REVIEW: Whisper My Name by Maureen Smith

Whisper My Name has been on my TBR list for years since I read Like No One Else back in 2010. WMN comes before LNOE, but back then I didn’t know that. WMN was re-released this weekend, so I finally pushed it up on my list.

Entomology professor Francesca ‘Frankie’ Purnell and homicide detective Sebastien Durand lock eyes across a cafe one day; there’s an immediate, undeniable spark between them. Sebastien is called away abruptly before they get to officially meet. Lucky for them both, Frankie is key in solving a serial murder case Sebastian is working.

Where WMN fell short for me was in the ending, which I felt was rushed and under-developed compared to the rest of the book. Finding out who the killer is was completely unexpected…almost too unexpected — so much so that it didn’t make any sense to me because there was no lead-in toward that direction.

Overall, WMN hit all my hot buttons — there’s a good suspense plot, with an unexpected plot twist, sexy romance, and well-drawn protagonists and supporting characters.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½

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