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Marie Force’s Fatal series is by far one of my favorites. Sam Holland is such an amazing woman that’s survived so much. It’s always a joy to read about her, Nick, and her latest case. It was definitely just what I needed to get out of my most recent book slump.
Fatal Identity dropped quite the baffling case right into Lieutenant Sam Holland’s hands the minute she was issued her suspension. Was the revered FBI Director’s son kidnapped from a family as a child? This case along with a grieving squad leaving the team short-handed, a sick husband/vice-president and son, and the threat of an assault charge made Fatal Identity quite the ride.
While the case dealing with the FBI Director’s son was intriguing, it definitely wasn’t my favorite case in the Fatal series. I didn’t quite guess the circumstances surrounding the case, but I did guess who was involved. It truly wasn’t that difficult for me to deduce. Plus truly, I felt like this installment of the Fatal series and the direction of the Fatal series overall has gotten more and more into the relationships of the story, making Fatal Identity more of a romance than a romantic suspense sort of story.
I think the direction Fatal Identity took was fantastic. I enjoy reading about all of the relationships between Sam and her family, Sam and her husband, as well as the relationships of her fellow officers. It’s kept the stories fresh instead of feeling repetitive like many long-running series can get. However, I still look for that mystery and suspense when I read her books, and the case in Fatal Identity was a tad bit too predictable.
Overall, I truly enjoyed Fatal Identity by Marie Force. I’d probably recommend the Fatal series to anyone that loves mystery, romance, and a strong, independent female protagonist. I know this series is already at book ten, but I definitely want more.