The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner

The Third Victim by Lisa Gardner 

Title - The Third Victim 
Author - Lisa Gardner 
Published - July '16
Publisher - Bantam 
Genre - #Crime #Thriler #Mystery 
Pages - 384
Price on Amazon - Paperback - £7.83 Kindle - £3.99
ISBN - 0399594981

Rainie Conner is working as a police officer for the Bakersville Police Dept. when a school shooting comes in. Rainie rushes to the scene, what she finds when she gets there is sure to shock the whole town. 

FBI agent Quincy is researching school shootings and arrives to offer his expertise but things aren't as simple as they first seem. 

This is the second book in the Rainie and Qunicy series and this is the first time we get to meet Rainie. She is a wonderful character. She is feisty and independent, she stands on her own two feet, she doesn't need a man to save her. She works in a man's world and is constantly having to prove she is good enough, something she is perfectly capable of doing 

In this book, Rainie has to be the lead in her very first homicide. The suspect is her boss, the sheriff's son. But not only that this case is bringing back a lot of bad memories from Rainie's past. All her fears and nightmares are brought to the surface as her secrets are threatened to be exposed. But with lives at stake, Rainie won't stop until the killer is caught and the truth is revealed even if that means her secrets are exposed too. 

I really enjoyed this book. I found Rainie to be a great character, really likeable and realistic and all round a fantastic protagonist. 

The plot was really interesting, kept you gripped and wanting to read on, needing to know what happens next. It was well written, easy to follow, with a comfortable flow. The pace was just right it leads you through the story, keeping you hooked. Overall a really good book. 

Rating - Five out of Five Stars
Would I Read Again? -  Yes
Would I Recommend? - Yes
Would I read other books by the same author? - Yes

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