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.We Were Killers Once (Brigid Quinn, #4) by Becky Masterman
Series: Brigid Quinn Series #4
Published by Minotaur Books on June 4, 2019
Genres: Girls & Women, Thriller
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Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn returns in Becky Masterman's fourth stunning thriller
In 1959, a family of four were brutally murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. Perry Smith and Dick Hickok were convicted and executed for the crime, and the murders and their investigation and solution became the subject of Truman Capote's masterpiece, IN COLD BLOOD. But what if there was a third killer, who remained unknown? What if there was another family, also murdered, who crossed paths with this band of killers, though their murder remains unsolved? And what if Dick Hickok left a written confession, explaining everything?
Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn and her husband Carlo, a former priest and university professor, are trying to enjoy each other in this new stage in their lives. But a memento from Carlo's days as a prison chaplain--a handwritten document hidden away undetected in a box of Carlo's old things--has become a target for a man on the run from his past. Jerry Beaufort has just been released from prison after decades behind bars, and though he'd like to get on with living the rest of his life, he knows that somewhere there is a written record of the time he spent with two killers in 1959. Following the path of this letter will bring Jerry into contact with the last person he'll see as a threat: Brigid Quinn.
This is the first book by Becky Masterman that I have read, and I must say I really enjoyed the read. I’m usually not one for mysteries because I can see through to the answer pretty quickly and I loose interest pretty quickly after that., But this book, while it was a slow start did keep my interest until the end. Getting to know Brigid and Carlo was fun, and I do plan on reading the previous 3 books with the same characters to see more of them. This is a stand alone book and you do not need to ready the others before this, but I personally do like to read previous books when I find characters I like.