Thursday, April 28, 2022

Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

The Wrong Victim
by Allison Brenna

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 453
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Forensic profilers know there are two types of domestic terrorists: those who use violence to instill fear for political purposes but stop at murder because it detracts from the cause, and those who crave attention and are willing to maim and murder for their own agenda.

Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel that caused a massive fish kill, the West End Charter company may itself have been the target. But as special agent Matt Costa, detective Kara Quinn and the rest of the FBI team begin their investigation, they discover that plenty of people might have wanted someone dead on that yacht. Now they must track down who is responsible and stop them before they strike again.

Kritters Thoughts:  Allison Brennan is my kind of mystery writer.  From page one, I am invested in finding out all the answers and the pacing is highway speed from beginning to end!  In the first chapter a sunset charter cruise explodes and from the passengers to the operating company, there are many people who could be positively impacted by this tragedy.  Brennan sets up a few culprits and the FBI and team spend the book trying to figure out who is involved and who is guilty.  

While I may not have figured out all the details early, I could at least rule out a few people early in the book and it didn't ruin anything for me and my reading experience.  I judge a mystery book by my ability to find out all the things and the speed at which I do and if it is too early, I have major judgie eyes!  

The third in a series, this is a mystery series where each mystery is self contained, but there is some definite character development for the characters that are in each book and I highly suggest starting at book one to get the foundational knowledge and then be able to build as you read each book.  

I am hoping for more from Allison Brennan, especially in this series and wouldn't mind more from her in general!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 34 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from HarperCollins.  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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