Title: False Witness (Detective Cooper Devereaux #3)
Author: Andrew Grant
Stars: 3 1\2 stars out of 5
3 1/2 Stars out of 5
This is not a stand alone novel it is part of a series. I found myself a little lost in the first several chapters because I jumped in on book 3 which is my fault.
That being said there were many times a quick update instead of a long drawn out one would have been much better and simpler. Several times I wondered if the author was trying to make a number count as there was more information than was needed for several scenes. Before readers are half way though the book they know that Cooper Devereaux has an amazing apartment and the location and how rich he is and the car he drives. Which I totally want a (Porsche).
The story has way to many plot holes that might be told in the next book in the series but leaves readers a bit confused wondering if the author forgot about the details that mattered in the story.
Thank you to Netgalley and Ballantine publishing for the advance copy.
A woman disappears on her twenty-first birthday. The following day her body is found, wrapped neatly like a gift in a crumbling, sun-speckled graveyard. What does Detective Devereaux have to go on? Very little. No motive, no suspects. Then another victim is discovered in a crematorium parking lot. Again, she was killed on her twenty-first birthday. Again, her body was wrapped like a gift. By the third murder the tabloids have dubbed the homicidal monster the Birthday Killer—and Devereaux is under the gun.
While Devereaux’s own violent and mysterious past nips at his heels, and his fragile home life threatens to unravel, he can’t afford to be anything but totally obsessed with the frantic search through the many layers of this city, from its wealthy enclaves to its dark criminal underbelly. The only certainty is that Devereaux is hunting a killer determined to fulfill a deranged agenda in which women’s lives are extinguished like candles on a cake
Published by Ballantine Books
Andrew Grant (born 1968, Birmingham, England) is the younger brother of bestselling thriller writer Lee Child. After graduating from the University of Sheffield, where he studied Drama and English Literature, Grant founded a theatre company that produced original material, culminating with a critically successful appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Grant remained in Sheffield after graduating from university, but now divides his time between Sheffield and Chicago.