Detective Lauren Riley risks her life to close the book for good on a killer who's never paid for his crimes.
When cold case detective Lauren Riley returns to work after being stabbed by a fellow police officer, it's clear that her troubles are far from over. The body of a young woman has been found in the same woods as a murder victim from one of Lauren's most horrifying cases. It doesn't take long for Lauren to be back at square one confronting David Spencer, the quietly deranged man she could never prove was a killer. Lauren convinces the police chief to put together a task force to uncover the connections between the brutal slaying of both women and the murder of two cops. But things go south quickly, forcing Lauren into a deadly game that she can't afford to lose. (Summary via Goodreads)
Okay before I even begin to tell you what I thought about A Means to an End by Lissa Marie Redmond I am going to go on record and say that there should be TWO disclaimers listed in the beginning of the book. The first should state that the reader should be forewarned when reading this book that when they get to just past the middle of the book, you will NOT want to stop reading until you get to the end. And then they should also state to the reader that when they get to the very last page in this book, they will feel A LOT of emotions and need to be left alone for a short time after closing the book to get their emotions in check before going on with their regular lifestyle.
A Means to an End is the third book in her Cold Case Investigation Mystery series and, boy, does Redmond know how to capture the readers attention immediately and keep a strong hold on you until the very end.....and even then, the reader is left wanting more !! And that is especially true with this third book because of the way Redmond ends the story....
Lauren Riley is obsessed with David Spencer, who she helped get away with murder !! She didn't intend to and didn't know what she was thinking when this all happened way back in the first book in this series, A Cold Day in Hell. And her obsession boils over in A Means to an End and she will do whatever it takes to put him in jail where he belongs. Unfortunately Lauren sees red when it comes to David Spencer and no matter what her partner Reese and everyone else says and does, she feels she has to do this alone !!
I would tell you more about Lauren and what happens in this story but I do not want to give ANYHING away and I feel like I might if I keep typing !! I really cannot say enough to encourage you to read this book. I honestly think that if you are a fan of this series or this author, it is a given that you will read it. However if you aren't a fan of either you will be once you read one of these books. You will have to read all of them and like me, Redmond will be on your list of authors to following and books to read. I cannot wait to see what happens with Lauren in the fourth book........
Review by Missi M.