Author: Andrea Kane
Publisher: Bonnie Meadow Publishing LLC
Date of publication: May 2016
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.
The Murder That Never Was is the latest exciting thriller in the Forensic Instincts series. I am always blown away at how an author can keep coming up with exciting and intriguing ideas for the characters in a long standing series. In this one, the group is pulled into a case at random, but quickly learn that there is more to it than a case of mistaken identity.
I loved the story. I loved how the team came together to make sure Lisa and Miles were safe. I also loved how the team rallied around Emma and backed her on a case that was important to her. I don't want to give away any of the plot, because I definitely don;t want to spoil it. As in all of the books, I really like visiting with the team members. As the stories progress, you can really see them settling into being more than colleagues. They have become a family. One thing I was super excited about was Hutch's surprise for Casey. All I can say is that it's about time!
If you haven't read any of this series yet, I definitely recommend it. Why not start at the beginning with The Girl Who Disappeared Twice? You will thank me in the end!
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