Seeing Red, by Sandra Brown
Small Town Secrets
A small Texas town may hold the answers to a crime committed decades before. In a community where most everyone know each other that is sometimes. Yet sometimes that means secrets are more important to keep.
Lives intertwine there with lifetime friends as well as enemies.
Major Trapper became a national hero back then when he was photographed carrying a young girl out the Pegasus Hotel after it is bombed. The person or persons responsible for the attack were never found.
The Major’s son, John Trapper, was an ATF officer until his suspicions about the bombing got him thrown out. As a result, father and son are estranged, and Trapper is left on his own, still determined to find answers about that day so long ago.
Kerra Bailey is a striving television journalist who is determined to interview the Major and shock the world with her own private revelation.
Her arrival starts a dangerous spree that could cost all three of them their lives.
A conspiracy runs deep into their community, one that controls so many you can’t be sure who to trust. With so much history there, school friends, long time family friends, it should feel comfortable to be home, but Trapper’s focus remains on the Pegasus bombing.
Throughout it all, Kerra and John Trapper find themselves drawn to each other, but the facts may destroy any chance of a relationship. Of course, the killers might accomplish that first.
I listened to the well done Audio book, narrated by Victor Slezak. He is a terrific narrator, though at first it was hard to accept his accented voice for Trapper. After a few chapters though, it didn’t matter. You can listen to a sample right here.
It’s a long book, yet kept me plugged in to listen. The story had plenty of questionable characters, lots that make excellent suspects. It is a solid, complex mystery that will keep you puzzling on who is out to stop Kerra and John. The romance adds to the story even while you wonder if the two can overcome their pasts.
All in all, a very entertaining read/listen. it is recommended.