AUTHOR: JOSH LANYON
SERIES: ALL’S FAIR, #3
GENRES/ SUBJECTS: LGBTQIA (M/M), CRIME/ MYSTERY, CONTEMPORARY
Ex–FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot’s hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn’t acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again—thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner’s gruesome mission.
When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it’s the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him.
The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor—but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer’s twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time.
📖 Lanyon’s books are a bit of a guilty pleasure, sometimes they can be quite generic but there’s usually an interesting mystery and appealing characters.
👮 I liked the main characters in this series – FBI Agent Tucker Lance and Ex-Agent turned Professor Elliott Mills – a lot, I think they’re a memorable addition to Lanyon’s casts of sleuthing couples. This installment – the third in the series – does a could job of developing characters from the previous books and ratcheting up the stakes and the tension. The story is a little different from the others because Elliot spends a lot more time on his own, and under extreme stress so we see more of his personality come through.
🎓 I would maybe have liked Elliot’s area of study as a teacher to have been worked in somehow and I did feel like the very last plot detail (with Corian’s mother) was shoved in at the end a little hastily. The final threat to Elliot and Tucker could have probably made for another interesting story if properly fleshed out.
❤ Overall I really enjoyed this story. I’d love to read further books in this series if Lanyon decides to write them, but this one felt like a good wrap-up to their story.
A copy of this book was provided to me by NetGalley. This had not affected my opinions or review.