cover image Her Every Move

Her Every Move

Kelly Irvin. Thomas Nelson, $16.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-7852-3190-5

In this gripping suspense novel from Irvin (Closer than She Knows), librarian Jackie Santoro, the adult collections coordinator for the Central Library in San Antonio, Tex., has organized a reception for city officials and VIP donors who are attending a controversial “debate between a climate-change activist and author and an its all-a-hoax proponent.” As the crowd is moving into the auditorium, a bomb goes off, killing five people, including Councilman Diego Sandoval. Within minutes, teams from the ATF, the FBI, and the San Antonio PD are on the scene. They soon focus on Jackie’s friend Meher Faheem, largely because she’s a hijab-wearing Muslim. Jackie is also under suspicion, due to the anger she has expressed toward Sandoval, whom she blamed in part for her father’s suicide. Proving her innocence brings her into conflict with SAPD homicide detective Avery Witt. Jackie and Avery must learn to trust each other as they get on the trail of a serial killer. Loving descriptions of San Antonio’s attractions enhance the well-paced plot. Irvin consistently entertains. Agent: Julie Gwinn, Seymour Agency. (Feb.)