Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest by Zahra Owens from Dreamspinner PressWhen a material witness changes her story during a court interrogation, allowing the man who assaulted her little boy to go free, Senior Crown Prosecutor Finn DeHavilland’s legendary self-control goes out the window. His subsequent suspension from appearing in court leaves Finn with time on his hands. Desperate to continue working, and after regularly attending his mandatory psychiatric sessions, he accepts a delicate case involving a fraudulent Scotland Yard police detective.

Excited to be assigned to the case, DS Tommy Drummond, who has had a soft spot for Finn since Finn defended him during an internal investigation, and his partner, Stevie Fielding, begin uncovering evidence. A series of seemingly random occurrences muddle their investigation. Believing they’re on the right path, the team pushes forward, until Tommy’s apartment goes up in flames. Offering Tommy a guest room in his home turns up the heat on the growing feelings between Finn and Tommy. But Finn’s baggage may be too much to deal with, and paranoia threatens to tear them apart. As the net around the corrupt detective tightens, it becomes clear he must have had help from high places, and Finn and Tommy become pawns in the game.

Novel is available at Dreamspinner Press.


From Alan at Sinfully Sexy Books: April Pick of the month!! 5 stars! read the full review here

If you’re looking for a happily-ever-after, you’ll find this book most satisfying. If you’re also looking for an extraordinarily well-written book, with scenes that seem to set themselves, evocative characters who jump off the pages, a total lack of melodrama and artifice in a surprisingly moving story, you’ll simply love “Conflict of Interest”. I know I did, and I recommend it with all my heart. This is a subtle, beautifully-written and exciting story that introduced me to a remarkably talented author whom I hope to read for many years to come.

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