Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile—where the brass put her after an officer-involved shooting—and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth, Londy Atkins, is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she's eager for some action. Carly presses Londy for a confession but he swears his innocence, and despite her better judgment, Carly is inclined to believe him. Yet homicide is convinced of his guilt and is determined to convict him.
Carly's ex-husband and fellow police officer, Nick, appears to be on her side. He's determined to show Carly that he's a changed man and win her back, but she isn't convinced he won't betray her again.
As the investigation progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain whom she can trust. But when danger mounts, she begins to wonder if she made the right choice.
Wow, what a fantastic story. This book hooked me from the beginning and didn't let go till the very end. I loved all the twists and turns and not being able to guess what happens in the end. This is not always the case with suspense books. One of the things I like about the book the most that it is written by a lady who use to be a real cop and can really tell she writes from experience not just research. I think that fact alone makes the book even more enjoyable. Janice Cantore really writes a winner with this book!
Accused by Janice Cantore is book 1 in her Pacific Coast Justice series with book 2 coming out in August, Abducted. I know I can't wait to read the next two books in this series and would highly recommend the book to anyone that loves a good mystery/cop drama.