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Suspicious Deaths Review

It sucked me in wanting to know what the heck happened!


Rating: 4/5

Detectives Jennifer Donahue and Shari Thompson from LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division get called out to handle what appears to be an accidental bathtub drowning. The deceased is the wife of a prominent neurosurgeon, but as the investigation moves forward, things don’t add up. They soon find themselves enmeshed in a second homicide that grows even more baffling by the minute.

With a suspect who manages to stay one step ahead of them, they must use their wits and experience to resolve both cases…but do they get things right?


It’s a true “who-done-what” with a surprise twist ending.

 

I received a free copy of Suspicious Deaths in exchange for an honest review.


At this point, I’ve read a handful of crime fiction but I’ve never read one that I just absolutely loved. Crime fiction is definitely not one of my top favorite subgenres, but even knowing that I was excited to dive in.


And this one definitely delivers! While being almost 450 pages, this one is a bit of a chonker. It didn’t read that way. Though, I’ll admit there were some parts I could have lived without. For its length, this was a relatively quick-paced read. It sucked me in wanting to know what the heck happened!


For its length, this was a relatively quick-paced read.

Immediately from the start, we’re shown two investigations that from the outside should have nothing to do with each other. But as we follow our detectives and the families of our victims, we see some unusual coincidences. It really takes you through a ride as we see more details come out the further we get into the book and learn the full story of what really happened that night.


One thing that might be off-putting for some is the number of characters we see. We got to see so many points of view in this one. And if I’m being honest, mostly at the beginning, they were hard to keep straight at times. But, with how intricate some of these details got, we definitely needed all those points of view.


And I loved seeing all the details in the investigation. And seeing that the author is a former deputy, I’m sure this isn’t a far stretch from how things really are. It truly felt real. I very much enjoyed reading this.


And I loved seeing all the details in the investigation.

This was definitely an enjoyable crime fiction! Knowing this is just the first volume, I’m excited to see what happens next! I think if you enjoy crime fiction and mysteries, you might enjoy this too!