Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.
Toronto native David Lloyd’s assault by fellow officers because he is gay was brutal, but he couldn’t prove in a court of law that it was them since he never saw their faces. The far reaching effects of his injuries resulted in his being unable to keep his job. The department gave him a settlement and a pension and turned a blind eye to criminals in their midst. So David opened a private investigation agency and moved on with his life. Mostly. When a woman hires him to find her daughter, the more he digs into the case, he realizes he’s not really put that incident behind him. Everything about this case bugs David and now his personal life is coming to a head, too. The question isn’t just will he find the woman, but will he and his longtime partner also survive the fallout.
This book made a solid grab for me at the beginning and kept hold until the end. The case involving missing Stella Barrowman is far from straightforward. Oh, no, it’s so much more than a troubled drug addicted woman taking off yet again. David’s investigation of her life is the center of the book, as it should be, but there is a sub-story about David and his partner Jamie that will pull your heartstrings. A great story, a twisty investigation, and wonderful characters. What more could a reader ask for?