I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.What They Saw by M.M. Chouinard
Also by this author: The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter's Cry, The Other Mothers
Series: Detective Jo Fournier #6
Also in this series: The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter's Cry, The Other Mothers
Published by Bookouture Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Next to the lake’s dappled water, a woman lies on her yoga mat, her limbs twisted as if she is trying to crawl away. Her mug of tea steams into the cool air and her lips, still warm, are parted mid-sentence. But she will never speak or see again...
When Sandra Ashville is found murdered in a sleepy town near Oakhurst, Detective Jo Fournier is first at the scene. Jo is shaken by the similarities between herself and the dead assistant District Attorney, a dedicated woman with a heart for justice. And as she examines Sandra’s body, Jo discovers something that chills her to the bone: the bullet hole is covered by an intact blindfold. Why was Sandra only blindfolded after her death?
The very next morning Jo receives a shocking call. A judge has been brutally killed, before she too was blindfolded. Soon it becomes clear that the twisted serial killer is working with a deadly countdown: every morning, another body will be found. Working around the clock, Jo makes an important break-through: all the victims are connected to the same murder trial. And Jo’s dear friend and partner Bob Arnett could be next…
With the next morning rapidly approaching, Jo and her team pull out all the stops to catch the killer. But when she uncovers a stain of corruption that includes Bob, Jo faces an impossible choice. Can she trust her partner, when the evidence suggests he turned a blind eye to a grave miscarriage of justice? And as the body count rises, can Jo catch the killer before it is too late for her oldest friend?
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the sixth book in the Detective Jo Fournier series but all books can be read as standalones.
Jo is such a great character. She is an excellent detective and is extremely determined. This case has a large pool of suspects with very little information to narrow the field. Jo and her partner Bob though are no quitters.
There is a spotlight on the legal system and the injustice of it. Too many criminals go free and the rules are often bent or broken to get a conviction. Sometimes this can leads to the wrong person being convicted.
Chouinard had me on the edge of my seat racing through page after page. It was tense from start to finish and kept me guessing right to the end. I really enjoyed flicking the POV to hear from the killer as well as following Jo and Bob as they try to unravel the case.
Another excellent addition to this series I look forward to many more to come.
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