Jeri Wylder is a dedicated police officer doing her job, paying her way, and looking for Ms. Right, until a call at a drug house goes terribly wrong. She’s suspected of a crime she didn’t commit and is forced to do two things that go against her beliefs: see a therapist and prove a fellow officer is corrupt.
Simone Sullivan is trying to save her historical apartment complex and its occupants from redevelopment, but someone wants to see the building destroyed. When Jeri arrives on her doorstep after a vandalism incident, Simone’s life takes a turn that challenges her personally and professionally.
Simone is the woman Jerri has been waiting for her entire life. Love would be a lot simpler if the threat of arrest wasn’t hanging over her head. But when the perpetrator sets their sights on Simone, Jerri will risk everything to save her.
Jeri Wylder is an honest police officer patrolling the central business section of Greensboro, NC. All she wants is to do her job and find someone to love. Simone Sullivan is the owner of a downtown historic apartment building which the city and a land developer want to tear down and redevelop. They need her to sell and be gone. Jeri’s life gets turned upside down at a routine drug bust gone wrong. Simone is facing threats and harassment to push her into selling. These are the two parallel story lines which cross and intersect throughout the novel. Both stories are intriguing and well worth the read however the most interesting part to me is the up close and personal view of Jeri’s self destruction as she is traumatized and begins her battle with PTSD. It is frightening to see how her body and mind tries to cope with the symptoms while she refuses any help. VK Powell knows police work. She understands the machoism and sense of duty to hold the blue line which all officers hold dear. Watching the devolution of Jeri is as real and raw as only a writer of VK Powell’s stature and background could possibly create. When in Doubt is a suburb blend of mystery, romance and psychological insight.