The focus of my blog is to review book series and not individual novels. But writers are going to continue writing novels within a series even after I have done my review, so I plan on reviewing the individual novels as they come into circulation. Husband and wife team, Casey Hill, have recently added book #7, Endgame to the Reilly Steel series.
The Reilly Steel series had originally started out as a forensic thriller/suspense series, but recently with the last book in the series, Aftermath, and now with Endgame, the Hills have turned the series into a mystery, which is somewhat of a disappoint to me because I prefer thrillers. The mystery in Endgame is to find the killer of Graham Hackett, a teen hurling player that had been bludgeoned to death in his family’s home. The murder took place not long after a celebratory drunken teen party ended at the family estate. Investigation into the murder is complicated by the fact that one of the partyers and close friend of Hackett, Holly Glynn had been sexually assaulted while leaving the party. Are the two related and if so how?
For those of you that have read Aftermath, you know that Steel is pregnant. Well in Endgame, she is very pregnant and is having a tough time dealing with the impending birth especially while involved in a case with such a young victim. At the same time she is comprehending on how she feels about the two men in her life, the father of her child and her fellow co-worker.
Though Endgame may not have all the chills and thrills that I love, it does make for an entertaining and cozy read. The forensics is relatively mundane except for an interesting tidbit on the genetics of twins. Unless you are following the personal story line, Endgame could be read as a standalone.
To learn more about the series check out the Reilly Steel series.