Framed (Boston's Crimes of Passion Book 2)
Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Publish)
JOSH KINCAID, a 32 year old investigative reporter, is on the heels of a major story. Thirteen years ago, Harrison Taylor’ fate lay in the hands of his lawyer, Jack Ashcroft. In the midst of rumors and scandal Ashcroft committed suicide and Taylor’s fate was decided. Now he is a convicted killer. His grandmother has never stopped believing in his innocence. Now the woman of meager means has offered a reward for any information that will free her grandson. A reward that has taken years of toiling twelve hour days, six days a week to save. Kincaid's interest is peaked, but it isn't until an anonymous tip suggests that the convicted killer was framed that he takes on the case.
Meeting the aloof RILEY ASHCROFT has Kincaid’s heart reeling. It is an attraction he can’t resist. The resulting affair complicates his life, but he tells himself he can separate her from his story, but it’s an impossibility.
Determined that the sins of the past be revealed, Kincaid and Riley search together for answers to the questions that were silenced by Jack Ashcroft's death. But there is a killer out there that has already proven he will do whatever necessary to keep those secrets buried.
In this tale of deceit and twisted revenge, the two soon realize that no one can be trusted, not even each other…
Plot/Idea: 3 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 5 out of 10
Character/Execution: 3 out of 10
Overall: 4.00 out of 10
Riley Ashcroft, a black-sheep scion of a prominent and wealthy clan, becomes romantically involved with Josh Kincaid, an award-winning reporter investigating her family’s entanglement in murder and scandal. Characters meander with excessive backstory and exposition, the plot is overly complicated, and the ultimate villain is improbable and grandiose. Though the mystery aspects of the story strain credulity, the romantic subplot between Kincaid and Riley succeeds, and their physical interactions are well-written and effective.
Date Submitted: August 02, 2016