Saturday, January 21, 2017

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner Book Review

I was given the opportunity through Penguin Random House to read an ARC of Right Behind You.

Right Behind You will be released on February 9, 2017.

Is he a hero?

Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash’s older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: They are all experts on monsters.

Is he a killer?

Then the call comes in. A double murder at a local gas station, followed by reports of an armed suspect shooting his way through the wilds of Oregon. As Quincy and Rainie race to assist, they are forced to confront mounting evidence: The shooter may very well be Sharlah’s older brother, Telly Ray Nash, and it appears his killing spree has only just begun.

All she knows for sure: He’s back.

As the clock winds down on a massive hunt for Telly, Quincy and Rainie must answer two critical questions: Why after eight years has this young man started killing again? And what does this mean for Sharlah? Once upon a time, Sharlah’s big brother saved her life. Now, she has two questions of her own: Is her brother a hero or a killer? And how much will it cost her new family before they learn the final, shattering truth? Because as Sharlah knows all too well, the biggest danger is the one standing right behind you.

My Rating: 4 Stars
Format: E-Book
Photo Source: Goodreads

"Families aren't built in a day.  But, they can be destroyed in an instant."

This was my first Lisa Gardner book, and I am surprised how much I really enjoyed it.  I know this is book seven in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone.  I really am interested in reading more about Quincy and Rainie now, and will probably grab book one in the series soon.

The plot of this book was amazing, and I give that 5/5 stars.  My heart was in my stomach from page one until the last page of this story.  The prologue was heart wrenching!  They whole story will keep you on the edge of your seat.  I really enjoyed the plot twists.  I also feel LG did her research when it comes to past trauma with child abuse cases.  Of course, this was taken to extremes, but it was still really well done.

I also liked the characters.  You get to read about parts through Quincy and Rainie, Sharlah and Telly, and the sheriff and tracker.  I really enjoyed them all where normally I would skip over some sections in other books.  I mostly enjoyed learning about Tally and Sharlah and their tragic past.  I love that even after being separated for so long, they still have a strong love for each other.  LG did a good job of showing how important sibling connections are even after being separated when being placed into foster care.

The writing was amazing in some spots of the story, and lacked in others.  If you are a fan of criminology, you will love this.  For me, there were times when certain scenes were too detailed and I was ready for them to move on.  I also did not like how almost every incident was repeated over and over again.  This is the reason I took off 1 star. 

Overall, this kept my attention and helped pull me out of a reading slump.  I loved the plot and the characters.   I am not normally a reader of thriller/mystery, but I am happy I picked this one up.

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