Book Recommendation – One Wrong Move by Dani Pettrey

Book Description:

Taunting riddles.
A deadly string of heists.
Two broken hearts trapped in a killer’s game.

Christian O’Brady was pulled into a life of crime at a young age by his con artist parents. Now making amends for his corrupt past, he has become one of the country’s foremost security experts. When a string of Southwestern art heists targets one of the galleries Christian secured, he is paired up with a gifted insurance investigator who has her own checkered past.

Andi Forester was a brilliant FBI forensic analyst until one of her colleagues destroyed her career, blaming her for mishandling evidence. She now puts those skills to work investigating insurance fraud, and this latest high-stakes case will test her gift to the limit. Drawn deep into a dangerous game with an opponent bent on revenge, Christian and Andi are in a race against the clock to catch him, but the perpetrator’s game is far from finished, and one wrong move could be the death of them both.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading One Wrong Move, and I read it quickly (despite struggling with migraine symptoms) because I was hooked into the story and didn’t want to stop reading.

Andi is an insurance investigator who has the job of investigating an art galley heist in Jeopardy Falls, New Mexico. She previously worked for the FBI as a forensic analyst of crime scene evidence. Andi lost her FBI career when she was unfairly set up to take the fall for botched DNA evidence in a crime scene investigation. Andi knows she’s innocent and didn’t make a mistake, but she can’t prove it.

Christian had a rough upbringing with parents who were neglectful and con-artist criminals. The lack of parental guidance led Christian on his own criminal path to juvenile detention where he met Jesus and started turning his life around. Christian is a security expert who designs security systems, and the Jeopardy Falls art gallery is one of the properties he secured. He knows that the thieves are either experts at cracking sophisticated security systems, or there was insider involvement in the heist.

Andi and Christian’s romance was sweet and included many obstacles to overcome as they challenged each other to deal with past emotional baggage. I loved meeting Christian’s siblings and visiting their New Mexico ranch. I appreciated how Harper, Andi’s best friend from her FBI days, was loyal to Andi and prepared to take risks in seeking justice. I recommend One Wrong Move to romantic suspense readers who like action packed suspense with high stakes mixed with a compelling romance and a relevant faith element in the story.

Many thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for the advanced reader copy.

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