Book Review: Gone Too Far by Debra Webb
This is the second in the Devlin and Falco series, and I have to admit up front that I haven’t read the first one, but I don’t think it mattered all that much. The author does a good job of setting the scene, introducing Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco as a pair of detectives in Birmingham, Alabama, on a squad called in to investigate crimes of a significant and sensitive nature. The murder of a deputy district attorney definitely qualifies, but when it starts to become clear drugs are involved, the DEA quickly take over the case and Devlin and Falco are sidelined.
This isn’t such a bad thing, as Kerri Devlin is quickly distracted by a personal tragedy unfolding, when a friend of her daughter’s suffers a terrible fall at school and Kerri’s daughter is suspected of being involved. I admit I spotted the ‘big twist’ about Alice’s true identity almost the first moment it was brought up, but we had to wait to discover it when former undercover agent Sadie Cross gets a look at Alice.
Honestly, this is more the Devlin and Cross series, at least from this book. Scenes are pretty much exclusively from either Devlin or Cross’s perspective, with the occasional one thrown in from Devlin’s daughter. I don’t think we really got a look at Falco’s POV at all; he’s relegated to being a nice, supportive sidekick, which from reviews, I don’t think was the case in the first book, so if you’re a big Falco fan after that one, you might feel a bit let down here.
I actually really enjoyed it, however. I liked Devlin, I particularly liked Sadie Cross, and I’d definitely be interested in reading more in this series. Five stars for a good read.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.