Darkness is the third installment of the Common Law series featuring intrepid cop, Jericho Crewe, back in his small hometown of Montana where nothing is easy whether it is his cases or his relationships.
The Common Law series really must be read in order as it flows one book into the next.
Jericho is coming to realize that his life has gone a new direction that won’t allow him to just cut ties again and head back to his homicide work in LA. For now, he’s under sheriff work of helping his friend Kay, the county sheriff root out corruption and work local crime while still figuring out his dad’s murder keeps him busy if not fulfilled. There is also that niggling itch of attraction and need between him and the enigmatic Wade Granger who works the other side of the law.
Jericho is almost relieved to be given a homicide case involving the death of a prostitute until his cut and dry case gets troubling real fast. And is it bad of him to be glad that for once, Wade seems to have nothing to do with it? But others are involved and Jericho is faced with a tough dilemma that makes him question what he believes about his work as an officer of the law and justice.
In the meantime, he also looks hard at what he knows has always been there between him and Wade. He wants Wade, but how can it be possible when they stand on two sides of the law? For the present, he’ll take what he can get even if it puts his career in jeopardy.
Yes, things are heating up between Jericho and Wade even as Jericho must face some tough truths and a difficult moral dilemma from his murder investigation. Each installment has me more enamored with Jericho than ever. I enjoy the mysteries with each book, but it is being along with Jericho as he faces trouble at work, his mixed up relations, and his even more complicated relationship with childhood friend and lover.
The overall series arc moves forward with certain reveals and threads tied up, but it is obvious that things are coming to a head. I can’t wait to see what happens in the final book.
Those who appreciate a slow-build plot and romance in an m/m romantic suspense should definitely take a look at this series.
My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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