Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Guilty Knowledge by Linda Griffin @LindaGriffinA @GoddessFish

Guilty Knowledge
by Linda Griffin
GENRE: Mystery, Romantic Suspense


He's a witness. She may be lying. And he's falling in love with her. 

Detectives Jesse Aaron and Camille Farris have no leads in the murder of Rosa Logan when pretty blonde Sariah Brennan claims to have seen the killer—in a vision. Unfortunately the man she identifies is dead—or is he?

Sariah is an unsophisticated small town girl, but her background and her motives are mysterious. Jesse is increasingly convinced that she has guilty knowledge of the crime, even as he finds himself more and more attracted to her. Can he and Camille unravel the web of secrets before the killer strikes again?


 “But it came to you that she was killed by a man with a scar on his neck?” He still had a nagging feeling that she knew something, but surely this wasn’t how.

“Yes. I know how it sounds, but I had to tell you, because there’s another one. If you don’t stop him, he’ll kill her too.”

“Who? Is it you?” She gave a short, surprised laugh. “If it is, we can protect you. You don’t have to be afraid.”

“What are you going to do—to find him?”

He gave her the standard answer: “We’re following up a lot of leads,” and added, “I’ll run this description through the local and NCIC databases and ask her associates if they recognize it.” He picked up his pen again. “Can you describe the scar?”

“A red mark about an inch high.” She touched the left side of her neck. “Here. It was like a C, a backwards C.”

Jesse wrote that down. “Okay. Thanks.” He handed her a card from the holder on the desk. “If you think of anything else, you can call me.” He meant it as a dismissal, but she didn’t leave.

“He…He took one of her fingers in his mouth. After she was dead.”

The hair on the back of his neck prickled, but he remained expressionless. “In his mouth? Which finger?”

“I’m not sure. I think it was her left hand.”

“Were you there?” She must have been. Unless she had a source inside the investigation, in which case someone should be fired, she was an eyewitness. How else could she have known Rosa Logan’s ring finger had teeth marks on it?

My Review:

Detectives Jesse Aaron and Camille Farris are working a murder case but have no leads. A pretty young woman Sariah Brennan walks in one day claiming to have information on the case they are working. Sariah gives them information that only an eye witness could possibly have.

Sariah claims to have seen the murder take place in a vision. Sariah IDs the killer from a mug shot but it turns out the guy she IDs is dead. Sariah is like, that can’t be true there has to be a mistake or maybe he faked his death, documents can be falsified.

Jesse wants to believe Sariah but the way she obtained her information is not creditable. Jesse wonders what Sariah’s story is. What is she trying to accomplish? Is she someone who just wants attention? Her five minutes of fame in the local paper? Jesse decides to stick close with Sariah hoping that she will start to feel bad and give him the truth.

With seeing more of Sariah and following her around Jesse starts to feel something for her. Sariah is a very private and mysterious person. The way Sariah acts at times makes you wonder what she is hiding and why?

Jesse and Sariah are great characters and believable. Linda knows how to make her characters and scenes come to life on the page. You feel as if you know the characters well except for Sariah with her being so private and mysterious but she had this air about her and you just knew that deep down she was probably a good person.   

Guilty Knowledge is a very secretive book that slowly unwinds giving you the story a little at a time just enough to keep you hooked and the pages turning. The mystery and suspense with all the twists and turns alone was enough to keep you awake and racing to the end to see how it all turns out and to find out all Sariah’s secrets.

I would recommend Guilt Knowledge to any who likes a good mystery or suspense book that will keep you on your toes. One click your copy of Guilty Knowledge today!    

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. I began my career as a reference and collection development librarian in the Art and Music Section of the San Diego Public Library and then transferred to the Literature and Languages Section, where I had the pleasure of managing the Central Library’s Fiction collection. Although I also enjoy reading biography, memoir, and history, fiction remains my first love. In addition to the three R’s—reading, writing, and research—I enjoy Scrabble, movies, and travel.

My earliest ambition was to be a “book maker” and I wrote my first story, “Judy and the Fairies,” with a plot stolen from a comic book, at the age of six. I broke into print in college with a story in the San Diego State University literary journal, The Phoenix, but most of my magazine publications came after I left the library to spend more time on my writing

My stories, in every length from short shorts to novellas, have been published in numerous journals, including Eclectica, The Binnacle, The Nassau Review, Orbis, and Thema Literary Journal. Guilty Knowledge is my third novel from The Wild Rose Press. Seventeen Days was published in 2018 and The Rebound Effect in 2019.

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Linda Griffin said...

Thank you for the great review and for hosting the giveaway. I'll be in and out during the day, but I'll do my best to answer any questions.

Bernie Wallace said...

The book sounds very interesting. I hope that it is a success.

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt and review.

Linda Griffin said...

Thank you, Bernie!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading!

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway and I like the excerpt. :)

Linda Griffin said...

Hi, Cali. Thank you!

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a great read.

Linda Griffin said...

Thank you, Debbie.

James Robert said...

Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

Linda Griffin said...

Thanks for dropping by, James.

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one

Linda Griffin said...

Thank you, Susan. Abigail Owen did the cover. I love her work.

Jan Sikes said...

What a wonderful review, Linda! This looks like an intriguing read! Thank you for hosting, Avid Reader!

Linda Griffin said...

Thank you, Jan!

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for the review! Looks like you were really invested!

Linda Griffin said...

Thanks for dropping by, Andra.

Victoria Scott said...

Thanks for sharing! Sounds great!

Linda Griffin said...

Thanks again, Victoria.