We Were Killers Once is the fourth book in this series featuring retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn, but I haven't read any of the earlier books.
The book takes a twist on the murders of the Clutter family so famously recounted in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. What if there was a third person involved?
Were Perry Smith and Richard Hickock responsible to the murder of the Walker family in Sarasota, FL? And what if there was a second confession from Hickock indicating a third person?
Taking all of these possibilities in to account, Masterman weaves a narrative that there was a second secret hidden confession and a third person.
An interesting premise based on the possible connection of Smith and Hickock and the murders of the Walker family. The two were in Florida at the time and there were similarities.
As for the novel itself, I didn't feel much connection to the characters of Brigid Quinn and her husband Carlos. The book has relatively slow pace with some build up of tension, but ultimately, this is not a series I would pursue.
Read in March. Blog review scheduled for May 29.
NetGalley/St. Martin's Press
Crime. June 4, 2019. Print length: 320 pages.