Sunday, May 9, 2021

Review: Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan

Author: Allison Brennan
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication Date: March 2021

Something mysterious is killing the wildlife in the mountains just south of Tucson. When a college intern turned activist sets out to collect her own evidence, she, too, ends up dead. Local law enforcement is slow to get involved. That’s when the mobile FBI unit goes undercover to infiltrate the town and its copper refinery in search of possible leads.

Quinn and Costa find themselves scouring the desolate landscape, which keeps revealing clues to something much darker—greed, child trafficking and more death. As the body count adds up, it’s clear they have stumbled onto much more than they bargained for. Now they must figure out who is at the heart of this mayhem and stop them before more innocent lives are lost.

Tell No Lies is the second book in the Quinn &  Costa series.  This time around, Kara and  members of the team are undercover in a small town to try to solve the murder of an environmental activist.  The investigation leads to a case that ends up being much more convoluted then they initially expected.  This definitely can be read as a stand alone, so dive right in if you haven't read the first one.

I thought this was a solid follow-up to The Third to Die.  I am still enjoying the characters, especially Kara and Matt.  I like their relationship both professionally and personally.  I can't wait to see where it ends up. One of my favorite parts of the book was the way Kara mentored her teammate on undercover work.  He has a lot of doubts and she ended up being a great sounding board for him to help figure things out.  The mystery was enjoyable and kept me guessing.  I highly recommend this one as well as the first one.

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