Ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn has seen it all, and survived.
But nothing can cut her closer to the bone than family…
Now happily retired in Arizona, Brigid gets called back to her home in Florida where her dad is suffering from pneumonia and her mother is suffering from chronic passive-aggression. Spending time with her dysfunctional family is not her fave thing, so when a close colleague asks for her help in overturning the conviction of a man on death row for killing his wife and three children, Brigid’s spirits are lifted.
Taking on the entire criminal justice system is easier for her than dealing with her embattled parents. That is, until Love rears its ugly head and Brigid suspects her colleague is going rogue even more than she ever did…
“Edgar-finalist Masterman presents a compassionate, clear-eyed depiction of the painful foibles of human nature in her chilling, twist-filled third thriller….A compelling, complex lead, Brigid has no problem skirting the straight and narrow in her quest for justice.”
“Becky Masterman is an author I recently discovered. What I love about these books is that they’re page-turners, they’re really thrilling novels. The main character is a woman named Brigid Quinn, who is a former FBI agent now retired. Brigid is 60. I love that. When have we last seen the hero of a thriller age 60?”
—Nancy Pearl, NPR
“A crime novel that transcends the genre―a twisting, high-stakes story with characters so real and so recognizably human, that it breaks your heart a little. Brilliant.”
―Shari Lapena, author of the New York Times bestseller The Couple Next Door
“Brilliant, intricate, authentic and sometimes raw, this is a masterfully written story that’ll quicken your pulse and challenge the grey matter too. Brigid Quinn is my new favourite female investigator.”
―Gilly Macmillan, bestselling author of What She Knew
“Brigid Quinn is a force to be reckoned with—she’s smart, strong, refreshingly mature, witty as hell—and an absolute thrill to read.”
–Linda Castillo, bestselling author of Down a Dark Road
“This page-turner…tackles the rising tide of false death-row convictions and the long arm of family secrets.”