Sara's Review: The Big Fear by Andrew Case
Net Galley / ARC
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Released: April 1, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Length: 274 pages
Format: ebook , paperback, audiobook
It’s August in New York, and the steaming garbage littering the streets isn’t the only thing that stinks.
Civilian investigator Leonard Mitchell can keep his job as the new head of the Department to Investigate Misconduct and Corruption only by successfully prosecuting veteran cop Ralph Mulino.
Mulino shot an armed man on a dark night; he didn’t know the man was a fellow cop. Now, to keep his badge and his freedom, he has to make his case to the investigator. But the gun Mulino saw in his victim’s hand has disappeared.
As Mitchell digs deeper into Mulino’s claim, it becomes clear that the “misconduct and corruption” infecting New York City go far beyond the actions of one allegedly dirty cop. Murder and sabotage force Mulino and Mitchell into an uneasy partnership to uncover the truth and protect the city they are both sworn to serve.
Assuming, of course, they can stay alive…
Five Boundless Stars
I was asked to read and review The Big Fear in exchange for an honest review, I received the title from Net Galley. Originally; this title was supposed to go another reviewer on the Boundless team, but it wound up in my Net Galley shelf. I am so glad that happened. The Big Fear is such an incredibly thrilling crime drama; I was drawn in from the first page! Andrew Case brought the street of New York to life in his writing and transported me there. I could almost feel the heat and humidity, and the panicked rush of trying to escape!
I have never been to New York, and only know it by what I’ve seen on TV, but I feel like I am intimately familiar with the city after reading Case’s book. I have already made planes to purchase a copy for my father in law, and the audio book for myself when it comes out, so I can get my husband to listen to it on our next road trip.
This is a novel that will suck you in and keep you reading long into the night. It’s fast paced, thrilling and so packed with scandal and mystery, I was on the edge of my seat. I loved it!