* Review * THE DECOY by Carol Ericson

* Review * THE DECOY by Carol EricsonThe Decoy by Carol Ericson
Series: A Kyra and Jake Investigation #2
Published by Harlequin Intrigue on April 27, 2021
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She changed her name and identity to escape her violent past.

But she didn’t run far or fast enough.

Therapist Kyra Chase fights for victims and their families. But she harbors her own tragic secret: the unsolved murder of her mother. Now a new threat is terrorizing the City of Angels—a killer who mimics another killer’s MO. LAPD homicide detective Jake McAllister has to help his partner solve crimes in both the past and present before Kyra becomes the victim in a chilling vendetta of violence that’s far from over…


The saga continues! With the second book in the Kyra and Jake Investigations series Carol Ericson picks up the story where we left off in the first book with THE DECOY. The mystery is attention grabbing, and the characters are interesting. I’m not as big of fan of the slow burn will they/won’t they type of relationship being portrayed here to spread it out among four books, but they do hold my attention. I’m looking forward to more of their story.

Kyra is not only haunted by her mother’s unsolved cold case, but also from her own tainted past. She’s a solid character and draws our attention easily.

Jake is an all around good guy. There don’t seem to be many that can cross his path and not strike up a kinship with him.

I recommend this book as well as the entire series to anyone who enjoys a multi-faceted who-done-it that brings one case to a head and then shows us there’s another side yet to come into play.



  1. Do you have to read this series in order?

    • LynnB888 says

      I would recommend doing so Marina just because all four books center around the same hero and heroine, so their relationship is slowly building throughout the entire series.

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