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Allison Brennan

Autor/a de Speak No Evil

83+ obres 10,447 Membres 423 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Allison Brennan was born in 1969 in California. She is an American bestselling writer of romantic thriller novels. Her writing includes the Lucy Kincaid series, the F. B. I. Trilogy and the Predator Series. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and International mostra'n més Thiller Writers. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Allison Brennan

Speak No Evil (2007) 533 exemplars
The Prey (2005) 515 exemplars
Fear No Evil (2007) 426 exemplars
Killing Fear (2008) 425 exemplars
See No Evil (2007) 412 exemplars
The Kill (2006) 390 exemplars
The Hunt (2006) 386 exemplars
Sudden Death (2009) 368 exemplars
Playing Dead (2008) 355 exemplars
Tempting Evil (2008) 343 exemplars
Notorious (2014) 316 exemplars
Original Sin (2010) 310 exemplars
Kiss Me, Kill Me (2011) 293 exemplars
Fatal Secrets (2009) 288 exemplars
Silenced (2012) 260 exemplars
Cutting Edge (2009) 248 exemplars
Stalked (2012) 230 exemplars
The Sorority Murder (2021) 201 exemplars
The Third to Die (2020) 201 exemplars
Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid Novels) (2013) 184 exemplars
Carnal Sin (2010) 178 exemplars
Compulsion (2015) 171 exemplars
Stolen (2013) 169 exemplars
Dead Heat (2014) 137 exemplars
Shattered (2017) 127 exemplars
No Good Deed (2015) 127 exemplars
Abandoned (2018) 126 exemplars
If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid) (2011) 125 exemplars
Best Laid Plans (2015) 124 exemplars
Reckless (novella) (2013) 111 exemplars
Poisonous (2016) 108 exemplars
What You Can't See (3-in-1 Anthology) (2007) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
The Lost Girls (2016) 106 exemplars
Don't Open the Door (2023) 102 exemplars
North of Nowhere (2023) 89 exemplars
Make Them Pay (2017) 86 exemplars
Seven Girls Gone (2023) 84 exemplars
Too Far Gone (2018) 74 exemplars
Breaking Point (2018) 73 exemplars
Nothing to Hide (2019) 72 exemplars
Crash and Burn (2013) 56 exemplars
Maximum Exposure (2014) 51 exemplars
The Missing Witness (2024) 38 exemplars
Hit and Run (2014) 24 exemplars
Sweet Dreams Boxed Set (2015) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Missing: A 3-In-1 Collection (2022) 17 exemplars
Killing Justice (3-in-1) (2012) — Autor — 15 exemplars
36 Hours (2013) 15 exemplars
Frosted [novella] (2015) 14 exemplars
Lost and Found (2016) 14 exemplars
Mortal Sin (2014) 13 exemplars
Storm Warning (novella) (2019) 13 exemplars
No Way Out (novella) (2020) 12 exemplars
Ghostly Justice (novella) (2011) 11 exemplars
Deliver Us From Evil (novella) (2017) 10 exemplars
Mirror Mirror (2021) 2 exemplars
No Plotters Allowed 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Blood Lite II: Overbite (2010) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Love Is Murder (2012) — Col·laborador — 181 exemplars
Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology (2008) — Col·laborador — 173 exemplars
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Col·laborador — 157 exemplars
Entangled (Anthology 10-in-1) (2011) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Odd Partners: An Anthology (2019) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection (2015) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Guns and Roses (10-in-1 Anthology) (2012) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas (2017) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Elk Grove, California, USA
Llocs de residència
San Carlos, California, USA
Chatsworth, California, USA
Sacramento, California, USA
Elk Grove, California, USA
University of Santa Cruz
political campaigns
country club hostess
administrative assistant
legislative consultant
mother (mostra-les totes 8)
public policy career with California State Legislature
Romance Writers of America
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Novelists, Inc.
Horror Writers Association
Kimberly Whalen (Trident Media Group)
Dan Conaway (Writer's House)
Biografia breu
Allison Brennan (born September 29, 1969) is an American best-selling writer of romantic thriller novels. Her first book was published in 2005.

Brennan was born in San Carlos, California. In 1987, she graduated from Menlo School in Atherton, California, and attended college at UC Santa Cruz from 1987 to 1989, working as a legislative consultant in the California State Legislature from 1992 to 2005. In 1993, she married Dan Brennan, and they had five children. She currently resides in Elk Grove, California.

As of 2012, Brennan has published numerous novels, five of which are found in over 1000 libraries and have been translated into Japanese, Norwegian, German, Spanish, French and Italian. Most of her books have been New York Times best-sellers.



I will read almost any book written by Allison Brennan. She tends to write books as part of series and I’ve read most of them. I’m enjoying the concept of the FBI Mobile Team. The characters are great and the building relationship between Matt and Kara is interesting. Kara is kind of a flawed character, but that informs her strategy for solving crime.
lrobe190 | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Apr 4, 2024 |
I have always wanted to read one of Allison Brennan's novels so I jumped into the fifth book in her Quinn & Costa series, The Missing Witness. While it can be difficult to join an established series without having read the previous books, I was able to catch up, though it did take awhile to place all the characters relationships.

The book begins with LAPD Detective Kara Quinn returning to Los Angeles to testify against a dangerous human trafficker she went undercover to catch. Kara Quinn has been on loan to the FBI in Washington DC where she works closely with Agent Matt Costa, and with whom she has a more than collegial relationship.

Kara is eager to testify, and threats against her life by the trafficker's people have given her LAPD and FBI colleagues concerns about her safety. When the trafficker is shot and killed on his way into the courthouse, there is one witness to the killing- Amy, a civilian IT consultant who has been working undercover to get information on white collar financial crimes that may implicate people high up in the city government as well as the trafficker.

Amy disappears following the killing, and there are questions as to whether she is a witness or the killer. Quinn and Costa and Quinn's former unit in the LAPD have to work together to find Amy and unravel the white crime syndicate that has now turned to murder to protect their secrets.

Brennan does a good job explaining the complicated scheme that involves nonprofit organizations that have contracts with the city to build housing for unhoused people, and the web of deceit that has created millionaires out of people high up in the government and their family members.

There are some truly tense scenes in this fast-paced novel, including a few shoot-outs, a rooftop chase, and Kara racing away on a motorcycle from killers on her trail. I was biting my nails on these scenes.

I found it interesting how Brennan built her story around a real world problem, the homeless issue, and dealt with it from the perspective of people living in the middle of it. She clearly did her research on it. (Here is a link to an essay Allison Brennan wrote about this.)

For people who have read the previous Quinn & Costa novels, they will no doubt enjoy seeing what their favorite characters have been up to in the interim, and there are a few surprises for them. After reading The Missing Witness, I will be looking the first four books in the series- Kara Quinn is a badass.
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bookchickdi | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 11, 2024 |



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