BOOK REVIEW: The Final Deception by Heather Graham

Title: The Final Deception
Author: Heather Graham
Publication: March 31, 2020
Publisher:  Harlequin
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Pages: 304

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

How do you confront a threat that is hiding in plain sight? FBI agent Craig Frasier and psychologist Kieran Finnegan hunt a serial killer with a too-close connection to Finnegan’s Pub in this explosive thriller, the latest story in the New York Confidential series

It was one of Kieran’s most chilling cases: her assessment of a murderer known as the Fireman. There was no doubt that the man was dangerous and needed to be locked away for his gruesome acts. Now Craig is called to a crime scene that matches the killer’s methods, and news breaks that the Fireman has escaped prison.

Amid a citywide manhunt, Kieran and Craig need to untangle a web of deceit, privilege and greed. They begin to suspect there is a new threat stalking the streets of Manhattan. Either those closest to the killer have been drawn into his evil, or someone is using another man’s madness and cruelty to disguise their crimes.

When their investigation brings the danger right to the doorstep of Finnegan’s Pub, Kieran and Craig will have to be smarter and bolder than ever before, because this time it’s personal, and they have everything to lose. 

REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Heather Graham is a well known for her detective thrillers, and yet I had never heard of her. Shame on me! The Final Deception follows Kieran and Craig, him an FBI agent, her a psychologist, as they hunt an escaped serial killer.

This book was so different. While it was a story about an escaped convict, it was more so a psychological thriller with some crime fighting. I really loved how it was more about Kieran and trying to figure out the motive behind the crime than the crime itself. It was very realistic with how they ran the investigation and interviews. I feel like Graham definitely does her research to get realism.

Usually this is the time I would point out the things I did not like about the book, but honestly I can’t think of any. The characters were well thought out and descriptive. The story flowed smoothly and gave you little pieces of the puzzle slowly so you could try and figure out what was happening on your own along the way. I devoured this book in a little over 24 hours. So honestly, not much I could say but praise.

Heather Graham is right up there at the level I hold Lisa Gardner, which is pretty high on the detective crime novel writings. The Final Deception was unique, fiery, inventive, dark, and bloody! If you love a great… no a fantastic… detective crime novel, pick up The Final Deception by Heather Graham. You will not be disappointed.

STAR RATING: 5/5

Pick up your copy of The Final Deception by Heather Graham on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and check your local bookstore. Make sure you add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can check out more from author Heather Graham on her website here.

About Kristin Downer

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