Daily Review: Too Quiet in Brooklyn by Susan Russo Anderson
December 31, 2018
A finely tuned vehicle of high-speed mystery and suspense.
A missing child. A psychotic killer. And a bruised but unstoppable PI
Mourning the sudden loss of her mother, sometimes with an overwhelming ache, Fina Fitzgibbons is stunned to find a strangled woman on a bustling sidewalk.
She takes it upon herself to discover what happened. But the stakes skyrocket when Fina realizes the victim’s four-year-old grandson is missing, and she begins a desperate hunt for the kidnapped child.
During the chase, Fina resists falling in love with her boyfriend, Denny, an NYPD patrol officer, steps on the toes of a bossy detective, and uncovers the brutal truth about her mother’s death. In the end, a demented killer has a vicious surprise for Fina.
If you like thrilling mystery, riveting action, and rich characters, then you’ll love this first in a seven-book Brooklyn mystery series.
By Amazon Reviewer
Author Susan Russo Anderson weaves a sinister plot through the lives of the innocent and not so innocent in this debut mystery series featuring private investigator Fina Fitzgibbons.
What begins as a hunt for a strangler-kidnapper develops into a multi-layered plot that has Fina searching for clues to mysterious deaths and to unexplained events in her own past. No stone is left unturned where this courageous PI is concerned!
The characters in Too Quiet in Brooklyn are so vividly described that I felt as if I could see, touch, hear, and smell them. They held my attention in every scene and drove the action forward at a rapid and steady pace.
The description of Brooklyn neighborhoods, the New Jersey boardwalk, and the diverse restaurants that Fina frequented give the story a realistic slant. Add Fina’s handsome police boyfriend, a best friend with smarts, opinionated family members, good guys, and bad guys, and you have the potential to expand on a thrilling series.
Too Quiet in Brooklyn offers a gripping multifaceted plot that comes together and wraps everything up by the end of the story. If you’re a fan of contemporary whodunits, you’ll want to add this riveting book to your to-read list.
By CA Hurst
There is a new force in mystery and her name is Susan Russo Anderson. Too Quiet in Brooklyn is an exciting voyage that starts with a doorstop murder at our heroine, Fina Fitzgibbons’, feet. Fina, a part-time P.I., teams with a reluctant detective to attempt to locate the missing child who was the grandson of the victim.
The plot winds through city and farmlands as Fina uses her offbeat demeanor and intense drive to try to rescue the child from the hands of a mentally disabled pedophile and killer, Ralph. Her search uncovers the corporate banking corruption as the source for not only the recent victim but the haunting claimed suicide of her own mother long ago.
Anderson does a brilliant job of intertwining past evils and recent sins as Fina closes in on Ralph and his boss, ex-banking executive, Winston Connors.
Her character development was outstanding. Fina, a vulnerable warrior who is forced to shield her steel against Ralph, who Anderson reached into the dark depths of black waters to create. All through a finely tuned description of pulse and grit of the city streets and the people who walk them.
Although I am not a usual reader of mystery, I believe anyone will enjoy this book and the plot which will keep you guessing until the very end.
Too Quiet in Brooklyn was a finely tuned vehicle of high-speed mystery and suspense. We expect to hear more from Susan Russo Anderson in the future.
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