Published by Minotaur BooksSeries: Lucy Kincaid #16
Date Published: 31 March, 2020
Format: eBook ARC
Source: NetGalley, Minotaur Books
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Three years ago, authorities assumed that the Albright family fled the country to avoid prosecution for embezzlement. But when their remains are discovered after a recent storm, the FBI is called in to investigate — and find the youngest child, whose body wasn't found with the others. If the child is dead, why wasn't his body found with his family? If he's alive, where has he been for the last three years? As FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid and her partner Nate investigate the cold case, they receive surprisingly little help from the original investigators. With minimal forensic evidence and no witnesses, Lucy and Nate don't know if they'll be able to find justice for these tragic murders, but with one small clue — the timeline of the victims' last day — they recreate what might have happened to the family.
While Lucy is deep in her investigation, investigative reporter Maxine Revere arrives in San Antonio because of another case. The confessed killer of a family friend has recanted his statement, and now the family simply wants her to find the truth about what happened to Victoria — Max's specialty. She hires Sean Rogan, a PI and Lucy's husband, to assist her. When Max learns that Victoria knew Lucy's victims, she connects a series of dots that lead to a deadly conspiracy. Lucy, Max, and Sean must work together again if they are to find justice for these two families — and finally uncover the truth about what happened. As they dig deep into the world of corporate embezzlement, high-stakes gambling, and multi-million-dollar land investments, they realize that more than one person has secrets dark enough to kill for ... and that one of them is the next target.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/NetGalley, Minotaur Books and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.
As a thriller lover, I look for books that will absolutely pull me into the heart of the story, take me on a rollercoaster ride, and throw me down in unexpected places. Books that will leave me turning the pages, long into the night, trying to piece the puzzle together. This one, however, didn’t hold up to that.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the characters are chiseled nicely, but there was something lacking with the plot line. It maybe because I came into the series at book 16, or it could be that I just didn’t set well with this one, but it was definitely not my favorite.
With that said, I will tell you to give this a try. The writing style is good, and the characters are likable. What I find lacking, you may find absolutely captivating. And, despite this being a 2.5 star read for me now, I will go back later, after I’ve read all the books in the series, and give this another try.