This was another great installment in the Quincy and Rainie series. If you've been reading this series over the years then you know that they are both ex FBI agents and they now have their own consulting business. They are settled down and are in the process of adopting a tween girl named Sharlah. Things are going really well until Sharlah's older brother becomes the suspect in a murder case. The clock ticks down as all of their lives are uprooted and Quincy and Rainie struggle to protect their new family.
I've been reading this series for years now so each time a new book comes out it's like visiting old friends. I was very excited to see this new chapter in their lives. The mystery was interesting and fast paced and I couldn't put this down.
While this is the seventh book in the series this works fine as a stand alone. The characters are all well developed and you are immediately drawn into the emotional aspect of the case. The worry for the new family is almost as much a part of the story as the murder investigation.
If you are a fan of murder suspense novels then you should give this a try. If you haven't read any of this series before I encourage you to go back and read it because it's one of the better ones in the genre in my opinion.
Lisa Gardner's next thriller following her runaway New York Times bestseller Find Her takes her wildly popular brand of suspense to new heights.
Is he a hero?
Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.
Is he a killer?
Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah’s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.
All she knows for sure: He’s back.
As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah’s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.