Publication Date: February 22,
Genre: Crime Fiction
Publisher: Our Noir
Buy: Paperback | Kindle
DIG UP THE PAST. PAY THE PRICE. For Louis Kincaid and his lover, female
detective Joe Frye, the present and the past collide when they team up to
find out what happened to Jean Brandt, who was reported missing by her
husband from their Michigan farmhouse in 1981. Jean's daughter Amy, only
five at the time, has been plagued by dream-like memories of a violent
killing, and it is assumed that the murder she has seen is her mother's.
But as Amy's veracity as a witness is put to the test, Louis and Joe
realize that the details of her visions are not consistent with the
evidence—in particular, the time period during which Jean was killed. A
strange question emerges: Whose murder did Amy really see?
I'm doing my best to get through some of the paperbacks that have been
piling up around my house that people have either given me or I found in a
free little library somewhere. This is one of them.
I've never read a Louis Kincaid novel and when I started it I didn't
realize it was the 9th book in the series. The story is stand alone
but Louis Kincaids history is not. Once a cop, he lost his badge
after an altercation that left another officer dead. I don't know much
beyond that but I know that people don't like him. He is now a PI in
Florida but this case brings him back to Michigan. With the help of
his girlfriend who has recently relocated to Michigan for a job he
discovers a young woman who may have witnessed the death of her mother at
the hands of her violent and deranged husband. Amy's mother has never been
found but the farmhouse where she lived with her is in shambles and Amy
keeps having flashbacks of a brutal death.
With an old detective from the area who was having an affair with the
missing woman and Amy's father out of jail this is a race to find a body
and discover what Amy knows. Fast paced, intriguing this book made me want
to go back and read some of the other books in this series and then keep
going. Louis Kincaid is layered character who was raised in foster care
after his mother died. His mother was black his father white, and he
has a few half siblings as well that he hasn't seen since he was a child.
Finding out where you are from plays a big role in this book and
leaves me wondering if he will get around to finding his father and if his
father even knew of his existence.
There are a lot of moving pieces to this story and it may have been better
to know more history on the characters but it worked fine as a stand
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