Dark Fissures

Private Investigator Rick Cahill fears the next knock on his door will be a cop holding a warrant for his arrest. For murder. La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced Rick killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that’s piling up says murder and it all points to Rick. With Moretti on his tail and the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes a paying case that will stave off the bank, but pits him against Moretti and the La Jolla Police Department.

Brianne Colton, a beautiful country singer, is convinced her estranged husband’s suicide was really murder. Rick is unconvinced, but the mortgage has to be paid. Each new piece of evidence convinces him she’s right. He breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne even, as he begins to question her motives.

As Moretti cinches the vise tighter, with Rick unable to trust the FBI, evil forces emerge from the shadows who will do anything, including torture and murder, to stop Rick from uncovering the truth.



For a book that is over 400 pages it was a surprisingly fast-paced mystery. When I began reading I didn’t know it was part of a series because it works very well as a stand-alone with one caveat. There are details from the other books that get dropped in without context so you just have to accept them at face value.

Coyle has a good writing style and knows how to deliver a thrilling, elaborate plot line with an edge of your seat feeling that will keep you hanging there til the very end. His character development will make you sympathize with Rick Cahill as Coyle nicely balanced character with action in a synergetic relationship to get the most out of his story. The fun only continues with the rest of his diverse range of characters.

Coyle really is a talented author and belongs in the class of Baldacci, Connelly, and Childs.

 Buy on Amazon: http://a.co/iOmp0ld

Thank you to Netgalley and Oceanview Publishing for allowing me to review this book.

*synopsis and pic from amazon.com

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