Are you looking for a page turner?
I enjoy reading a good thriller and this book fits the bill.
In Third Degree an extramarital love affair results in dire consequences when a husband holds his wife and children hostage. The book was one of those I just couldn't put down. The characters were very likable and I found myself pulling for one character and then there were some surprising twists and turns.
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Third Degree - Greg Iles
This book takes place in a small town where everyone knows everyone. You get involved with Laurel and her lover and empathize with their situation. Her husband Warren, is a well liked local doctor, but he has been acting very standoffish with Laurel and the family. Her lover, Danny, has a special needs son who is a top priority in his life and a wife who doesn't want to be bothered. Both of these situations make you pull for things to work out between Laurel and Danny.
Then comes the twist and turns in the plot. Danny's wife won't give up custody of the son. Warren and his partner are investigated for fraud. What secret is Warren holding from his wife? Why is he keeping his wife and children hostage?
This very fast paced book is full of action and intrique!
Code Black/Third Degree= Hostage situation/loss of life
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