Java Girl’s Review – Suspicious Behavior (Bad Behavior #2) by L.A. Witt & Cari Z.

L.A. Witt and Cari Z strike a perfect balance of thrilling police investigation and romance in this series. The suspense and plot twists of a murder investigation along with a helping of family drama made this a hard book to put down! ~ Java Girl, Guilty Pleasures 

Blurb:
Detective Darren Corliss is hanging by a thread. In between recovering from a near-fatal wound and returning to work at a hostile precinct, he’s struggling to help care for his ailing brother. His partner and boyfriend, Detective Andreas Ruffner, wants to help, but doesn’t know how. And with his own family crises brewing, Andreas is spread almost as thin as Darren.

For cops, though, life takes a backseat to the job. When a stack of unsolved homicides drops into their laps, Andreas and Darren think they’re unrelated cold cases. But when a connection surfaces, they find themselves on the tail of a prolific serial killer who’s about to strike again.

Except they’ve got nothing. No leads. No suspects. Just a pile of circumstantial evidence and a whole lot of hunches. Time is running out to stop the next murder—and to pull themselves back from their breaking points.


Andreas and Darren are back! I loved Suspicious Behavior even more than I did the first book in the series, Risky Behavior. Police detectives Darren Corliss and his partner and lover, Andreas Ruffner are now pariahs in the police department. They’re given a file of several unsolved murders to keep them busy and away from the other police officers. When Darren finds a link between the murders, they realize they’re actually searching for a serial killer. The twists and turns in the case, plus the frustration and high stress of the detectives made this a page-turner for me. The police procedural is the focus, but the relationship between Darren and Andreas, as well as their respective family issues, play a large part in the overall story. As a fan of mysteries and police procedurals, I loved this book and highly recommend it to all other fans of the genre. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these two!

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