Trust No One by Debra Webb

With a few days left for the year and the fact that I skipped writing reviews for a few books I did read, I have choices to make. The first is to at least meet the deadline I set on Goodreads, which means writing four reviews. Then compiling my long lists and finally my graphs. I do not have the enthusiasm for it like the last year, but I feel like I will regret it later. This could just be plain laziness speaking. Wish me luck!

Narrated by Donna Postel

This book starts off ominously with our lead protagonist doing something wrong. I was not very encouraged by the start of events because although I like my gray characters, this seemed a little too off.
Things got better from that point. Detective Kerri Devlin has been saddled with a new partner and thrown into a very high-profile case. The case starts as a (not-so) simple home invasion but has far-reaching consequences. There are private chapters from the point of views of other characters, which adds some depth to the narrative. We have an odd pairing of people who do not trust each other but, when personal issues continue to dominate Kerri’s life, she needs all the support she can get. It is fast-paced, although longer than I would have liked.
It seemed odd that everything circled back to our lead, an idea that I gave into only partially by the time the end rolled around.

I received an ARC from NetGalley, but I actually ended up listening to an audible version. As with a couple of my other older ‘reads’, I liked the book because of the narration. Listening to the drama made it seem all the more intricate.

Despite the predictable turn of events, this was a good book for its genre. I felt justified in my way of thinking when events unfolded. Given the content, I felt the size of the story could have been trimmed a little. I would have liked it a lot more if it was even a little bit shorter.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I would recommend this to anyone on the lookout for a new police procedural to follow. Since this is just the first of the series, I think it will get better with the following books now that the people have been established.

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