The Deadliest Sins Book Review

The Deadliest Sins Book Review

Title: The Deadliest Sins
Author: Rick Reed
Published: October 9, 2018, Lyrical Underground
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $15.00 Paperback, $.99 Kindle

Detective Jack Murphy and his partner Liddell Blanchard are assigned to a grisly case where an abandoned truck full of murdered immigrants is found near a body in an alley. The Deadliest Sins is the seventh novel in the Jack Murphy Thriller series by former police officer, Rick Reed. As Murphy and his partner investigate and try to find clues and motive for the murders, they find themselves a step behind the man who believes he is saving America by getting rid of illegal immigrants one truckload at a time. Fortunately for Murphy and Blanchard, there is a survivor – a young boy – who is found under dead bodies in the truck, and they are responsible for keeping him safe, as well as getting pertinent information from him.

Reed’s style of writing is excellent – the novel flows and the suspense builds. Unfortunately, there is a fair amount of violence in the novel, and numerous murders; this keeps readers on edge, but may be a bit much for younger readers. Reed has done an excellent job of developing his characters. Murphy is sort of a maverick, and doesn’t follow rules, so that adds to the suspense as to whether he will be able to keep investigating or be taken off the case. The team of Murphy and Blanchard works well and both are likeable and seem to be real, rather than fictional.

The Jack Murphy Thriller series is a good one for die-hard thriller fans. The scenarios are quite believable; Reed seems to be able to know what the murderer is thinking and how he would react to what is happening in the novel.

Recommended for those who like to be on the edge of their seats; this is a good series.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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