Unpunished (A Gardiner and Renner Novel) by Lisa Black

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Unpunished (A Gardiner and Renner Novel)Unpunished by Lisa Black
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Maggie Gardiner is a forensic investigator who gets a call to a new case where a copy editor from the local newspaper is found hanging above the newspaper assembly line. Maggie has her suspicions about the apparent suicide and soon the evidence begins to point to the death actually being a murder.

Maggie finds herself teamed up to solve the case with Jack Renner, a homicide cop with an enormous secret that Maggie stumbled upon in the past. In the past Jack had taken his skills as a homicide detective and turned into a vigilante taking justice into his own hands until Maggie discovered his secret. Now this duo must team up together to solve the murder before the killer strikes again.

Unpunished is the second book in the Gardiner and Renner series. I actually didn’t realize this was an ongoing series when I first picked up the book to read and will say that a bit of my problem with the story came with feeling a bit left out having not read the first book with the history between this pair. Eventually their story is revealed but I think I would have been a lot more invested had I known it going into the book so in the end I decided to rate this one 3.5 stars just due to the slow start for me to become engaged in the story. Otherwise the book is an interesting story to follow along while the detectives try to solve the murders and find their killer.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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