Seattle detective Michelle Harris has no filter, and it has gotten her into trouble more times than she can count. She offends everyone, frequently, and has lost all of her partner detectives, except one, Thomas Griffin. She is attracted to him, but still can’t manage to keep her big mouth shut.
Now, she and Griffin are partnered on a task force to find a serial killer terrorizing the entire state of Washington. A serial killer who’s been targeting women that look just like Harris.
There are characters in stories that we connect with and adore. Michelle in Red Salvia is just that kind of character. She is a detective who is not afraid to say what is on her mind. She doesn’t care what others think of her and has lost many partners because of her attitude. She isn’t beautiful (in the conventional way) and refuses to change who she is for anyone. She’s, also, good at her job and knows it.
Michelle is tasked with finding a serial killer with her new partner, Thomas. Both of them have the hots for each other, but neither one will act upon those feelings. The killer just so happens to kill women who look at a lot like Michelle. She uses her “special gift” to solve the crimes and find the killer responsible for the killings.
Red Salvia is full of suspense, intrigue, mystery, and kept me wanting to read more. I really liked the character of Michelle and all of her qualities. She is strong, no nonsense, independent, and not afraid to be who she is no matter what others think. If only we could all be like that! The ending did leave me a little confused, but I enjoyed this book, overall.