Thursday, May 5, 2016

Review: A Good Killing by Allison Leotta

A Good Killing
by Allison Leotta

Publisher: Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Former federal prosecutor and critically acclaimed author Allison Leotta’s spellbinding thriller follows prosecutor Anna Curtis as she heads home to Michigan to defend her sister in a case that will bring her to her knees.

Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach—a hometown hero—is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn’t there to prosecute a crime, she’s home to support her innocent sister, Jody, who has been wrongfully accused of the coach’s murder.

But maybe Jody isn’t so innocent after all? The police are convinced that Jody was having an affair with the married coach and killed him out of jealousy. As Anna investigates with the help of her childhood friend Cooper Bolden—an Afghan War veteran with a secret of his own—she slowly peels back the facade of her all-American hometown and discovers that no one is telling the truth about the coach, not even the people she thought she knew best.

When the town rallies against them, threatening not just Jody’s liberty but both sisters’ lives, Anna resolves to do everything she can to save her sister and defend the only family she has left. 

Kritters Thoughts:  A twist in this series and it happened at just the right time!  Anna Curtis is called back to her hometown in Michigan to help exonerate her sister as she is charged with the murder of a prominent hometown hero - the football coach!  Anna is determined that her sister is innocent so she switches sides of the courtroom and goes back to Michigan to defend her sister.

This book took a small hiatus from the personal drama that was building in the last three books and was more about Anna and her sister and her upbringing.  I enjoyed getting to know Anna more and without the context of a relationship and the back and forth of should she and shouldn't she date/marry him.  This one had more to do with family and history and I liked that break from the dating drama.

The case in this book was also intriguing as it had the difference of being from a small town instead of DC and how small town politics and justice are very different.  I grew up in a small town and never had a run in with the politics, but this story reminded me of how intertwined lives in a small town can be and how secrets are kept.  

The latest installment in this series will be reviewed tomorrow.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2016 Challenge:  12 out of 50

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