A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's latest novel featuring FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid finds her on the trail of a serial killer.
“BRENNAN [IS] A MASTER.”
With a background in psychology, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is good at getting into the heads of killers and victims both. Still, her latest case is leaving her stumped. A third body has turned up in San Antonio—and it bears the same unique and troubling M.O. as the first two. The killer is clearly trying to send a message. But what is it—and to whom? All roads keep leading Lucy down a dead end. . .
“CAN’T-PUT-IT-DOWN SUSPENSE.”—Fresh Fiction
The victims are all married men who led honest lives alongside their adoring wives, but have nothing else in common. When Lucy catches each widow in a lie, she realizes that things are not at all as they seem. What begins as a seemingly straightforward investigation turns into something far darker and more sinister than Lucy could have ever imagined. Can she solve this case before more lives are lost. . . including her own husband?
“IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN READING THIS TRULY EXCEPTIONAL LUCY KINCAID SERIES, THEN YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT…MIND-BLOWING.” —RT Book Reviews
Bestseller Brennan's workmanlike 15th mystery featuring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid (after 2018's Too Far Gone) teams Lucy, who has been with the bureau for less than two years, with Jerry Walker, a veteran San Antonio, Tex., sheriff's deputy, on a particularly baffling serial killer case. The murderer's most recent victim, chef Julio Garcia, was beaten before being shot in the face. The location of the gunshot wound, and the details of the beatings Garcia's hands were smashed, and he was hit in the stomach and groin match those of the two previous victims. Walker, who harbors a deep resentment toward the FBI based on a botched kidnapping case 10 years earlier, denigrates Lucy's limited experience, and is skeptical that profiling will be of any use in the investigation. Predictably, the professional relationship thaws as Lucy proves her worth, and the pair interview the dead men's survivors in an effort to find any possible motive connecting the killings. Though nothing distinguishes the leads from similar characters in other comparable whodunits, a clever twist on a classic golden-age plot device more than compensates.
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The book was excellent, just as I would expect from this author, but I can’t give it 5 stars b/c of the editing. There were many blank pages, pages would be repeated several times, & the pages constantly shifted, it became quite annoying after a while. So although the book was great I really wish they’d done better with the editing as it got old quick!