I was looking for a break from historical fiction so I picked up Cut and Run by Allison Brennan.
When I got the book, I wasn’t aware that this was part of a series. Although the book can stand alone, I kept thinking, “darn, I wish I had read the first book first”. UGH. I plugged along with the book and as I said, it is fine as a stand along but all of me really wanted to read them in order.
I thought I would set this aside and then read the first book and come back to this one. So I went online to try to find the first book. Imagine my surprise when I found out this was book #16 of the series and that book #17 was already out. Oh my.
The awesome news is that many are available with my online library services so, I’m going to add this to my list of possible series to start as I liked this book, even though it was #16.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
“FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is dead-set on solving a cold case―even if the original investigators stonewall her every step of the way. A violent storm has uncovered the remains of a family that authorities assumed fled the country years ago to avoid prosecution. But the body of the youngest Albright son never turned up. If the child is dead, why wasn’t his body found with his parents? If he’s alive, where has he been…and what does he know? Now Lucy and her partner Nate must reconstruct an old crime to find a missing child in the present day.
Meanwhile, investigative reporter Maxine Revere is called to San Antonio. A confessed killer of a young woman named Victoria has recanted his statement, which opens the door to a whole new world of secrets and betrayal. Max hires Sean Rogan, Lucy’s husband and a seasoned PI, to help. The discovery that Victoria might be connected to the Albright family leads Max, Sean, and Lucy to the darkest corridors of corporate crime. But how can they untangle this complex web to find justice for the victims…and the killer in their midst?”
Amazon readers gave the book 4.7 stars. I guess I didn’t think that high. 4.3 maybe. I still think part of my problem was just feeling like I missed out being this was book #16 of the series.
If you are interested, you can find the book HERE on Amazon. If you’re like me and would rather start on book #1, you can find the first book, Love Me to Death, HERE. I noticed the Kindle version is only 99 cents. Hmm.