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A Good Killing | by Allison Leotta

A Good Killing

A Good Killing by Allison Leotta
(Touchstone, 2015, 320 pages)

A Good Killing by Allison Leotta is the fourth novel in the Anna Curtis series. Anna Curtis is a federal sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC. In A Good Killing, Anna receives a disturbing phone call from an old friend in her hometown of Holly Grove, MI. Anna’s sister, Jody, is the lead suspect in the death of Holly Grove’s beloved football coach, Owen Fowler. Anna returns home to defend her innocent sister who may not be so innocent after all. Coach Fowler may not have deserved all the honors and respect that he’s been given over the years.

A Good Killing is the first book that I’ve read by Allison Leotta. I didn’t realize that Anna Curtis was a series. A Good Killing can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

I was interested in this book because the book cover mentions that Allison Leotta is a female John Grisham. Unfortunately, I didn’t care for the subject matter of this book. I should have gotten a clue when I read that Leotta was a federal sex crimes prosecutor in Washington, DC for twelve years. The book is well-written, but I don’t think that I will be picking up any other novels by Leotta.

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