Review: The Deepest Wound (Jack Murphy Thriller #3) by Rick Reed

Print Length: 360 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Underground (April 26, 2016)

From Killing Has Become A Team Sport. To Win The Game, Detective Jack Murphy Will Have To Identify All The Players--Whatever The Cost.

The body parts of a young woman have shown up in the town landfill and homicide detective Jack Murphy is on the case. But when the victim's identity is revealed, the horrific crime takes an even darker and far more personal turn. Nina Parsons was not only a deputy prosecutor, but the rumored lover of the man Jack's ex-wife is about to marry: the Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Now Jack must battle not just his own fears and demons, but the political interference that ensues as he fights with all he has to expose the greed and power that can drive even good men to commit evil acts. 


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Let me being by saying that although this is book three in a series, as a reader I had no problem jumping in and understanding the main characters. 

This is one of those books that you want to LOVE - but it just seems like there is something missing. There were some details that seemed implausible, and some parts that fell a little flat in delivery, but on the whole it was a gripping story. 

For most of the book, I felt that there was almost too much going on, to the point where I found myself having to go back and re-read certain passages to make sure I had everything straight. This is definitely one of those stories that would be better as either a movie series, or a television series where you can SEE the action as it unfolds rather than reading it. There was a lot of action - and even a good sense of whodunit and why. And I will say that I was pleased by the surprise ending, it was certainly not what I had expected!  

All things considered - if you enjoy a decently written police procedure or a thriller novel that will keep you guessing - then I would recommend this novel for you. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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