I really enjoyed this murder/suspense story. Brigid Quinn is a retired FBI agent and she's living in a different state than her family. She gets a call that her father is ill and she heads there to visit him. While there she connects with her friend Linda Coleman who is on leave with the FBI. While on leave, Linda has been working with a lawyer that tries to help get people who say they were wrongly accused, off of death row.
As the two women begin working on the case they lead the reader in to a suspenseful and fast paced story. The story avoids some of the more obvious traps of this type of book and it takes an informative and interesting look at capital punishment.
I really liked both of the main characters and I enjoyed the fact that Brigid was retired and middle aged. You don't see a lot of books with women of this age range in the staring role.
There were enough twists and turns to keep the reader engrossed but they were so many that the book seemed unrealistic.
I had not read the previous books in the series but I was able to follow along with this fine. I enjoyed it so much that I will definitely be going back to read the other books in this series.
Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn, now happily settled in Tucson, doesn’t visit her family in Florida much. But her former partner on the force, Laura Coleman—a woman whose life she has saved and who has saved her life in turn—is living there now. So when Laura calls about a case that is not going well, Brigid doesn’t hesitate to get on a plane.
On leave from the Bureau, Laura has been volunteering for a legal group trying to prove the innocence of a man who is on death row for killing his family. Laura is firmly convinced that he didn’t do it, while Brigid isn’t so sure—but the date for his execution is coming up so quickly that they’ll have to act fast to find any evidence that may absolve him before it’s too late…
A Twist of the Knife, Edgar Award and CWA Gold Dagger finalist Becky Masterman’s third Brigid Quinn novel, is the masterful follow-up to Fear the Darkness and Rage Against the Dying.
"A crime novel that transcends the genre—a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. Brilliant."
-Shari Lapena, author of the New York Times bestseller The Couple Next Door