Author: Nora Roth
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 59 Pages
At a Glance: A well written, exciting and tension filled mystery.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: When cynical forty-three-year-old police officer Evan Andrews finds his home broken into, he quickly learns there’s more to Beau Toliver than meets the eye. Injured and afraid, Beau mistrusts Evan and the police every bit as much as Evan mistrusts Beau. As affection slowly grows between them, Evan discovers the real threat might come from the colleagues he’s considered friends for over two decades. When the truth comes out, Evan races to save Beau’s life at the risk of his own. His actions could mean the end of his career, but he might finally realize there are more important things in life.
Review: Aiding and Abetting is a really well written, exciting and tension filled mystery from Nora Roth. I would definitely have liked a longer version, but it was still good. Evan and Beau develop into really great characters. Love conquers all, no matter what age you are!
Evan Andrews is a forty-three year old police officer, living in the solitude of the woods and nature, away from the city. He arrives home one night to find Beau Toliver in his home, bleeding from a severe stab wound. Evan knows of Beau, as he has seen him being hauled into the police station by Mike Holt, on charges that just don’t add up.
Beau Toliver stood before Evan, scared and bleeding from his arm. Someone meant to do serious harm to Beau, but why? With Beau’s refusal to go to the ER, Evan takes on the task of sewing him up. Evan wants answers: “Why didn’t you go to the police?” is one of them. Beau tells Evan he doesn’t trust the police, he only trust Evan because he didn’t treat him the way the others did, but he still refuses to tell Evan why he doesn’t trust the police.
Evan is caught in a dilemma. Beau is only twenty-two and has been in trouble before, so he’s not sure if Beau can be trusted. But, he decides to try and earn Beau’s trust and learn the secret that he’s keeping. As they start to cohabitate with each other, Beau has an interest in Evan, and Evan tries to fight his interest in Beau, but he fails.
There’s humor as well in this suspenseful tale, and we find out how to not eat a muffin. I loved all the baking they do!
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