Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan
Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan is the 1st in the No Evil Series.
This is the first book I’ve read by Allison Brennan, as I had been under the impression that she wrote more “romance” than crime/mystery. I was wrong. Yes, the book has an element of romance, but it has a really good crime plot.
When college student Angie Vance’s body is found on a San Diego beach, her mouth glued shut, profanity written across her chest, and wrapped in a garbage bag, Homicide Detective Carina Kincaid is called to investigate. Her main suspect, an older ex-boyfriend of Angie’s, Steve Thomas, is anything but co-operative. When his brother, Sheriff Nick Thomas from Montana shows up to help him, Carina reluctantly finds herself requesting Nick’s assistance to solve the case. His experience with a serial killer in Montana may provide some insight into the killer’s mind. Nick, however, is still healing from that experience, and may not be as much help as Carina thinks. When Angie’s on-line journal shows a different side of her, and then another of her friends turns up dead, the hunt for a serial killer is on.
There is a good dynamic between Carina and Nick. Both are still struggling with past cases, their own vulnerabilities, and fears of failure, but they put everything aside to catch the killer. Allison Brennan created good characters, and an interesting plot. The writing was good! It’s a really fast and easy read. I’m looking forward to reading the next one.
Favorite Quote from Speak No Evil:
“It’s not a sin to accept help once in a while.”
Read: December 2016
About the Author: Allison Brennan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen thrillers and numerous short stories. She lives in Northern California with her husband, five children, and assorted pets.