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.
6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Cut and Run”
Thanks! Always glad to get a lead on a new-to-me book series!
I tead several of the books when I was into mysteries. I read so.any I got tired of reading them. To much blood and disazter.
I started the first one but quit after a few chapters. Too much explicit details about how the sexual predator was going to rape his victim. Not something I care to read. Maybe #16 is better.
For many series, the first book is 99 cents to tempt you. Ask me how I know – LOL!!!
I’m going to check my local library for this series — a blessing of the pandemic (yes, I am one of those who looks at the positive) is the library. I don’t like to buy books, but I am a voracious reader. Thank you for the tip. If you haven’t read Dana Stabenow, look for her books set in the remote area of Alaska. The series is an old one (the beginning of the series in back in the early 90’s), but I find the way they live fascinating, the way murders are solved interesting and the main character is a female Native American. A nice blend of Native American, Alaskan and some modern forensics all rolled up in one. The way the author writes I easily imagine what’s happening in each chapter as I read it.
Thanks for the review! I went ahead and bought book 1, and it was definitely a series that is up my alley. Love your blog.