Roundtable Reviews features little more than book reviews and book news. We don't just stick to one genre. We have varying tastes and may be after a heartwarming romance one day, a new adult novel the next, and a creepy horror the day after that. Our book reviews always take one thought into consideration -- Would I pay the asking price for this book?
Note to Readers
Roundtable Reviews receives many galley and ARC copies for review. Please understand that the finished copy may differ from the copies we have reviewed.
I have not received any compensation for writing this post other than a free digital or galley copy of the book. I have no material connection to the publisher, agent, or author whose book/s I am reviewing. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Incarcerated for nearly
two decades for the serial murders of six women, Anthony Amaro is
about to have his case revisited. A recent killing of a
psychotherapist has raised some serious questions about Amaro’s
case. Now two investigations are delving into the past to see if
there has been a serious miscarriage of justice.
On one hand there’s
Carrie Blank, whose half-sister was supposedly killed by the
imprisoned man. She joins a legal team formed to exonerate Amaro only
because she wants the real killer uncovered and this may be the best
way of doing so.
NYPD Detective Ellie
Hatcher along with her partner, JJ Rogan, are also assigned to the
case to reassess the first investigation to see if and where it went
off the tracks.
As these two quite
different groups of individuals delve through the conflicting pieces
of evidence, they’ll be drawn to Carrie Bank’s hometown where
some unexpected surprises await them.
This is another
episode in the Ellie Hatcher series, but Carrie Blank is such a
strong personality that she nearly steals the show. Burke says that
as she was writing this novel Blank “wouldn’t recede into the
background” . The reader will probably be happy that this uppity
character didn’t play the secondary role she was originally