Jun 092016
 

THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS by Andrea Kane
Published by: Bonnie Meadow Publishing
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
ISBN13: 9781682320006
ISBN 1682320006
Pages: 384
Review Copy from: Publisher
Edition: Kindle
My Rating: 4

Synopsis: (see showcase and giveaway below)

Given the opportunity, would you assume someone else’s identity and leave your old life behind? A serendipitous crossing of paths between Lisa Barnes, a down-on-her-luck job seeker, and Julie Forman, a personal trainer to an Olympic hopeful, forever changes the course of both women’s lives. One winds up dead and the other finds herself a fugitive, hiding behind one lie after another as a cold-blooded killer methodically hunts her. Desperately trying to stay alive, the terrified woman enlists the help of Forensic Instincts, a rogue investigative team that clandestinely operates in the gray area between legal and illegal. Safeguarding their client’s deception, Forensic Instincts digs into dangerous territory as they try to find out who’s after their client and why. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in Chicago, New Jersey, and Vermont as a megalomaniacal genius will stop at nothing to eradicate anyone who threatens the success of his medical breakthrough. With an unhinged client and a monstrous criminal enterprise as its adversary, Forensic Instincts is forced into uncharted territory to protect their client and save one of their own from becoming the next corpse. Forensic Instincts is an unorthodox, criminal investigative team that carefully navigates the fine line between legal and illegal. The team consists of a behaviorist, a former Navy SEAL, a techo-wiz, an intuitive, a pickpocket, a retired FBI agent, and a human scent evidence dog.”

My Thoughts and Opinion:

This is the first book that I have read by Ms. Kane, and even though it is the 5th in the series of the Forensic Instincts, it was easily read as a stand alone. However, after turning the last page, I plan on reading all the previous books.

It is fast paced with many twists and turns. Murder, stolen identity, mistaken identity, the underworld of Performance Enhancing Drugs, the realization of right and wrong and thought provoking.

I found the characters to be well developed and relatable. Without divulging a spoiler, I found myself wondering what I would do if I was in Lisa Barnes position and I’m sure, you will be asking yourself the same question.

I highly recommend, but do suggest, that you read the previous books to get better acquainted with the characters of Forensic Instincts.

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  2 Responses to “Review: THE MURDER THAT NEVER WAS by Andrea Kane”

  1. Wow, good review!
    I have never read any of her books either.
    I love books that are fast paced with lots of twists and turns.
    This one did sound good to me, just no time in my schedule – I might have to add it to my wish list! 🙂

  2. The author is new to me but the premise isn’t. Must be complicated to leave an identity behind and assume a new one. You’d have to be devious to be able to do that correctly.

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