Review: Life Without Parole by Clare O’Donohue

Life Without Parole:
A Kate Conway Mystery (Kate Conway Mysteries)

2nd in Series
A Plume Book
Published by The Penguin Group

We first met Kate Conway, free lance television producer in Missing Persons, her soon to be ex-husband was killed and she was the prime suspect. Of course, she didn’t do it.

In Life Without Parole Kate is actually a little bored as her life returns to “normal”. Then she is offered two new jobs. One is a documentary about prison inmates sentenced to life without parole and the other is a reality show about a new restaurant.

She accepts both jobs and works out a schedule. Things go awry when one of the investor’s in the restaurants is murdered. Then become even poor intense as she digs deeper in to the minds of the prisoners. Can what she learns from these death row killers help her solve the murder mystery?

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I adore the way Clare O’Donohue writes. These stories are of the edge of your seat variety, face paced, exciting and can’t put down.

Kate Conway knows her job and she does it well. She gets in the heads of both the investors and the prisoners. There are a lot of mind games happening here giving this story some unexpected psychological elements. 

Clare O’Donohue is writing what she knows as she has worked in television. Her experience helps draw some awesome characters and plausible  plots. The dialogue rings true as do the relationships, even the most unlikely friendship between Kate and Vera.  In my review of Missing Persons I said I felt like I was watching a television drama and almost forgot I was reading a book. The same is true in this installment. 

Kate Conway continues to develop at a perfect pace. With her chosen profession the material for future stories is endless. That makes this reader very happy.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

4 thoughts on “Review: Life Without Parole by Clare O’Donohue

  1. Thanks fo the review. I love books that you don’t want to put down.
    Sue B

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