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Fish Out of Water Book 2
Amy Lane
M/M Mystery Thriller
Dreamspinner Press
August 4, 2017
352

Review by Gloria Lakritz

Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

I must confess, if Amy Lane wrote our Florida Phone Book I would probably love it and give it 5 Stars. The passion in her words of love and family somehow come through like no other author I know. This series is a new arena for this author, but Miss Amy always jumps in with both feet and does her trade well….cause she can write anything and write it well!

The series began Book #1 Fish out of Water with our meeting Jackson Rivers an ex police officer, now PI and  the Golden Boy Ellery Cramer and Defense Attorney. Brought together to work to save Jacksons brother from a murder rap, we now have them in book #2 Fish Out of Water going after the triggerman that got away in the first book. It is just two months after Jackson was shot saving Ellery’s life that they start the search for this man.  One quick note, it is a good idea to read the first book for continuity.

The body count is mounting and for the love of sanity the police are sitting on this one, while our two investigators are getting deeper and deeper into the mind of what they think is a serial killer. The relationship between these two is steamy, with Rivers a broken hulk with his feelings of self worth a zero, and the clear thought that Ellery will walk away anyway. Who would want him? Ellery is a Jewish lawyer with a Jewish mother and I love how Taylor is  nicknamed by Jackson, Lucy Satan. Taylor again breezes in “like a good mother should” when eeded and Jackson is slowly learning he has family and people that know he is worthy.

The story is fast paced, glaring in its harshness showing the bad side of life. Yet the repartee between Jackson and Ellery is sweet Amy Lane at her best.