Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Christy Barritt: Hidden Currents

By Kelly Bridgewater

You can take the detective out of the investigation, but you can't take the investigator out of the detective.

A notorious gang puts a bounty on Detective Cady Matthews’s head after she takes down their leader, leaving her no choice but to hide until she can testify at trial. But her temporary home across the country on a remote North Carolina island isn’t as peaceful as she initially thinks.

Living under the new identity of Cassidy Livingston, she struggles to keep her investigative skills tucked away, especially after a body washes ashore. When local police bungle the murder investigation, she can’t resist stepping in. But Cassidy is supposed to be keeping a low profile. One wrong move could lead to both her discovery and her demise.

Can she bring justice to the island . . . or will the hidden currents surrounding her pull her under for good?
 My Thoughts:

Another new series by Christy Barritt, Hidden Currents is the first book in the, when finished, six book series occurring at Lantern Beach, North Carolina. Cassidy is a charming character with the ties to solve the mystery of the dead body that arrives on the beach. Using her knowledge without uncovering her real job on the main land causes a lot of poking around for Cassidy. Ty, her neighbor, is an ex-Navy Seal who rubs her the wrong way from their first encounter on the highway. Right away, the emotions between these two characters fly across the page. The romance between Cassidy and Ty runs deep through the story, allowing the tension between Cassidy and Ty to spark as they argue and fight what they actually feel. The mystery is different, and I liked following Cassidy as she hunts for clues while not actually looking for clues. This is a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours and fans of cozy mysteries should try this introduction to Barritt's new series. I can't imagine how she keeps writing so fast and writing such different heroines in the number of series she has written, but I'm glad she does.

I received a complimentary copy of Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt, but the opinions stated are all my own.

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