The Last Sin
by KL Murphy
on Tour March 13 - April 14, 2017
Detective Mike Cancini has seen some dark days, but his skills are put to the test when a priest is discovered, brutally murdered in a run-down church in Washington, D.C. The man who discovered the body is none other than Cancini's longtime friend and confidant, Father Joe Rossi. The murdered priest, Father Matthew Holland, was adored by the congregation, and it seems clear that this was a crime of opportunity in a deteriorating neighborhood. However, Cancini soon learns some shocking details from the church secretary, and begins to suspect that Father Holland was not as saintly as he may have appeared. This new information leads to a trail of bribes and decades of corruption polluting the church. Cancini must confront his own struggles with his faith and uncover the truth of the conspiracy before more people are killed.
In this latest Detective Mike Cancini mystery, Father Holland returns to his roots with dreams of improving the lives of those in his old neighborhood. His to-do list catalogs the improvements he will make to the church from repairs to the stain glass to landscaping, only he's murdered. He gets an anonymous tip to "follow the money" and does just that. A key character and potential source of information is Cancini's friend and father-figure, Father Rossi. Bound by the sanctity of the confessional, Rossi isn't talking. Unfortunately, someone thinks he knows something and he becomes the next target - Cancini takes that personally.
This was a compelling read - I had a hard time putting it down. The pace was steady and the twists and turns kept coming. Detective Mike Cancini is complex and in this story he deals with jealousy of Rossi's relationship with Holland, his feelings for his father, his avoidance of romantic commitment, and his ambivalence toward religion since his mother's death. The multiple subplots create distraction and, while the resolution makes sense, it is not easily predictable. If you like suspense, you will not be disappointed, but don't plan on reading it a little at at time - it's addicting. This is my first in the series, but won't be my last. THE LAST SIN can easily be read as a standalone.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
Genre: Mystery & Detective / Police ProceduralPublished by: Witness ImpulsePublication Date: March 2014Number of Pages: 304ISBN: 9780062491633Series: Detective Cancini Mysteries #3
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K.L. MURPHY was born in Key West, Florida, the eldest of four children in a military family. She has worked as a freelance writer for several regional publications in Virginia, and is the author of A Guilty Mind and Stay of Execution. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, four children, and two very large, very hairy dogs.
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