I liked this Shayne book, even though the suspense part wasn't fully explained at the end. It's romance-focused & I liked the honesty heroine & Hero approached their r/s. The suspense part was predictable but still intriguing to read. It wasn't gory at all. The murder was described generally & evoked sadness than disgust or terror. Sexual chemistry was ok. Heroine's practical & blunt approach to things including how she talks prevented much of the sexual build-up. She said it like it was & Hero either took what she was offering or not. Sex scenes were sexy but not very detailed & there were only a few scenes. I liked both main characters b/c of their strength, maturity, & goodness. I liked that Hero wasn't pining after his deceased wife yet showed grief & betrayal over what she did. Heroine's no-nonsense approach coupled with her hidden soft side was appealing.