Author: Debra Webb
Series: Devlin & Falco #1
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 428
Date of Publication: August 1, 2020
My Rating: 5 Stars
A double homicide and a missing woman lead a detective to unearth disturbing secrets in this gripping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb.
It’s the worst possible time for Detective Kerri Devlin to be involved in an all-consuming double-homicide case. She’s locked in a bitter struggle with her ex-husband and teenage daughter, and her reckless new partner is anything but trustworthy.
Still, she has a job to do: there’s a killer at large, and a pregnant woman has gone missing. Once Devlin and her partner get to work, they quickly unearth secrets involving Birmingham’s most esteemed citizens. Each new layer of the investigation brings Devlin closer to the killer and the missing woman, who starts looking more like a suspect than a victim.
But just as answers come into view, the case twists, expands, and slithers into Devlin’s personal life. There’s a much more sinister game at work, one she doesn’t even know she’s playing—and she must unravel the truth once and for all to stop the killer before she loses everything.
If Debra Webb is the author, I want to read the book. However, somehow this book got archived before I downloaded on NetGalley. But I really wanted to read it and was planning on purchasing it for review. When I went on Amazon, I discovered that it is on Kindle Unlimited as an ebook and an audiobook. To say that I was pleased is an understatement.
Daniel Abbott and his mother-in-law have been shot to death. and Daniel's wife is missing. Was she the killer, and if she is, then where has she disappeared to? Detective Kerri Devlin has been assigned the case at a time that her life is upside down. She is struggling with her cheating ex-husband and also having difficulties with her daughter, Victoria. They are always knocking heads and that is where Kerri needs to focus her attention right now. However, that is just not possible. She must find the missing Mrs. Abbott and find out who is responsible for the murders.
Kerri's partner is detective Luke Falco. The two turn over every stone possible in order to work the case. As they do so they find that some of the upper echelon in Birmingham have secrets and these secrets are multilayered. How is the apparent corruption tied in with the murders? Will they ever find Mrs. Abbott alive, or will they soon find her body?
What a thrilling book! It was full of twists and turns and ended up getting very close to Kerri's personal life. Something is going on and whatever it is, the reach is very far. Kerri and Falco must work feverishly hard to solve this case.
This thrilling story lays the groundwork for what will no doubt be an exciting series. As Kerri and Falco work together, we learn what makes them tick, learns snippets of their pasts and easily see how well they are paired together. Oddly enough I couldn't help but think of early Benson and Stabler from Law & Order: SVU. I love it when partners can read each other and we definitely get to see this in Trust No One.
This makes the seventh book I have read by Webb and I definitely got what I was looking for, a very well-written story with compelling characters and an exciting storyline. I am looking forward to continuing this new series with Gone Too Far, set for release in April. I will be stalking NetGalley for an early release read. And, as time permits, I will reading books from Webb's backlist.
Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debra Webb is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 130 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra's love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com
or write to her at PO Box 176, Madison, AL 35758.