Hold Still by Lisa Regan

I received a copy of this from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

While Jocelyn Rush who is a cop was in the hospital, she encountered a victim of a sadistic group of rapists. The victim knew her and wouldn’t speak to anyone else, so Jocelyn became involved in the case although this type of crime was not dealt with by her department. This book did stand out because it was well written. Maybe I’ve read too many mysteries, but it wasn’t hard to pin down who the ring leader of the crimes was. There were two characters where it was quite obvious that it was going to be one of them.

I would have liked this better, but I never got attached to Jocelyn. She was an angry bitch who occasionally abused her powers as a cop. She had her reasons for her behavior, but it didn’t always justify her actions. Part of being an adult is being able to control one’s self when necessary. The only thing that grounded her and made her likable at all was that she was a mother.

A romance popped up about halfway through, which wasn’t necessary for the story at all. There was no build up. I mean absolutely none. She walked in a room, saw a beautiful guy, and was instantly enamored. Jocelyn hadn’t known a thing about him but wanted him like she had never wanted anyone before. The relationship had too much of an insta-love feel to it.

It was a decent read but nothing too memorable.

3 stars

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