BOOK REVIEW: NO GOOD DEEDS
Tess Monaghan is a P.I. who works in Baltimore. She is also a consultant to a local newspaper and one of the main things on her mind right now is the unsolved murder of a federal prosecutor, Gregory Youssef.
Tess Monaghan's boyfriend, Crowe, often did good deeds and helped to deliver food to the shelters. One night he noticed his tire was slashed. A young black teen offered to help Crowe change the tire. The young man told Crowe that he was not involved in the slashing. Crowe, being the good deeder that he was, brought the young troubled kid home because he didn't want him to spend the cold nights on the street and needed something to eat.
While in the home of Tess and Crowe, the teen acted very odd when he heard the name of Youssef mentioned. Tess began to wonder if the teen knew something about the murder of Youssef. She didn't have to wonder very long because the teen disappeared and attempted to steal her laptop and car. She was now certain that he knew something about the murder.
What happens next turns out to be a nightmare for Tess. She does find the teen but agrees to protect him after one of his friends is killed in a case of mistaken identity. Her boyfriend, Crowe, and the teen go into hiding - even Tess does not know where they have gone.
Tess soon realizes that she is really caught in the middle of trying to protect the teen and her loyalty to Crowe and at the same time afraid for her own safety.
How far will the federal agents go to get to the teen?
Laura Lippman has written another winner. She does an excellent job of making each character play a significant part in the story as she weaves it together toward the end result. The author starts the book with suspense right at the beginning and it does not let up throughout the book. If you are a fan of Laura Lippman this book will not disappoint you. Laura Lippman just keeps getting better with each new novel she writes.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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