The Third to Die - Allison Brennan

The Third to Die

By Allison Brennan

  • Release Date: 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 641 Ratings


A notorious serial killer is back

An edgy female police detective. An ambitious FBI special agent. Together they are at the heart of the ticking-clock investigation into a psychopathic murderer. The bond they forge in this crucible sets the stage for high-stakes suspense.

Detective Kara Quinn is on an early morning jog in Liberty Lake when she discovers the body of a young nurse. The manner of death reveals a highly controlled rage.

Word quickly reaches FBI special agent Matt Costa that this murder fits the profile of the elusive Triple Killer, who compulsively strikes every three years, targeting three victims, each three days apart. This time they have a chance to stop him. But only if they can decipher the meaning of his pattern to figure out who he is and where he is hiding before he strikes again.

The stakes have never been higher, because if they fail, one of their own team may be next…

Don’t miss Tell No Lies, the next page-turning thriller from New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan!


  • Good read

    By shellyober
    The story was great, creative, and very good characters.
  • Intrigue and excitement

    By #1 Raul Fan
    Great read. Couldn’t wait to see how it would end.
  • Loved this book.

    By lizza6
    This series is going to be great
  • Extremely Good

    By GolferDon66
    Keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish with twists, turns and reversals from out of nowhere. Really looking forward to the next chapter.
  • Exciting read

    By russ kram
    Good story,but too verbose If all the administration parts were left out ,it would reduce the book by 200 pages
  • The Third to Die is an Incredible Thriller

    By BBQ griller
    I love Allison Brennan's new series about Mobile Response Team! The Third to Die kept me on the edge of my seat and up many late nights reading. Allison Brennan as once again proven that she is a wonderful storyteller. I loved all the new characters that she introduced. The Third to Die is about a newly created FBI Mobile Response Team, under the leadership of Mathias "Matt" Costa. The Triple Killer strikes again before the Mobile Response Team is officially formed and the team members selected separately make their way to Liberty Lake, Washington. The Triple Killer has killed six victims over the course of six years, always on March 3, 6 and 9, three years apart. While on a forced vacation from LAPD, Detective Kara Quinn stumbles across the body of the latest victim, a nurse Victoria Manners, hours after The Triple Killer murdered her. Like the others, there are no clues or evidence left behind. Matt enlists the help of Dr Caroline Jones, FBI Profiler to assist with the case. Kara assists Matt with the case. I love how the team is able to connect all the other cases together and hope to find the killer before he completes the third kill this time around. Like all of Allison Brennan's, The Third to Die is filled with incredible characters, thrilling plot twists and unexpected turns of events. I really love everything about this new series and cannot wait for the upcoming books in the series. Allison Brennan continues to amaze me with her writing and to deliver incredible thrillers.
  • Very good

    By Lucyspot
    One of Brennens better. I see another one coming.
  • Third to Die

    By Turkey talk
    Great book. Loved the characters and the story. Can hardly wait for the next book.
  • The Third to Die. Beyond wonderful Read

    By pams1970
    I was hooked immediately. The character development was well done but didn’t take half the book. I quickly loved the characters and made friends! The plot was well written and kept me intrigued! I can’t wait fir the next in the series! Brennan is always a good read but this was exceptional. I am very sad I’m done with the story but couldn’t stop once I started! Amazing!
  • Suspenseful Page-Turner

    By Resa228
    The Third to Die is a suspenseful page-turner about a small FBI team sent to Eastern Washington to catch a serial killer who has just struck again. LAPD undercover detective, Kara Quinn, happens to find the body soon after the murder, giving the FBI a chance of solving the case before two more people die – because this killer strikes in 3s, three days apart, starting on March 3rd every three years. After he kills the third person, he disappears and doesn't emerge again for three more years, which has made it challenging to discover the identity of the killer – until maybe now. What I Loved Usually, my "favorite character" section would be here, but this time what I loved about this novel and my favorite character are the same. Kara Quinn is a character for which I will happily read this series for many years to come. She is complicated with such a level of depth and dimension that I feel like I can anticipate her reaction to things beyond even the story. Kara is focused and determined with an intelligence and a keen eye that make bosses love her, and others hate her simply because they aren't her. They resent her natural abilities, which they could only hope to have, and the fact that many others sing her praises. In spite of this, she can blend in undercover and catch the lowest of low criminals. She loves her job, and she knows she is good at it. She doesn't care what other people think as long as she is happy with her performance. She doesn't live to please others; she lives to help people by catching the bad guys and bringing them to justice. She is a wonderful character, and the reason I gave this story 5-stars. What Else Did I Like The story has odious police chiefs and even a very hateful FBI agent in LA, but I liked that they only had small parts in the story. I tend to get annoyed with a story when I have to spend lengths of time with this type of character, but luckily they just had appearances now and again. I also really liked the plot, even if it is predictable, and wanted more when I reached the end. The amount of times I tapped the screen to turn the page when there were no more pages to turn to is a testament to this fact. To Read or Not to Read It is a suspenseful thrill-ride made more intense by interspersed chapters written from the serial killer's perspective – a must read! Thank you to NetGalley and MIRA books for granting me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Also, a special thank you to Justine Sha and Harlequin Trade for organizing this blog tour and for giving me a spot on the tour.