The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

Cold as Ice (Lucy Kincaid, #17) by Allison Brennan (Publication day: October 27, 2020)

Title: Cold as Ice
Author: Allison Brennan 
Series: Lucy Kincaid
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 480
Date of Publication: October 27, 2020

Description: Two years ago, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid put psychopath Elise Hansen Hunt in juvenile detention for her role in an organized crime syndicate. Now eighteen, Elise has been released with a clean slate, and plans to take her revenge by making Lucy’s life hell. The plot begins with Lucy’s husband Sean Rogan, who has been arrested for a murder he most certainly did not commit.

Lucy is determined to prove Sean’s innocence, but is warned off the case by her boss. As she calls in reinforcements, she learns that Sean’s brother Kane is missing in Mexico, her partner Nate Dunning has been arrested for possession of cocaine, and her friend Brad Donnelly has been kidnapped outside DEA headquarters. Lucy realizes that Elise doesn’t have the resources or patience to execute such a devious plan. Did Elise’s father orchestrate everything from prison? Or is there someone even more calculating seeking revenge on Lucy by hurting the people she loves?

One thing is certain: if Lucy doesn’t find the answers fast, Sean will die.

My Thoughts: I have read quite a few Lucy Kincaid books and have been reading them out of order. I have been told that each book builds on the previous ones, and I have noticed that, however, I have never felt confused with each book. Now with that being said, Cold as Ice made me want to go back and read every Lucy Kincaid book in order. It's not because I was confused or anything but because I wanted to learn more about some of the past events that get mentioned in this book. For example, I am really curious to learn more about Elise Hunt as it sounds like this is not Lucy's and Sean's first run-in with her and her family.

Cold as Ice is written from multiple peoples narratives and it was done pretty seamlessly. Each person's narrative added to the story. There were also more than one case that was going on, as is a very common occurrence that I am learning in the Lucy Kincaid books. Previously, this would often times bother me as I would find it hard to see how the two cases were connected or I felt that the main case was enough for the story and that the second case really didn't belong. I didn't feel this way about the cases this time. I actually quite enjoyed them all. Each case is clear to see how it is related to the other as it is very clear that someone is trying to take out Lucy and RCK.

I felt like the story was very fast paced and draws you in within the first few pages, which I am always a huge fan of. I find it extremely difficult to want to put this book down and was always trying to find more time to read it. It is a definite read and an awesome page turner.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Purchase book: Amazon

About the Author:
 Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award winning author of three dozen thrillers and numerous short stories. She was nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by International Thriller Writers, had multiple nominations and two Daphne du Maurier Awards, and is a five-time RITA finalist for Best Romantic Suspense. Allison believes life is too short to be bored, so she had five kids and spends all her non-writing time as a sports spectator, chauffeur, and short-order cook for her munchkins. She has a dog, two cats, and three chickens. Allison and her family live in northern California.

Thank you Minotaur Books and Netgalley for the early review copy.


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