Thanks to the always amazing Minotaur Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
WE WERE KILLERS ONCE – Becky Masterman
This is book 4 in the Brigid Quinn series.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
This was my introduction to Becky Masterman and the Brigid Quinn series. I had heard some good things and was immediately intrigued when I read the synopsis. Who here has read Truman Capote’s IN COLD BLOOD? Well, this brings to question, what if there was a third killer that was never caught in those horrific murders? Having loved that book and the film CAPOTE I needed this in my life.
Jerry Beaufort is released from prison and is hoping to get on with his life, but he knows there’s a piece of paper out there that could ruin his life of freedom. His quest to find this written confession from Dick Hickok – one of those convicted for the horrific murders of the Walker family – he crosses paths with retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn and her husband Carlo, former priest turned professor. Little does Carlo know, this written confession is hidden away in his things from when he was a prison chaplain.
There were some parts where it felt a little slower for me, but otherwise I loved how unique this premise was. Taking a true crime novel that is a classic and adding a new spin on it with some what-ifs that would completely change things. I feel like this could be read as a standalone, but I want to go back and read the earlier books in the series. I also think you’ll be just fine starting this even if you haven’t read IN COLD BLOOD because the author does a great job setting up that information for you. Now I want to go back and pick up Truman Capote again!