Monday, January 2, 2017

The 4th Man: An FBI Profiler/Detective D.D. Warren Story

Welcome, Fellow Readers!  Tomorrow is the first book release day of 2017.   Amish Weddings by Leslie Gould, Fudge and Jury by Ellie Alexander, Pop Goes the Murder by Kristi Abbott, Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay (last book in the series), Telling Tails by Sofie Ryan and Towhee Get Your Gun by J.R. Ripley are a few of the new books being released on January 3.

The 4th Man by Lisa Gardner is An FBI Profiler/Detective D.D. Warren Story.  Sergeant Detective D.D. Warren is a Boston homicide detective working cold cases.  Her latest case is the murder of Jaylin Banks that occurred at a local Boston college ten years ago.  Jaylin had been found in one of the stairwells by a campus security guard.  The police have no physical evidence of the killer and there was little violence involved.  The only thing that was missing was Jaylin’s dirty white keds.  Their only hope is getting a confession from one of their suspects.  Warren has brought in the top three suspects to be questioned by profiling expert, Pierce Quincy and his wife, Officer Rainie Connor.   If one of these three men did not commit the crime, then it is the unknown fourth man.  Will they finally get justice for Jaylin Banks by identifying her killer?

The 4th Man is well-written, has a good pace, and is very easy to read.  I appreciate the characters and their method of interrogation and investigation.  The 4th Man is a very (extremely) short story that can be finished in about 30 to 45 minutes (depending on how fast you read).  The mystery is interesting (unique) and most people will be surprised the killer’s identity.  I give The 4th Man 4 out of 5 stars.  I wish the story had been just a little longer.  I felt that the whole story was too rushed.  A preview of Lisa Gardner’s next book, Right Behind You, is included (and it is very good).  You can follow Lisa Gardner on Facebook and Amazon.

I hope everyone had a good day and that you will have a nice, relaxing Monday evening.  I have a few more chores to finish before I settle down to watch Shadowhunters that returns to FreeForm tonight (previously ABC Family).  I will return tomorrow to provide another book review (I am dependable).  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

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