Book Review: The Killer You Know by Riley McKissack

The Killer You Know by Riley McKissack

Men of the Badge series, Book 5

October 23, 2014

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Women Sleuths



Someone is trying to kill Katie Taylor. Does she have information worth killing for? Amnesia after a car crash leaves her unable to remember a lot, like the fact that she is no longer engaged to Sheriff Grant Campbell. Men of the Badge continues in Hawk’s Peak, a small mountain town in North Georgia, where Grant Campbell, a former Atlanta cop, has returned after many years to be sheriff. Katie Taylor is the love of his life – the woman he loved and lost years ago. Grant must keep Katie alive long enough to remember the secrets worth killing for, even if it means she remembers she stopped loving him. Even if it costs him, once again, the love of his life.





Facing the Monster in the Woods

The Killer You Know – Book 5 of Men of the Badge series features Hawk’s Peak Sheriff Grant Campbell & vet Katie Taylor. Grant had been mentioned in previous books, so I was happy we now have his story. Their happily ever after was interrupted for reasons unknown to Grant. After Katie is run off the road and experiences memory loss, they work together to find out what she knows that is causing someone to want her dead. In order for her & Grant to have a second chance at love, she has to remember and she has to face whatever is calling to her from the woods. She has to face the truth she’d buried deep inside her. An intriguing mystery, romantic suspense. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not.

Reviewed March 30, 2015


Riley McKissack has worked for many years as a journalist. Cornered gunmen, cop killers, a bomb going off in a domestic terrorism incident, Riley has covered it all. Riley has spent years chasing stories involving every type of bad guy and cop imaginable, including FBI, Homeland Security, homicide detectives and arson investigators. Riley sponged up the drama, tension and danger on SWAT operations, hostage negotiations, drug busts and countless other dangerous situations. That passion and drama spills out onto the pages of Riley’s novels, along with the personal stories behind the men and women who stand between danger and the people they love.






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