First, computer specialist Laney Ryan's accused of kidnapping her neighbor's daughter—and now someone's trying to kill her. The police don't believe Laney's story…except for Detective Mark James, whose instincts say Laney isn't guilty. Together, Mark and Laney must figure out who really abducted the teen and uncover why they're framing Laney. But when their search for the truth turns deadly, Mark realizes his feelings for Laney aren't strictly professional and that he'll stop at nothing to keep her safe. With a dangerous suspect swiftly closing in, can they find the missing girl and clear Laney's name…before their possible future together is fatally cut short?
My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, SHADOW OF SUSPICION is Ms. Barritt's newest romantic suspense. I admit I am not as technically savvy as most people, but wow, if what she wrote about being able to do by hacking computers is possible, it is scary, scary, scary. I didn't really feel the romance part of this story. Laney is to bent on hacking computer systems and Mark is too suspicious. I did figure out who likely was behind the girl's disappearance but how the rest of the suspense tied together evaded me, leaving me guessing. Ms. Barritt is a master at romantic suspense and mystery and this book, like all of hers, is a page-turner. I had to keep reading to see how it would all play out. There is no faith message in this book, making it more of a clean read. If you like romantic suspense, you will enjoy SHADOW OF SUSPICION.