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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review of Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I do not and will not accept monetary compensation for reviews. These are my original thoughts and opinions.

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 Review:
5 Stars 

Lisa Gardner has been one of my favorite authors for awhile now. I always look forward to her new release each year and like previous years, I wasn't disappointed. 

Right Behind You will mess with your head. I usually have an idea of where the story is heading towards the end, but I never would have predicted the turn that this one took. The author did a tremendous job of keeping the reader's attention diverted to everywhere but where it needed to be.

I also loved seeing Quincy and Rainie back in action. I've missed those two quite a bit, especially Quincy. He was the first character that I was introduced to when I started reading the author's work.

You will not be disappointed with the story that Ms. Gardner has woven. It is suspenseful, thought provoking and mind boggling. One of my all time favorites by this author.

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