I’m having so much fun in Slovenia I’m a couple days late with Reading Wednesday. My apologies!!!
Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman
I am not usually a crime novel or murder mystery kind of girl. But this book fell onto my “to read” list as a result of a Best of 2017 article I read. And I am very glad it did. I enjoyed it very much.
I have not read anything else by Masterman but she seemed to have a good handle on police work and FBI details, except at times some of the story seemed to have a few too many coincidences. But I’m okay with that in a novel.
The story or an innocent man on death row for the murder of his family 16 years before becomes a bit of a wild goose chase as the real killer is sought out by a collection of police professionals, each with their own stories, backgrounds and mysteries. Told from the point of view of retired cop Brigid Quinn the story is a page turner and well written.
I did not realize until after reading this book there are earlier Brigid Quinn stories (two others), but you do not need to have read them to both understand and sympathize with this character and the police work she is thrust into, all while also caring for her ailing parents.
Somewhat violent, but always well written, I enjoyed A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman very much. Four stars.