I'll admit I was a little worried when I read the back-cover blurb and realized Detective Donovan Caine was making another appearance. Instead of the fiasco I feared, this book was a gem to read.
Gin’s moral compass may not be standard, but her loyalty to her friends and family is strong and steadfast. It’s impossible for her to stand by and allow an innocent to be harmed by someone’s ruthless search for power and wealth, especially when that innocent is her sister’s childhood friend. So, instead of a relaxing vacation, she ends up fighting for her life again. One of the things I like about this series is that no matter how deep the danger/trouble Gin is in, Estep doesn’t resort to a power-of-the-month move. Does Gin use her Ice and Stone Elemental powers in new and unexpected ways? Does the direness of the situation force Gin to overcome mental blocks to her powers? Yes to both questions. But, she doesn’t suddenly develop a new talent out of the blue just to salvage the situation.
By the end of the book, we see just how much Gin has grown over the course of the series and I love that she’s given a chance at closure over past hurtful memories.