Jumping at Shadows by R. G. Green

Title: Jumping At Shadows

Author: R.G. Green

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (200pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (21st November 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Detective Eric Geller just saw his case against crime boss Victor Kroger thrown out of court. Convinced there’s more to the dismissal than contaminated evidence, Eric shifts from investigating Victor to investigating the judge, determined to bring Victor to justice. But when a package of photographs appears on his doorstep, it sets into motion a series of events that begins to threaten his personal life as well as his professional career.

T.J. Briscoe has been married to Eric for seven years, and he knows the stress of the job can lead to jumping at shadows.  While initially supportive of Eric’s decision to pursue Victor, T.J. nevertheless grows wary as Eric’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic. He may have married Eric with the intention of forever, but if Eric crosses the line between caution and paranoia, their relationship may be the first casualty.

Purchase Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2631&osCsid=360rluc6sv2j41ire7vanfh1b2

Review: Well, I have done a search on this author as I was sure that she must have other books published but I wasn’t able to find anything… so could this be her first published work??? If it is then my hat is off to her because it is brilliant.

Eric has just watched the case he worked on for a year get thrown out of court and he’s not taking it well, with his Captain’s approval he starts to investigate the judge who dismissed the case and a series of events start him to suspect everyone around him. T.J. supports Eric and tries to believe in him as his behavior becomes erratic but it becomes harder to believe as time goes on.

This is a well written story that has good characters, a great story-line and plot with plenty of hot sex thrown in. This book is really, really well written because it pulls you in and makes you believe that, yes, Eric is right.  There is something behind what he thinks.  You can see all the connections that lead him to believe what he does and the doubts that he has. With T.J., you do think that he takes everything too calmly and that he should be a little bit worried about what is going on but his belief in his husband is that strong that he just doesn’t believe that he has anything to worry about.

These two characters are so perfect for each other that it is amazing that they don’t combust when they come together.  They are a well-established couple of eight years who still love each other to death and the spark is still there. This story is also very much a psychological thriller as Eric starts to jump at shadows. The way T.J. is written is really good as you begin to believe that he is deliberately trying to make Eric look paranoid.  When if he had been wrote differently, then you would have believed that Eric was being paranoid, brilliantly done R.G.

I will have to recommend this to everyone as I really do think that this story is too good to miss.