Guilty Knowledge

· The Wild Rose Press Inc
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208
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Detective Jesse Aaron has no leads in the murder of Rosa Logan when pretty blonde Sariah Brennan claims to have seen the killer—in a vision. Unfortunately the man she identifies is dead—or is he? Sariah is an unsophisticated small town girl, but her background and her motives are mysterious, and she seems to be hiding something. Jesse is increasingly convinced she has guilty knowledge of the crime, even as he finds himself more and more attracted to her. How can he unravel the web of secrets, without putting Sariah at risk, before the killer strikes again?
4.0
4 reviews
Ally Swanson
June 16, 2020
I love a good mystery book and this book totally fits the bill! This book is full of intrigue, mystery, suspense, excitement and with just a dash of romance. I have always been somewhat interested in psychics in books and movies. It’s the unknown factor that really makes it difficult to decide whether these people are credible, deceptive, or suffering from a mental illness. I want to believe these people really want to help and are not looking for their fifteen minutes of fame or trying to throw off the investigation. This book starts off with Sariah arriving at the police station, meeting with Detective Jesse Aaron, and telling him about a vision she just had. Sariah states that she saw the murder of Rosa Logan and provides knowledgeable intel that matches the crime he is currently working on. Sariah knows details about the investigation that haven’t been released. Jesse takes down the information, as he is required to follow up on any leads, but seems doubtful and suspicious about Sariah’s gift. Even though he’s not sure he trusts her, he continues to keep her close by as he knows there is something she is keeping from him. Is Sariah telling the truth? How could she possibly know so much about the murder unless she was there? Could she be a witness? What is Sariah holding back? No spoilers here!! But you definitely will want to read this book and find out!! I really enjoyed the mystery aspect of this book. It was suspenseful, exciting, and climactic. This book has exceptional mystery crime solving structure with enough clues and excitement to keep you guessing, but still practical and realistic in police procedures. The only dig I have is the romance angle between Sariah and Jesse. It felt awkward, uncomfortable, and forced. Jesse seemed more like a professional that wouldn’t cross that line and get involved with someone in his investigation. Their flirty, witty banter was more stiff than playful. And I felt this really detracted from the story. I enjoyed the main and supporting characters and felt they all were important to the story and played their roles well. I liked that Jesse was a smart, strong, protective, charming, and charismatic detective that cared about his job, his integrity, his honor, and the people he serves. I found Sariah to be quite mysterious, curious, secretive, and a bit strange. She definitely had her secrets and it was interesting to see how her cryptic knowledge played out over the course of the book. I couldn’t stand Jesse’s partner Camille. She was rude, callous, cold, insensitive, and unsympathetic. I get that the police world is still a boy’s club, but her attitude was annoying and over the top. This book has a creative story line, intriguing plot points, excellent mystery structured scenarios, complex characters, and keeps you fully engaged through the last page! There are some predictable scenes. However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming! This book is not currently listed as part of a book series. It can be read as a standalone. This book does have a tidy ending but leaves a wide opening for a follow up book. All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it! I think all mystery fans and romantic suspense readers will like this book too! So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**
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Christine Woinich
June 15, 2020
I enjoyed this story. Some romance, lots of suspense, and working through lies and deception. Sariah was a mystery, and she had a gift. Jesse was a nice guy and had been willing to risk his career because of his feelings for Sariah. A little more emotion for the reader would have helped the relationship between them feel stronger. I liked the bits of information regarding polygamous communities and the law. The murder that began the story was twisted enough to keep my interest. I received a copy of this story through Goddess Fish Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
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Linda Strong
March 18, 2020
Sariah walks into the police department and asks to speak to the investigators in charge of a recent murder. Detectives Jesse Aaron and Camille Farris are not quite sure what to make of her. She claims to have seen the killer .. in a vision. She knows his first name. She also knows who his next victim will be. Does she have a gift .. or did she actually witness a crime and is afraid to admit it? And to top things off ... the man she identified has been dead for several years. Sariah comes across as this sweet, honest, butter wouldn't melt in her mouth innocence. But she has secrets. And while Detective Aaron is attracted to her, he is also wary of believing her story. Aaron's partner is loud, argumentative, rude ... jealous, maybe? The plot is tightly woven, characters are deftly drawn. There are some surprising twists and turns leading to a surprising conclusion. No cliffhanger here .. but there does remain for another book in the future. Many thanks to the author / Wild Rose Press / Netgalley for the digital copy of this mystery, Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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About the author

Linda Griffin retired as Fiction Librarian for the San Diego Public Library to spend more time on her writing, and her work has been published in numerous journals. In addition to the three R's--reading ,writing, and research--she enjoys Scrabble, movies, and travel.

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