Review

Love In All the Wrong Places

by Frank Devlin



She's beautiful, she's sexy and she's deadly. Helen Rainey has
serious problems finding love. From the time she cradled her mother
in her arms as the life drained out of her, to dealing with her
father as a widower, Helen craves a love real enough to take away
the pains of her losses. By now, her boyfriend Jimmy no longer
fills her needs. So she is on the hunt, cruising bars and singles
hangouts in search of a certain kind of man. Her good looks draw
guys to her, but her sharp wit weeds out the ones who can't take
it. With an acerbic humor, Helen is bitterly honest. And she is
tenacious. Unfortunately, so many men she meets disappoint her. And
disappointing Helen can be a fatal mistake. Upsetting Jimmy can be
seriously unhealthy too. But for a psycho woman searching for the
perfect guy, what better fishing ground than San Francisco?

SFPD Inspector Rose Burke is called to a gruesome death scene. Some
of her police cohorts are voting it a suicide, but too much
evidence points to homicide. Inspector Burke has an uneasy feeling
about this one, but with the workload bordering on insanity, the
investigation takes a back seat to more pressing --- meaning more
politically urgent --- crimes. That is, until more bodies start
showing up.

Rose has her own problems at home. Her husband Seamus seems to have
lost his passion for her. She desperately wants some time alone
with him, but between her job and his, they simply keep growing
further apart. It seems almost natural, then, for her to turn to
her unattached partner, Joshua. But it may be her dead partner who
really comes between Rose and her husband.

Both Helen and Rose appear to be questioning their current
relationships. Despite being on opposite sides of the law, there is
an undeniable parallel to the two women's lives, a certain
something that leads Rose to suspect Helen. And Rose is as
tenacious as Helen.

Frank Devlin gives us a suspense novel with instant gratification:
great characters, quick action, and a plot that speeds the reader
to the end. Full of irreverent cop humor, LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG
PLACES pulls no punches and tells it like it is.

Reviewed by Kate Ayers on January 7, 2011

Love In All the Wrong Places
by Frank Devlin

  • Publication Date: August 19, 2004
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0399152237
  • ISBN-13: 9780399152238