Undercover in Copper Lake (Calloway Brothers - Copper Lake #12)
A past he'd rather forget, a future he secretly longs for…
DEA informant Sean Holigan never imagined he'd return to Copper Lake and revisit the ghosts of his past. But bad memories aren't the only thing waiting for him. With their mother in jail, Sean's nieces are in the care of their foster mother, Sophy Marchand. Years and miles haven't erased Sean's high school memories of the young, studious Sophy, but she certainly has grown up. Beautiful and benevolent, Sophy represents a life, and love, Sean longs for—and one of three lives he must protect. Targeted by ruthless killers, Sophy and the girls depend on Sean…almost as badly as he depends on them.
I struggled to finish this book. I did not find the flow of the text while reading it and it just fell flat for me. As the last third of the book approached, the writer found her groove and that part was so much better than the first two-thirds.
The whole situation surrounding Sean’s past wasn’t quite understandable in the beginning. If it had been more clear, I think I would had an easier time reading this book. Sean’s whole backstory was only revealed near the end. I could not quite figure out why the DEA was so interested in having him come back to his hometown to force his sister to reveal her part in a drug operation that somehow concerned Sean’s boss.
I have a hard time believing Sean wouldn’t have seen through his boss’s false familiarity. The characters were strong and I identified with them during the story but the story itself is what fell flat for me, sorry to say.
Only pick this one up if you are a true Marilyn Pappano fan.
I bought this book with my own money.