WHAT IF YOU FOUND YOUR FRIEND DEAD AND FEARED YOU'D BE NEXT?
Jewelry designer Fiona McKay is working on her latest collection of Celtic-inspired jewelry. She's excited by the possibilities uncovered by Rose Flaherty, the antiquities dealer helping her research the heirloom tapestries inspiring her new collection. So when Rose calls to tell her she has answers, Fiona hurries to meet her. But her artistic world is shattered when she finds the lifeless body of the elderly woman.
Why would anyone kill such a harmless person? And what if Fiona had arrived just a few minutes earlier? Would she have been killed as well? Unnerved, she heads for her brother's Brooklyn apartment seeking advice and comfort.
Ryan McKay, Forensic Instincts' technology wiz is not amused by his little sister interrupting his evening with his girlfriend and co-worker, Claire Hedgleigh. But when Ryan and Claire hear the details of Rose's murder, they fear that Fiona could be next, and quickly assume the role of her protectors. What they're unaware of is how many people are desperately seeking the information now buried along with Rose.
A former IRA sniper. A traitorous killer who worked for the British. Two vicious adversaries taking their epic battle to America. A secret Irish hoard as the grand prize in a winner takes all fight to the death.
As the story woven into the tapestries passed down from McKay mother to daughter unravels, Forensic Instincts realizes that Fiona and her family are in grave danger. Together, the team must stay one step ahead of two rival assassins or risk Fiona's life and the McKay family tree.
Featured in the novel is Fiona McKay's jewelry creations. You can see them here.
I have enjoyed the novels featuring Forensic Instincts and this is another good one. I am always intrigued by the various abilities of the FI team members. Ryan, the tech geek, comes to the forefront as his sister, a jewelry designer, is the one who discovers a murdered woman. We get to see more of Ryan's personal side as he comes along side his sister and is instrumental in FI's investigation into the murder.
I like how Kane creates a good balance of investigative procedure and the personal element. She also does a good job of weaving into the plot interesting historical facts at the foundation of the murder. I learned about Ireland's violent troubles in the past. I was also fascinated by the various symbols incorporated into Fiona's jewelry and their significance.
This is a good novel for readers who like unusual techniques used in a murder investigation. Claire has the ability to touch an object and sense the human traumas associated with it, for example. And tech master Ryan has designed an amazing AI capable of actions beyond human ability. The entire team works well together to methodically solve the murder. I do wonder why there is no interior surveillance at Forensic Instincts and the accompanying facial recognition software as it would have helped the investigation. Perhaps in the next novel.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Book Details:Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Number of Pages: March 17, 2020
Series: Forensic Instincts
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Andrea Kane is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty novels, including sixteen psychological thrillers and fourteen historical romantic suspense titles. With her signature style, Kane creates unforgettable characters and confronts them with life-threatening danger. As a master of suspense, she weaves them into exciting, carefully-researched stories, pushing them to the edge―and keeping her readers up all night.
Kane’s first contemporary suspense thriller, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, became an instant New York Times bestseller. She followed with a string of bestselling psychological thrillers including NO WAY OUT, TWISTED and DRAWN IN BLOOD.
Her latest in the highly successful Forensic Instincts series, NO STONE UNTURNED, showcases the dynamic, eclectic team of maverick investigators as they solve a seemingly impossible case while narrowly avoiding an enraged law enforcement frustrated over Forensic Instincts’ secretive and successful interference in a murder case. The first showcase of Forensic Instincts’ talents came with the New York Times bestseller, THE GIRL WHO DISAPPEARED TWICE, followed by THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE, THE STRANGER YOU KNOW, THE SILENCE THAT SPEAKS, THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS, A FACE TO DIE FOR, and DEAD IN A WEEK.
Kane’s beloved historical romantic suspense novels include MY HEART’S DESIRE, SAMANTHA, ECHOES IN THE MIST, and WISHES IN THE WIND.
With a worldwide following of passionate readers, her books have been published in more than twenty languages. Kane lives in New Jersey with her husband and family. She’s an avid crossword puzzle solver and a diehard Yankees fan.
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