A Twist of the Knife

A Twist of the Knife

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Hardbitten former FBI agent Brigid Quinn is back--and this time, she's on home turf. Brigid has been forced to return to her Florida hometown to answer two very different calls for help. One is from her mother, summoning her to her ill father's hospital bed; the other is from Laura Coleman, the protegé/colleague who helped her catch the Highway 66 serial killer. Still mentally recovering from their ordeal, Coleman is tirelessly pursuing the acquittal of Marcus Creighton, a death row inmate convicted of murdering his wife and three children. Initially convinced of Creighton's guilt, Brigid starts to reconsider as new evidence comes to light. But the clock is ticking; Creighton's execution is due to happen in a few days. If Creighton is indeed innocent, can they really save him--and draw out the real killer? As if this weren't enough, Brigid must also re-examine childhood truths to which she's clung for years. Just how sick is her father? Will she and her brother Todd ever see eye-to-eye, especially after her revelations about his daughter? And what long-held secret is her mother finally poised to reveal? With so much at stake, Brigid has to draw on every bit of skill, craft, and grit she possesses--especially when danger may be closer to home than she realizes..."--
Publisher: [Toronto] :, Penguin,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780143196532
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MAS
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 23 cm

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robchros
Aug 13, 2017

This book is an average to sub average effort, that I found to be engaging at times but never compelling. The writing style is a bit lazy, certainly never too descriptive and the two story lines failed to propel, or, accentuate the story, nor my enjoyment.

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KlayDyer
Jul 10, 2017

The dual plot lines (ailing father, and death-row execution mystery) do not weave together as elegantly or with the complementarity that one might hope, but Masterman is still a master storyteller and Brigid Quinn a refreshing presence in the genre.

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marcrrussell
Jun 10, 2017

Loved the original Brigid Quinn novel... this one was quite disappointing. It lacked in many things, maybe especially the original southwest setting... also 'family angst' is available in too many books- this story did not benefit from the ailing father at all!

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mblummichaels
Apr 17, 2017

After 65 pages gave up--too wordy. Couldn't figure out what all the fuss is about this book.

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