Monday, January 29, 2024

Review Tour + #Giveaway: And the Devil Walks Away by Kevin R. Doyle @GoddessFish

And the Devil Walks Away

by Kevin R. Doyle

GENRE: Mystery


Helen Lipscomb seemingly has nowhere to go but down. Cashiered from the force, ostracized by most of her former acquaintances, and with no real connections left to the community, she's been getting by as a sort of unofficial investigator, doing piecework for various lawyers and bail bondsmen. Her former life as a homicide detective seems far behind her until a notorious serial killer, locked away and facing the death penalty, offers her the challenge of a lifetime. Not to prove his innocence, but to prove him guilty of even more murders than the authorities suspect, murders for which another convicted man, several states away, is taking credit.

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Huh?” The beginnings of a headache developed as she tried to follow the lawyer’s logic.

Every day that we’d spend in motions, hearings, or actual trial, were we to get so lucky, would be one extra day that Mr. Benson’s part of the news. Do you have any idea what the publicity of the last few years has done to his various companies’ stock valuations? Not to mention their overall bottom line?”

I get it,” Helen said, leaning back in the chair. “Don’t want the entire thing to go down the rabbit hole, right?”


You’re not going to try to get him out at some point, are you?” she asked.

I would if I could,” Conroy said, “and please don’t look so shocked. You know how the game’s played as well as anyone. Probably better than most. It’s my job to get my client the best deal I can. Even so,” he shook his head, “some sort of freedom, any certain number of years, would be too much even for me to pull off. No, Leo Benson, minus all his billions of dollars, is going to spend the rest of his life, however long that may be, in either this prison or one very similar.”

So what you’re after is getting rid of the death penalty,” Helen said.

Conroy nodded. “Both here and, if it ever gets to that, in Colorado. And that’s where you come in.”

My Review:

Helen Lipscomb used to be a homicide detective. She is out of work at the moment taking odd jobs related to her past experience as a homicide detective. Helen is hired by a man in prison who wants her to prove him guilty of his crimes and more. Why would anyone want to be proven guilty of committing a crime that he didn’t do?

This question and more are what kept me hanging on page after page as I raced to the end to find all the answers to my questions. The suspense kept me hanging on as well.

There were plenty of twists and turns that held my interest from beginning to end. Some of them were very surprising I never once suspected what was happening until it they were revealed.

The descriptions were so well done to the point that I couldn’t stop reading. I couldn’t have laid it down if I had wanted to as I had to know how it all would come out in the end. I couldn’t read fast enough to want to know it all but then at the same time I didn’t want it to end as I very much enjoy reading books written by Kevin R. Doyle and can’t wait to read more by this author.

I highly recommend any and all books written by Kevin R. Doyle! Grab a copy of And the Devil Walks Away today!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A high-school teacher, former college instructor, and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The GroupWhen You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022. The fourth Sam Quinton book, Clean Win, will be released in March of 2023.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

We appreciate you reading and reviewing this book!

Marcy Meyer said...

This sounds like a good mystery. Thanks for sharing.

Kevin R. Doyle said...

Good morning. Thanks for your kind words concerning my book. I'll be checking in periodically during the day for any questions people have. I appreciate you taking part in the tour.

Ljhfike said...

This sounds like a wonderful read!

Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the review.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book.

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Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one