Title: PRESUMED GUILTY
Author: Dana R. Lynn
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Genre: Romantic suspense
After four years in prison for a crime she didn't commit, Melanie Swanson's finally free. Yet starting over brings a heavy load of challenges. Nearly everyone believes she's guilty—including police lieutenant Jace Tucker. Jace's certainty cracks only when Melanie is repeatedly attacked, and when the people around her are picked off one by one. Melanie's clearly innocent—and terrified. Someone wants her dead to keep her shattered memories from recalling the crime she witnessed rather than caused. She lost her friends, her fiancé and her freedom when she was found guilty—but proving her innocence could cost Melanie her life.
PRESUMED GUILTY is the first romantic suspense I ever read where the heroine had been to jail for a crime she didn’t commit. It made the threats against her realistic as she tried to go home again—no one wanted to live in the same area as a murderer. But right away, Jace was confused by the MOD of the person threatening Melanie. Why did some attempts seem as if she was being scared away, and others make attempts at lives of those who were involved in her life or trial?
I had absolutely no idea who the “bad guy” was at all. None. I did get worn out by all the attacks against Melanie in one form or another. Quite frankly, I would’ve told a few people to forget it and walked out. And I probably would’ve been waving the white flag of surrender with some of the attacks. That is, if I even survived the first one!
If you like Love Inspired Suspense, then PRESUMED GUILTY is one you’ll want to read. It is scary, edge-of-the-seat, romantic suspense at it’s best.
4,5 stars. Available in paperback and ebook. 224 pages.