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International Mystery & Crime

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  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 321 pages
  • Genre: International Mystery & Crime


The BookViral Review:

A tense, taut and immersive thriller No More Lies proves another home run for Brenham.

Thrillers are a much-debased genre these days, depending on generic plots and established tropes for much of their content. “No More Lies” has the standards of an earlier, more classic time, when plot, character and dialogue stood on their own, and narratives kept you riveted right up until the last page.

The convolutions of Brenham’s plot remain absorbing throughout and it’s a pleasure to find a thriller fulfilling its promise with such gusto. The story involves a cat-and-mouse game between Dani Mueller and Detective Floyd Hatchett with the former being unjustly accused of having murdered her husband.

No More Lies has at its core one of our most fundamental fears: the fear of being found guilty of a crime one did not commit. That fear is at the heart of No More Lies, and it will work for all kinds of readers because it’s a fear everybody can relate to.

The plot device of No More Lies is to keep Dani only a few steps ahead of Hatchett. It is a dangerous strategy and could have led to laughable close calls and near-misses, but Brenham pitches it just right. Tracking her with cunning ferocity Hatchett is unrelenting in his pursuit and his lack of redeeming qualities makes him one of the genre’s most heinous characters.

All of the evidence seems to point to Dani’s guilt, and her story that her husband has disappeared is brushed away with such haste and finality that, like a lot of No More Lies she finds herself living in a nightmare with no one to turn to. She’s dogged, brave and tough but she’s no innocent. She knows what it means to take a life in anger and in developing her character Brenham once again demonstrates his ability to get on with the business of entertaining his readers instead of trying to exploit the drama with meaningless plot flourishes.

A nail-biting, edge of your seat page-turner read from Brenham No More Lies is an unreservedly recommended five-star read.

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