Dead Ringer

Romance - Suspense
336 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Dead Ringer is a work of fiction penned by author Robyn Nyx in the crime, romance, and suspense subgenres, and is the second part of the Dak Farrell collection. The work is best suited to mature adult readers owing to scenes of a sexual nature. We find ourselves back with FBI agent Dak Farrell, whose wedding plans are impeded by a sudden series of murders. Dak's investigative instincts kick in, hinting at a lethal pattern that she must solve before the bodies pile up. The narrative unfolds in a heart-pounding tale of love, danger, and deception as Dak grapples with the pursuit of a cunning killer and the challenge of preserving her happily ever after amid the chaos.

Author Robyn Nyx has crafted a suspenseful narrative that blends the intensity of a murder mystery with the complexities of a romantic relationship in a smooth style that’s easy to get lost in. Dak's character is compellingly drawn with plenty of detail and emotion, delivering a strong and determined protagonist with relatable professional and personal challenges. The pacing is relentless, with each chapter escalating the stakes and deepening the mystery and a great amount of twists. I especially enjoyed the dynamic between Dak and CJ, and their evolving relationship was as captivating as the murder investigation itself. The mysterious rulebook the killer follows adds an intriguing layer to the narrative as we keep unpicking parts of it with Dak but never have the full picture, which creates a superb sense of urgency and unpredictability. The resolution is both satisfying and unexpected, concluding the story on a high but whetting the appetite for more. Overall, I would highly recommend Dead Ringer as an ideal blend of romance and suspense, offering a brilliant second installment in a thrilling romantic crime series.