Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Review: The Missing Witness by Allison Brennan

Publisher: MIRA
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When a key witness goes missing, Quinn and Costa must find her before a killer silences her for good…

Detective Kara Quinn is back in Los Angeles to testify against a notorious human trafficker, finally moving past the case that upended her life. But when the accused is shot by a masked man in broad daylight, the chaotic scene of the crime turns up few reliable bystanders. And one witness—a whistleblower who might be the key to everything—has disappeared.

After the prosecuting DDA is stabbed to death, it’s clear that anyone who knows too much about the investigation is in danger, and tracking down the witness becomes a matter of life or death. With government corruption running rampant and someone on the inside trying to pin anything they can on Kara, she trusts nobody except FBI special agent Matt Costa and a handful of allies.

But when explosive secrets begin to surface within the LAPD and FBI, Kara questions everything she thought she knew about the case, her colleagues and the life she left behind months ago.

Now Quinn and Costa must race to find the missing witness and get to the bottom of the avalanche of conspiracies that has rocked LA to its core…before it's too late.

Kritters Thoughts:  Another story with Detective Kara Quinn at the center, but this one felt different, she is back on her home turf in Los Angeles, CA and what starts as a normal visit with her testifying in the case that made her leave the city.  But of course, nothing is normal and things go down hill very quickly with murder, shady cops and a whole lot of investigating.  

Before I go further as I said yesterday with the previous book in this series, I really suggest the reader starting at book one in this series as the character development from book to book is important and it helps to know where Kara Quinn has been before you go into this one.  

This book felt different from the others, but that was a problem for me, the only thing was the HUGE cast of characters to keep straight.  From LAPD to FBI to non police officers, this book had such a huge cast and it took a lot of concentration to keep everyone straight.  AND of course some are the culprit, so having to keep my eye on them made for some slower reading, but that was not because of the pace.  The pacing in this book was fantastic, while I may have personally slowed down so I could gather all of the evidence, Allison Brennan keeps the plot moving and from one bomb shell to another, this book kept going and going!   

I wonder if this is the last of the Kara Quinn series, I wouldn't mind more and see where she goes after this one concluded.  


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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