BOOK REVIEW AND $25 Gift Card GIVEAWAY - Duplicity by Shawn Wilson
by Shawn Wilson
October 31 - November 25, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
This was not the homecoming Brick envisioned.
After the trauma of his last case, and after three months spent recovering in Ireland, life is looking up for newly retired homicide detective Brian (Brick) Kavanagh. Back home in Washington, D.C., a new job shows promise when he’s asked to train criminology students in cold case techniques.
Then he’s off to a whirlwind weekend in Chicago with Nora, an Aer Lingus flight attendant he’d met in Ireland. There he receives shocking news that his former partner’s wife and twin infants have been kidnapped. Brick rushes to D.C. to support Ron, the man who’s always had his back—but as days pass, Brick questions how well he really knows this man.
Brick’s cold case—the unsolved hit-and-run death of a college student—is heating up. Brick finds gaping holes in the original investigation. Is it possible diplomatic immunity granted someone a “get-out-of-jail-free card”?
Meanwhile, Ron’s family tragedy unfolds in a most bizarre manner, and the escalating cold case points to D.C. corruption at the highest level. Things are getting complicated . . . very complicated . . . and dangerous.
Praise for Duplicity:
"...it’s a cracking good time. One doesn’t have to be a mystery fan to relish this."
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Duplicity is a compelling read with depth and a protagonist you’ll want to spend more time with. I’ll be first in line to see what’s next for Brick Kavanagh!”
David Putnam, bestselling author of the Bruno Johnson crime series
"...you’re in for an engrossing and entertaining read.”
Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author
"Duplicity is a delightful, twisty thriller featuring a hero it’s impossible not to love… I raced through the pages ‘til three a.m. rooting for him to succeed.”
Matt Witten, author The Necklace
Duplicity is the second in the Brick Kavanagh detective series. While I didn’t read Relentless (book 1), I did not feel like I had huge gaps. This book easily reads as a standalone. After a persona loss and three months in Ireland recovering, Brick is back in DC, trying to figure out his next step then getting sucked into solving a cold case.
I enjoyed this story from start to finish, the plot and description piqued my curiosity. The characters are interesting and well developed. I enjoyed the sub plot of Ron’s wife and twins disappearing with him as the lead suspect. Crime procedural in nature, this book has it all with a final twist you won’t see coming.
I recommend and hope this series continues; I’d love to see what Brick’s next adventure has in store for readers!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Published by: Oceanview Publishing
Publication Date: October 2022
Number of Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781608095100 (ISBN10: 160809510X)
Series: The Brick Kavanagh Series, 2 | Each is a Stand Alone Mystery
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Shawn Wilson is a produced playwright and author of Relentless, the first novel in the Brick Kavanagh mystery series. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from American University in Washington, D.C. and spent over thirty years working for the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Having traveled on five continents, she is very happy to call Chicago home.
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