The Wrong Victim: A Novel

· A Quinn & Costa Thriller Book 3 · Sold by MIRA
12 reviews

About this ebook

From New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan comes a gripping new thriller.

A lethal attack with no clear motive…and a killer dead-set on keeping the truth buried.

A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands.

Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses.

Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have been the target. As Matt and his team get closer to answers, they find one of their own caught in the crosshairs of a determined killer.

Don’t miss THE MISSING WITNESS, the brand-new page-turning thriller from New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan!

A Quinn & Costa Thriller

Book 1: The Third to Die
Book 2: Tell No Lies
Book 3: The Wrong Victim
Book 4: Seven Girls Gone
Book 5: The Missing Witness

Ratings and reviews

12 reviews
Cathy Geha
May 2, 2022
The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan Quinn & Costa #3 Another great addition to this series – thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more! What I liked: * Kara Quinn: undercover agent for LAPD on loan to the FBI, reads people well, daughter of parents who earned a living working a con, a bit of a renegade, capable, caring, cares for Matt, a bit at loose ends from time to time * Matt Costa: in charge of the FBI Mobile Response Team, intelligent, good leader, hand picked the team he works with, cares deeply for Kara, might have work-love conflicts to deal with in the future * The team: getting to know them better was interesting although there is one that grates a great deal * The skillset that the team members bring to the table * The small town setting * The police procedural aspects of the story * The introduction to and a bit of information about the victims of the bombing received in the first chapter * The red herrings, twists, turns and interesting side stories * Wondering how the relationship between Costa and Quinn can work if there are rules against dating team members when working for the FBI * Finding out the “why” of some of the crimes that were committed * Wondering what will happen next What I didn’t like: * The criminals and their crimes – I know that there are people in the world like them but hope to never encounter them personally * The senseless loss of life that occurred in this book – necessary for the story but it made me sad * Strong dislike for one member of the team…not sure if Catherine will redeem herself or not if she remains part of the team * Having to wait to see what will happen next Did I enjoy this book? Yes Would I read more of this series? Definitely Thank you to NetGalley and HQN-Mira for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
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Patricia White
February 19, 2022
Boy Oh Boy This was one Intense Read!! Kara Quinn is at the top of her game in this fast paced thriller. The team is sent to investigate a charter boat explosion that took the life of everyone on board. Including a ex FBI agent working a cold case. There was so much conflict between Catherine and Kara that it took over the story. I wanted to slap Matt up side the head more than once. I’ll just put it out there I don’t care what kind of stress she was under I do NOT like Catherine. She is a a arrogant know it all. Lots of suspects and over the top drama. It was a great mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.
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Claudia Luna
May 17, 2023
It's amazing. Once you start reading, you can't stop it. congratulations Alison you are a great writer.
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About the author

ALLISON BRENNAN is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of over forty-five novels. She has been nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by International Thriller Writers and the Daphne du Maurier Award. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids and assorted pets.

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