If She Knew by Blake Pierce

Published December 3, 2020

If She Knew by Blake Pierce

Book info

  • Title If She Knew
  • Author Blake Pierce
  • Year 2018
  • Genres Mystery, Thriller

55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help. Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.


This was quite a quick read, following our protagonist as she’s brought out of FBI retirement to investigate some murders in her neighbourhood. I wasn’t sure if it was totally believable how that happened, or that they would make a new job for her. Surely retirement rules are there for a reason?

I also felt the pacing was a little off, the time pressure seemed to ramp up out of nowhere, I wasn’t sure what the deadline was there for but it helped come to a good conclusion, so no major complaints.

Rating: 3 / 5

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