What I’m Reading: If She Knew

Every time I’ve been looking on sites for books I’ve been seeing the “If…” series.  I needed a little break from some of the heavy stuff I often read about so decided to try it out.  I actually love some light crime reading…something with an investigator, something that’s a series, something I can sew away and listen to with little worry if I catch every single sentence. I thought this book, If She Knew by Blake Pierce, might do the trick.

If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1) by [Pierce, Blake]Happily I found this on Hoopla so I didn’t have to burn any Audible credits or wait for forever to get it as I do with Overdrive.

I liked the book.  Although they are listed as thrillers, I looked at it more as a cop book with a mystery of whodunit.  Kate, the main character, is my age so that was something I could relate to (not the running after or fighting a criminal…but..).  I love reading a series because after a few books the characters start to feel like a neighbor.  This is one series I’ll keep reading.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help.

Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.

As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.

But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger.

An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, IF SHE KNEW is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.”

Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars.  I’ll agree.  It was a good break from the heavier things I read.  I know I’ll be going on and reading more of the books in the series.  In writing this review I learned that this is Book 1 of 7 in the “Kate Wise Mystery” series.  I also learned that this author has other series as well…so I might have to check into that too.

Has anyone else read these?  What did you think?

By the way, at the time of the writing of this post, this book was being offered free from Amazon to those who downloaded their Ap.  You can find the book on Amazon HERE.

If you are interested in giving Audible a try, you can find it HERE.

6 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: If She Knew”

  1. I read this one as well as If she Saw, as well. I also enjoy a series and will continue with these as they are entertaining!

  2. What is an Audible Original exactly? Are they books that Amazon wants you to read or suggested authors? I’ve been thinking about getting back to audio books but don’t want to pay a lot cuz I don’t get a lot of time to just be able to listen to (scary I know) Stephen King books. Thanks again No for all that you do!

  3. Susan the Farm Quilter

    If She Knew is free right now on Kindle, as is If She Saw!! I got them both! Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Susan the Farm Quilter

    Four days and I’ve read both If She Knew and If She Saw. Enjoyed both of them!! Thank you for the recommendation!

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