Can't go back

Debra Webb

Book - 2021

Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise. Why would a man confess to unspeakable murders he didn't commit? What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one--including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco&...#039;s dark past. Falco knows the incident from eight years ago will jeopardize the partnership he's built with Devlin, both on and off the job. If he could go back, he would--but what happened happened, and there's a murderer on the loose. Devlin and Falco must slog through the pain to get to the truth; and so far the only truth they know is that everyone is lying.

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Series
Devlin & Falco ; 3
Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Novels
Published
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer [2021].
Language
English
Physical Description
306 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781542032315
1542032318
Main Author
Debra Webb (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

The final entry in Webb's "Devlin & Falco" police procedural trilogy (following Gone Too Far). In Birmingham, Alabama, police detective Kerri Devlin is hoping to start over. Kerri's ex has custody of their daughter for Thanksgiving, so Kerri invites her Birmingham PD partner, Detective Luke Falco, to spend the week. Their first morning together is interrupted by a call from the police chief, who demands the pair drop everything and meet him at the site of a house fire that injured Logan Brooke and killed his daughter and wife. The fire marshal tells Kerri and Luke that there are traces of accelerant, and Logan, in the hospital, soon confesses to arson. As Kerri and Luke investigate, they find that the evidence doesn't support Logan's claim, and Luke is warned by an old boss (from his dark years as an undercover cop) to stay away from the case. Threats, violence, and a dramatic climax follow. VERDICT Good for procedural readers, but series fans are the prime audience for Webb's trilogy closer, which brings Kerri and Luke's relationship to a happy conclusion.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

At the start of Webb's intricately plotted third and final book featuring Birmingham, Ala., police detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco (after Gone Too Far), the two are called to the scene of a double homicide at the home of Logan Boothe and his family. The victims, dead by smoke inhalation caused by arson, are Logan's wife and small daughter. The police wonder why Logan, the obvious suspect, was found unconscious on the lawn outside by a neighbor and wasn't inside with the others. Lately, Logan had been under pressure. He had quit his job and was having severe financial difficulties; his daughter needed treatment for leukemia, and medical bills were mounting. Logan readily confesses to the murders, but something doesn't feel right to Kerri and Luke. Is Logan protecting someone-or is he afraid of someone? To complicate matters, Logan, like Luke, was once an undercover agent, and both were supervised by the same handler. The stakes rise when their worlds begin to overlap, putting Luke's career and life in jeopardy. Police procedural fans will be sorry to see the last of Kerri and Luke. Agent: Stephanie Rostan, LGR Literary. (Dec.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise...What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one--including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco's dark past"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise...What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one-including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco's dark past"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco investigate when the husband of a murdered woman and child confesses to the crime, but the evidence indicates otherwise in the final installment of the series following Gone Too Far. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The past and the present collide in the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series, threatening everything these two detectives care about.Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise. Why would a man confess to unspeakable murders he didn’t commit?What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one—including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco’s dark past.Falco knows the incident from eight years ago will jeopardize the partnership he’s built with Devlin, both on and off the job. If he could go back, he would—but what happened happened, and there’s a murderer on the loose. Devlin and Falco must slog through the pain to get to the truth; and so far the only truth they know is that everyone is lying.