The Missing Witness by Allison Brennan
Well Researched and Wonderfully Written
I must express my renewed admiration for Allison Brennan, as I found myself thoroughly enjoying “The Missing Witness.” Being a long-time fan who has sporadically delved into her works, this novel, the 5th installment in the Quinn & Costa series, proved to be a delightful one-day read. Despite not having read the preceding books, the narrative was engaging, and any missed backstory only heightened my eagerness to explore the series from the beginning – I’ve already acquired the first book.
The storyline revolves around a gripping case of human trafficking, where the accused meets a tragic end, and the key witness vanishes. While the plot is undeniably compelling, what truly captivated me was the poignant opening. Allison Brennan skillfully portrays the harsh realities of homelessness and drug addiction, delivering a narrative that feels uncomfortably real. This raw depiction resonated deeply, drawing me into the story with an authentic and impactful touch.
I extend my gratitude to Harlequin Trade Publishing, MIRA, and NetGalley for granting me access to an eARC of “The Missing Witness.” The experience was both enlightening and enjoyable, reaffirming my appreciation for Allison Brennan’s storytelling prowess.