Sunday, December 25, 2016

The 4th Man

The 4th Man by Lisa Gardner
Penguin Publishing Group: 12/27/16
eBook review copy; 76 pages
ISBN-13: 9781101986325

The 4th Man by Lisa Gardner is a highly recommended police procedural short story featuring FBI Profiler Pierce Quincy, Officer Rainie Conner, and Detective D. D. Warren.

Quincy and Rainie agree to look at a cold case for D. D. Warren and see if they can build a case against one of the three suspects. Five years ago a young college student was found strangled in the stairwell of a college library. There were no signs of a sexual assault, no physical evidence left behind, and no witnesses. The only obvious thing missing were her white sneakers. There are three definite suspects, her boyfriend and two security guards, but is there an unidentified fourth man? 

Gardner gives us a well-written short story here with favorite characters. Included in the eBook short is an excerpt from her new novel, Right Behind You. The only drawback is that this is a very short story, but it is satisfying to follow the clues as they reach a resolution to the cold case.

Disclosure: My advanced reading copy was courtesy of the Penguin Publishing Group.

No comments: