Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Kept Me Guessing

 Intimate Relations (Finn O'Brien Crime Thrillers Book 4) by [Rebecca Forster]

I finished reading Rebecca Forster's Intimate Relations (Finn O'brien, #4) I read this book out of order as I missed the last release, but it did not take anything away from the story. She wrote it well enough to pick up, and make you want to go back and read Finn's other stories so you can find out about his ex wife--who makes a scathing appearance.

You can purchase it on sale right now on Amazon, and it's free to read in KU. Intimate Relations
A woman in a window. A cop out of his element. A crime of unimaginable passion.

It's two in the morning when a domestic disturbance brings Finn O'Brien to an artists' colony on the frayed edges of the City of Angels. Housed in an abandoned brewery, the concrete fortress looms like a dystopian portal to hell. Inside the detective finds a bizarre gathering of Los Angeles elites, a man in a rage, and a young woman beaten to death, her face obliterated.
As he hunts a killer, Finn finds himself in a surreal world where art and science create strange bedfellows, money and desire birth shameful descendants, and the deadliest relationships of all are the most intimate.

My Review:
Rebecca has a way with words and this book did not disappoint. There are a few quotes in the book that I loved...

"The Matchmaker in my Irish Village once told me that people who are quick to walk away are the ones that never intended to stay." Finn O'Brien

"Paul said this was a straight out, wham, bam, thank you ma'am, you're dead." Cori Anderson

And my favorite because it's so true right now...
"Because she could. Because it's an experience. Because she's a mean girl and high school is now the whole world." Cori Anderson

This book was a mystery from the start as to who killed Roxanna Masha Novika. The end of the book made my hairs stand on end. The quirky creative village that the artists lived in was quiet and entertaining. The weirdness of walking into Emi and Enver's building was out of a horror film. A secret society is found. As well as a small creepy man that keeps disappearing. Who's behind the death? Who most wanted Roxanna dead? There are hidden surprises throughout the book. I love that about Rebecca's stories, there are always some fun finds! 

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