The Given: Celestial Blues 3 by Vicki Pettersson
After learning his wife survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw is determined to find Evelyn Shaw, no matter the cost. Yet his obsession comes at a price. Grif has had to give up his burgeoning love for reporter Katherine "Kit" Craig, the woman who made life worth living again, and dedicate himself to finding one he no longer knows.
Yet when Grif is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm who'd rather see him dead than unearth the well-buried secrets of his past. If he's to survive his second go-round on the Surface, Grif will have to convince Kit to reunite with him professionally, and help uncover decades of police corruption, risking both their lives...and testing the limits to what one angel is really willing to give for love.
Review by Brittany:
Love this cover! This entire series has beautiful covers, which is one of the reasons I was first attracted to the trilogy.
This installment rounds out this trilogy. In this one, Grif finally finds out what happened to him and solves the mysteries surrounding his past. This book does follow up on the twist at the end of the second one regarding Evie.
I was a bit disappointed by how this book made Evie into a villain. The events surrounding Grif's death were not as he thought they were, and this made Evie a bit of a bad guy. Grif's memories of her up to this point led me to believe she was wonderful and almost perfect, but the reality was different. Although I can appreciate that the author used this technique because isn't this true to life?
This book did have a bit of twist ending, part of which surprised me and part of which didn't. The ending does wrap up the mystery of Grif's death and leaves the reader with a satisfactory ending for Kit and Grif's relationship.
Overall, this book does a nice job of finishing the trilogy. While it isn't my favorite in the trilogy, I do recommend it to those who are already invested in these books.
Funny how the dearest memories could evoke the exact opposite reaction in people.
"...men are tough, but women have a ruthlessness to them that I don't think I'll ever understand."
"His whole life. Like a trench coat laid across a water puddle, he just put it out there for her to walk on."