months earlier and has no use for any man.  But does God have other plans for these two?

Susan Sleeman is in fine form here for sure!  She researches everything and absolutely fascinates this reader with her find tuning of police procedure and the latest in crime scene investigations.  It’s like watching an episode of Criminal Minds!  Seriously.  She builds suspense until we can’t wait to see what happens and must force ourselves not to skip to the ending.  I loved every  moment.  Highly recommended.

*My thanks to the author for providing a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

Publication Date:  April 19, 2019

Publisher:  Edge of Your Seat  Books, Inc.