Saturday, November 28, 2020

The 4th Man

Book: The 4th Man
Series: Quincy & Rainie #6.5
Author: Lisa Gardner

A young woman is found strangled in the stairwell of a college library, only her sneakers missing. With no physical evidence, no signs of sexual assault, and no witnesses, all the police have to go on are the three men who were in the library with her: her boyfriend and two campus security guards . . . all of whom have secrets, none of whom can be proven guilty.

Five years later, ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his wife, former police officer Rainie Conner, agree to consult on the still-unsolved case, delving into deep background to comb for any clue that will lead to the woman's murderer. But with no leads and the case colder than the body, will they be able to build a case against one of the three suspects, or is there a fourth man out there? And if the killer has eluded the police this long, how far will he go to ensure justice is never served?-Goodreads

Review: In this short story, Boston Detective DD Warren enlists the help of Quincy and Rainie (now consultants) on a cold case. A young woman was murdered in a library years ago. The suspects are all detained. DD needs Quincy and Rainie to interview them and figure out who the culprit is. 

This was good short read bringing together people from my favorite Gardner series. While I enjoyed it, I couldn't help thinking DD could have handled interviewing the witnesses herself and figured it out. 

Grade: 3/5 

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