Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Third Victim

Book: The Third Victim
Series: Quincy & Rainie #2
Author: Lisa Gardner

An unspeakable act has ripped apart the idyllic town of Bakersville, Oregon, and its once-peaceful residents are demanding quick justice. But though a boy has confessed to the horrific crime, evidence shows he may not be guilty.

Officer Rainie Conner, leading her first homicide investigation, stands at the center of the controversy. It's hitting too close to home, bringing back her worst nightmares, threatening to expose her secret sins. But with the boy's life at stake, she won't let anything stop her from finding the real killer.

With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie comes closer to a deadly truth than she can imagine. Because out there in the shadows a man watches her and plots his next move. He knows her secrets. He kills for sport. He's already brought death to Bakersville and forever shattered the community. But what he has really come for is Rainie -- and he won't leave until he has destroyed her....-Goodreads

Review: Lorraine Conner is a police officer in a small town in Oregon when a school shooting rocks the town. As the chief's son is the prime suspect, Lorraine/Rainie has to lead her first homicide investigation. Meanwhile, FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy shows up to research the crime. 

I read the first book in the series years ago and wasn't impressed. Rainie wasn't in that book and Quincy didn't play a major role. This this installment, both take center stage and it was really good. Rainie has a traumatic past and is a complicated character. Quincy reminds me a lot of Hotch from Criminal Minds. Together, they have a lot of potential. Glad I gave this series another chance!

Grade: 4/5 

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