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Dangerous Passages (South Crimes Series #1)

Title:  Dangerous Passage (Southern Crimes Series #1)
Author:  Lisa Harris
Pages:  303
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Revell
Avery has been a widow for three years and isn’t looking for a romantic relationship.  Her church, family and job take up all of her time.  She works as a homicide detective for the Atlanta Police Department.  Her newest case has many similarities to a 6-week old case she hasn’t been able to solve.  Is there a serial killer at work here?  Avery has worked with Jackson Bryant a lot recently on several cases and a mutual attraction has sparked a couple of dates.  She doesn’t know how she can fit one more person in her life, needing time from her?  This case though strikes a personal note with her as she has a 12-year-old daughter, who Avery keeps picturing as a victim of these crimes.  Can she keep her safe?
As she continues her investigation in the case, it takes a more personal turn.  She is also working on her brother’s murder in her spare time by going over his case file with a fine-tooth comb.  Avery has possibly discovered a new lead in her brother’s case.  Maybe this could be the clue to solve the case…again.  She has been riding a rollercoaster of emotions for the last three years with the deaths of her husband and brother.  That’s one thing she really likes about Jackson, his ability to bring balance and calmness to her life.  He is a Christian so they also share a common bond of faith.  He encourages her when she wonders how people can treat other people so terribly.
This was an interesting crime story and a quick read.  I enjoyed the romance between Avery and Jackson.  I also liked Avery’s strength and active faith as well as Jackson’s patience.  I liked how took care of Avery’s health and well-being too.  Jackson I found the story relevant and hope it brings to light some of the injustices and cruel treatment people are subjected to.  I look forward to the next book in the series, Fatal Exchange, which will be reviewed here soon.

My rating is 4 stars.

Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
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