Fatal Exchange – Book Review

Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush. She lives the quiet–well, relatively quiet–life of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students. But she’ll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn’t know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother’s life.

Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice. Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions? And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

Fatal Exchange draws readers into a complex matrix of intertwining lives and unraveling secrets, where every answer creates more questions. Romantic suspense fans will hardly want to come up for air.

This is the second book in the Southern Crimes series by Lisa Harris. There were some things, especially at the beginning of the book that I thought would have made a lot more sense had I read the first book in the series. The majority of the book made sense but there were some details that I felt would have been more clear by reading the first book.

I felt the suspense of the book was well written. It kept me on the edge of my seat and there were even a few twists thrown in there that left me a little shocked which doesn’t happen often anymore in novels. However, I was skeptical of the romance because most of the book took place in one day and it felt unrealistic to me for them to fall for each other so fast. I felt it did redeem itself a little bit at the end of the book.


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