Rage Against the Dying (Brigid Quinn Series #1)

Rage Against the Dying (Brigid Quinn Series #1)

by Becky Masterman
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Rage Against the Dying 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
wolfie1 More than 1 year ago
Wish there were more like this! Smart, not too much of the love story just enough,her toughness but vulneralbility were evened out just about perfect!
amyhannah More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! I enjoy many different styles of writing, but this writer excels at captivating readers with a gripping story and intriguing plot. This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill thriller. The first 60 pages or so are mostly character development, but once you get through them the story really picks up. There were many twists and surprises that kept me turning pages. I truly hope the writer creates more of Brigid's stories and it would be great to have prequels to this story as well. Overall a fantastic read!
cohlie More than 1 year ago
Finally, a well done portrayal of a heroine who is "of a certain age". She's been there & done it all. Tough and thoroughly engaging, she demonstrates how growing older can open more doors than it closes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely, positively one of the best books I've read in a long time! This was a superbly told story, well written, gripping, enthralling from first page to last. WARNING: you won't want to stop reading once you start!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read . Highly reccomended for those who enjoy both an intelligent and psychological thriller
ColoradoHappyHiker More than 1 year ago
This is an exceptional novel!  It is a gripping story, speaking as a professional in forensics for almost 40 years, I cannot poke holes in her science.  I've known Becky for a number of years so I really wanted this book to be good, but truly - I could not put it down!  Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked it! Kind of raw and gritty, not flowerly. A super fast read, couldnt put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wasn't riveting and at times too predictable. It felt to me like this was a sophomoric effort. I'll give her another try cuz I liked the character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reasonably entertaining read, but much of the book is so implausible that I couldn't take it seriously. Read if you can buy it cheap, otherwise, pass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's written in the first person, which I sometimes don't enjoy. I didn't get a real good sense of who Brigid was till towarda the end. But, it was good enough for me to want to read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!!!! So intense and yet so funny. I was delighted with the main character being smart, strong and a woman with white hair who still 'has it'. Wonderful story!!! Hope Ms. Masterman will write more.......I want another one with Brigid!!!!! LISH
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the fact the leading lady is not described as a sexy woman but portrayed a tad more realistic and an older woman! Good mystery!
Samantha1020 More than 1 year ago
Summary from Goodreads: "Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that's hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can't keep that secret, she can't keep yours. I'm fifty-nine." Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn't have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she is settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs. But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid's career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain. It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid's life. Except…the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, no matter what the cost." My Thoughts: Two books in and this author has already jumped on to my must-read, favorite authors list. I love these books! I love this series! This is one of those authors and series that I cannot recommend highly enough (obviously as I've already started gushing)! And honestly, I really feel like this series is a bit underrated at least as far as I have seen in the blogging world. Why aren't more bloggers reading and loving this series as much as I am? I don't know other than the fact that it is fairly new with only two books so far and a third coming soon. Maybe I should stop rambling on how much I love this series though and actually tell you what I loved about this book. Ha! Let's start off with the fact that I couldn't stop reading this book. Like I literally started reading this one and was just as hooked as I had been with Fear the Darkness. To be clear, I read this series out of order. Rage Against the Dying is the first book in the series and because I loved the second book so much I had to pick up this book. This book was just as good as I had hoped it would be. Heck I can't even seem to write clearly about this book because I loved it so much! One of the things that I love most about this series is the main character Brigid Quinn. She is former FBI and the things that she experienced as an agent seem to haunt her. There is this unreliable feel to her where you are never quite sure what she is doing and why. Or if she is being honest about everything as well. It is quite the combination in a main character and I find it to be so compelling. I can't stop reading because I have to see what she is going to do next. This book was just as much of a page turner as the second book was. I found myself reading at one of those frantic paces where you just can't stop because you NEED to know what is going to happen next. The mystery portion was really well done....I was left guessing until the very end. And I really can't tell you anymore than that as I don't want to spoil anything about this book. Your just going to have to read it so you can fall in love with this series as much as I have! Obviously I loved this one. It
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you wanting more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the plot of Rage to be ridiculously far fetched- the sheer number of unbelievable coincidences is, in my opinion, a sign of an inexperienced and less than gifted writer. This is a flaw which can sometimes be overcome by a truly thrilling pace or atmosphere, which can drag the reader along with no time to reflect on how implausible the sequence of events feels- but that level of excitement is not in evidence here. Likewise, Brigid and the other characters all feel wooden and flat- we are told, repeatedly, that Brigid's motivation for her bizarre behavior throughout is her love for Carlo, but that love is never convincingly portrayed. Other characters are also poorly and unconvincingly drawn. This wasn't an awful novel, just a mediocre one. For a more engaging series with an unconventional protagonist (who has a much more carefully drawn dark past and reticent present) see Stephen White's Alan Gregory series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. The story was compelling and well written. I could not put this book down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all the twists n turns
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining. Couldn't put it down and bought Fear The Darkness.
JessLucy More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this thriller! Great setting, gorgeous prose and really interesting characters made for an un-put-downable read! Very much looking forward to the next in the series. If you liked this book, I would also recommend: Patricia Cornwell, Nancy Pickard and Lee Child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because it had a good story line and I felt it was well written. The story was a little different than your typical crime solving novel. That's what made it feel new and interesting for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. The characters were very real and the story was so good. Loved the author's style
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bookwoman More than 1 year ago
very good thriller - want to read her other books