Review: The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan

Series: Quinn & Costa #3
Author: Allison Brennan
Publisher: MIRA
Released: April 26, 2022
Received: NetGalley

3 1/2 kitties

I’ve learned something about myself. Sometimes I’ll make a mistake and pick up a series in the middle. Frequently, I’ll try to back and read the previous books. Other times? I’m just too stubborn and will keep reading the series, happy as can be. That’s the case with Quinn & Costa – I still haven’t read the first book in the series, but that isn’t going to keep me from diving into The Wrong Victim, the third novel in the series.

Detectives Kara Quinn and Matt Costa have seen more than their fair share of violence. It’s part of the job. Yet even their years of experience could not prepare them for the terrorist attack they are about to deal with.

A bomb successfully takes out a charter cruise, killing everyone on board. This makes it the worst mass murder to hit the San Juan Islands. Finding out who is behind the attack will be more complicated than expected, as there are plenty of motives flying around.

They’re back! Is it just me, or is there something delightful about a mystery series dropping the next book? I love following the same characters in and out of different cases, including Quinn and Costa.

The Wrong Victim is a complex and fascinating read that is very multidimensional. It made it difficult to predict the conclusion, which is fine by me. As long as it all makes sense in the end, that is. And it did, at least for me.

Naturally, there’s also a heavy personal element to go alongside the mystery. Kara and Matt both have personal stuff going on, though it felt like Kara’s plot stole the show. This time, at any rate. It was a strong reminder that they are people first and investigators second – even when dealing with gruesome crimes.

Thanks to MIRA and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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