Struggling to put her life back together after almost being murdered, OR nurse Annie Collins agrees to help homicide Detective Alex Frost investigate a troubling number of patient deaths in the ICU step-down unit at her hospital. The deaths are not unexpected, but Annie and Frost wonder whether someone is helping patients die.
Assistant district attorney Angel Cisneros, Annie’s close friend and neighbor, worries about her involvement with Frost’s investigation and about her well-being after all she’s been through. His worry escalates after a person from her past contacts her. His feelings for her make dealing with the repercussions of both difficult. Will Angel go from girl-of-the-month to something serious with Annie?
Dangerous enemies are one thing Annie and Angel have in common. Angel and another ADA are the targets of tire slashing, vandalism, and harassment that may or may not be related to a trial and its verdict. Is it juvenile payback for the verdict by an unhappy friend or relative of a defendant, or is it more deadly than that?
As both Annie and Angel discover, paybacks are hell.
Be sure to listen to the first book in this series, The Mad Hatter’s Son, and stay tuned for the third in the series.
No Pity In Death
I have had the pleasure of previously reading the first book of the Annie Collins Mystery series by Helen Starbuck, The Mad Hatter’s Son. So, I was excited to have the opportunity to read the next installment, No Pity In Death. I enjoyed catching up with Annie Collins and seeing where she is at now. She is such a great character getting to know. She is so entertaining from start to finish. There is mystery and suspense that had some twists and turns that I did not see coming. And like book one, I believe it is not one that could be easily predictable as I never knew what was going to happen in the following scenes. Even though this one is part of a series, I think it can be read as a stand alone.
I was able to listen to the audio version of No Pity In Death. The narrator, Suzanne T Fortin, once again did a great job performing this tale. It was wonderful hearing their adaptation and how they were able to bring this story to life. I was captivated with this version throughout and was able to hear the whole book in one day.
No Pity In Death is getting a four and a half stars from me. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading books well written mysteries. I look forward to the next book in the Annie Collins Mystery series, The Burden of Hate. I am curious as to see where Helen Starbuck’s imagination will take her readers following this one.
I received the audio version of No Pity In Death from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.