In One of Ours, author Lynn-Steven Johanson crafts an exhilarating mystery that follows the astute Chicago detective, Joe Erickson, as he delves into a complex cold case on the verge of retirement for Captain Vincenzo. However, when the captain himself falls victim to a fatal shooting, the stakes are raised, and Joe, alongside his partner Sam, find themselves embroiled in a web of intrigue and deception that expands far beyond a single murder. With each new revelation, the line between coincidence and connection blurs, leaving the detectives—and the readers—questioning who can truly be trusted.
A must-read for aficionados of the mystery and true crime genres, One of Ours deftly keeps readers on the edge of their seats as Johanson skillfully unravels the layers of suspense and uncertainty. Just when you think you have solved the enigma of Captain Vincenzo’s murder or connected the dots, the narrative takes an unexpected twist, challenging your assumptions and inviting you to delve deeper into the investigation.
While the novel’s third-person narrative may prevent readers from fully immersing themselves in Erickson’s perspective, it does offer a comprehensive view of the unfolding events. This storytelling choice, though somewhat distancing, does not detract from the overall impact of the novel. The introduction of Joe’s life partner, Destiny, and glimpses into the personal lives of the characters add depth to the story and enrich the investigative process.
One of Ours is a compelling and engaging true crime novel that will captivate readers with its intricate plot and well-crafted suspense. Highly recommended for those seeking a thrilling literary experience that challenges their deductive skills and keeps them guessing until the very end.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this 4th book from Lynn-Steven Johanson. My husband was a college roommate of Lynn and we grew up in the same area of Iowa. I’m thrilled that he switched from writing plays to novels as that is my ‘thing’! All 4 of his novels are great! The first one was a bit unsettling to me because I was familiar with all of the surrounding towns that he referenced in the book. To have them included in his book was really cool! You won’t be disappointed reading all of Lynn’s books. Enjoy!!
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