An assistant district attorney is shot at point blank range while doing yoga. Then a judge is bludgeoned to death in a park. Detective Fournier suspects that the killer is someone with a grudge against the justice system but can she stop them before they strike again?
What They Saw is the 6th police procedural and crime thriller book to feature Detective Jo Fournier and her team.
Members of the justice system are being killed and it seems that there are more targets. Jo and her team need to frantically uncover potential suspects and their motives in order to catch the killer. The book is written most from Jo’s perspective but we contrast this with the killer’s viewpoint which ramps up the tension as we see their plans and actions.
The death scenes are vivid but not particularly graphic. There is some forensic detail although it is delivered in an objective way. There are plenty of suspects to investigate and all have motive, opportunity or both. Jo begins to fear for members of her own team as she anticipates the next death. The action is quite fast paced as the investigation speeds along and the tension builds.
What They Saw is a great addition to the series and I enjoyed the tense investigation.
I have previously read and reviewed books 1-3 and 5 (The Dancing Girls, Taken to the Grave, Her Daughter’s Grave and Her Silent Prayer).
Title: What They Saw
Publication Day: Nov 16th 2022
Author: M.M. Chouinard
Buy Links: https://geni.us/B0BG6DPP6Bsocial
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?
From USA Today bestseller M.M. Chouinard, What They Saw is an utterly addictive serial killer thriller that will keep you reading into the early hours! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Gregg Olsen.
M.M. Chouinard is the author of the Detective Jo Fournier mystery thrillers, and the standalone mystery thriller The Vacation. Her first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity’s sake, she released them.
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