Title: Guilty Knowledge
Author: Linda Griffin
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Mystery
She's a witness. She may be lying. And he's falling in love with her.
Detectives Jesse Aaron and Camille Farris have no leads in the murder of Rosa Logan when pretty blonde Sariah Brennan claims to have seen the killer—in a vision. Unfortunately, the man she identifies is dead—or is he?
Sariah is an unsophisticated small-town girl, but her background and her motives are mysterious. Jesse is increasingly convinced that she has guilty knowledge of the crime, even as he finds himself more and more attracted to her. Can he and Camille unravel the web of secrets before the killer strikes again?
This book was a ride, let me tell you. For the greater part of the book, and in hindsight, I think Sariah was and is my favorite character. She may have issues, but they seem superficial compared to the issues that stalk both Jesse and his ahem partner. I hadn't gotten to know Camille very long to realize two things - I found her character to be the crassest and offensive person and one who would never keep a badge working for a professional like retired Lt. Joe Kenda.
The author must be commended for the ability shown to create characters that a reader builds a strong feeling for quickly. There are no 2-dimensional characters here. You really get them and either you love them - or in many cases for me - hate them.
The story was gripping and a brilliant mystery. The nice way the book came together at the end even gave it the romance, if in an Entrapment (the movie) way.
An energetic reading that will keep a reader on the edge of their seat wanting more. Highly recommended to people who like to read a good murder mystery and to those who have romantic fantasies too.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Linda Griffin is a native of San Diego and has a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. She retired from a position as the fiction librarian for the San Diego Public Library in order to spend more time on her writing. Her stories have been published in numerous journals, including The Binnacle, Eclectica, Orbis, and The Nassau Review. Guilty Knowledge is her third novel from The Wild Rose Press. Seventeen Days was published in 2018 and The Rebound Effect in 2019. She enjoys Scrabble, movies, and travel, as well as the three R’s—reading, writing, and research.
Author Website: http://www.lindagriffinauthor.com/
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Reviewed by: Mr. N