Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Right Behind You
by Lisa Gardner

Publisher: Dutton
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  To start, this is the 7th in a series and I started this series with this book, so I don't know the history of Quincy and Rainie, but as far as I know, this was a fine way to start.  I was clueless about their history throughout the read, but I did know I was jumping into this series midway and as most detective thriller series you can jump in and out because the who dun it is self contained, but the reader could miss some backstory of the detectives that won't affect the who dun it but affects the story.

Ok, after saying all that.  Specifically about this book.  I loved it.  This may sound weird and creepy but I love a detective mystery thriller when you get to see through the eyes of the killer from the beginning and hear his side of the story, not to sympathize just to learn the view point.  

I thought this story seemed unique.  With siblings separated and both in the foster care system and how a tragedy can affect siblings completely differently and one may go one way and the other could go another way.  

I definitely fell in love with Quincy and Rainie and may be spoiled with starting at book 7, but I am still intrigued to start at book one and recap their stories and see how they twist and turn.  Has anyone read a previous book from this series do you like Quincy and Rainie?

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 3 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Dutton.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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