Exposed in Darkness
Book 1, In Darkness
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Just days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more targets, she heads to Kentucky to stop the threat.
Shortly after the political assassination, the FBI zeroes in on one person: international mogul Declan O’Roark. Though Brooke has been out of the game since her husband was murdered, her former boss thinks she is the perfect candidate to connect Declan to the crime.
Despite the FBI clearly establishing means and opportunity, Declan remains unfazed; his motives have nothing to do with murder, but with getting closer to Brooke Fairfax. And Brooke finds the case becoming even more unclear as she falls for the FBI’s number one suspect.
I loved it!!!
After the author teased us with a sneak peak, I couldn't wait to read the full story. This book had me going til the very end. It also touches on a love for shoes!!! Great read.
Exposed in Darkness
The sneak peek was a tantalizing taste of what was to come. I was impatiently waiting for the completed story and it was well worth the wait. Thoroughly enjoyed this book - you will too!!
Engaging suspense novel!
Exposed in Darkness is Heather Sunseri’s first adult suspense novel. Brooke Fairfax has been mourning the death of her husband, Teddy for the last year. Brooke quit her job as an FBI analyst and shut out everyone. Then she receives an email with a video attached from Romeo. Brooke has also not heard from Romeo in the year since Teddy passed away. Romeo is a CHS (confidential human source) that only worked with Brooke. The video shows the murder of Melissa Centers, Kentucky’s lieutenant governor. It is believed that the actual target was Kentucky’s governor, Truman Spencer. Truman happens to be Brooke’s brother-in-law. Special Agent Mike Donaldson contacts Brooke to get her to rejoin them for the case. Brooke refuses their request, but she will not let anything happen to Truman. Brooke packs and heads for Kentucky. The FBI believes that businessman, Declan O’Roark might be behind the crime, and they want Brooke to get close to him. The attraction between Declan and Brooke is instantaneous, but Brooke feels guilty about her feelings (because of Teddy). Then there is a second victim. He died after drinking bourbon from Declan’s Elkhorn Reserve Distilleries (just like Melissa Centers). Someone is trying to set up Declan and Brooke is determined find out who these heinous acts. Will Brooke be able to find the perpetrator before there are more victims?
Exposed in Darkness is well-written and it will capture your attention right away. This is not the type of book that you can skim. There are many necessary details. It does slow down the pace of the book a little bit, but I was still riveted. I found the mystery to be complex with many twists and turns. I had to pay very careful attention so I could gather the clues and figure out who was behind the crimes. At the end of the book, the reader will still be left with one question. Who is Romeo? Unfortunately, readers will have to wait for the next book to get answers (we hope). The good news is that we do not have long to wait. I give Exposed in Darkness 4.5 out of 5 stars. I did find that the romance between Declan and Brooke was predictable and a little soppy. I wish the romance portion had been as sophisticated as the rest of the novel. Otherwise, I just loved Exposed in Darkness and look forward to reading Cut in Darkness. Heather Sunseri did a masterful job with her first adult novel (she has written young adult novels prior to Exposed in Darkness).