Friday, December 31, 2021

Blog Tour Review: The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan


The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan
Publication Date: December 28th 2021 by MIRA
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher

My Thoughts:
Lucas Vega is hoping to uncover answers in the cold case of Candace Swain, a fellow college student murdered three years earlier. A homeless man was the main suspect, but Lucas has evidence that suggests otherwise. So far, he’s been railroaded by Candace’s sorority sisters and the Flagstaff Police, but he hopes with the help of Former US Marshall, Regan Meritt, he’ll be to get answers. Lucas has a personal stake in finding the truth, one he doesn’t want to share just yet.

I really liked Regan and Lucas and they made a good investigative team. I think a podcast, so popular right now, would be an excellent way to propel a cold case back into the spotlight. In this case it really got the attention of the community putting both Lucas and Regan in danger as they edge closer to the truth.

I’m a big fan of Allison Brennan’s mysteries and I’m always eager for her next release. Even though it was easy to guess at the identity of the killer I was sucked into the story eager to find out the motivations, what exactly happened and what the killer would do next!  Regan Meritt was a confident, interesting female lead, coping with a personal tragedy, back in her hometown regrouping.  She’s on leave with the US Marshal Department, and things were not all wrapped with her story. There was also a potential romance. I wonder if Ms. Brennan intends to continue her story in future books. I look forward to solving more mysteries with Regan if that’s the case!

4 Stars

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan's suspenseful new mass market original about a college senior's podcast that delves into an unsolved campus murder of a sorority girl three years earlier, as individual callers explode every fact previously thought to be true.

Lucas Vega is obsessed with the death of Candace Swain, who left a sorority party one night and never came back. Her body was found two weeks later, and the case has grown cold. Three years later while interning at the Medical Examiner's, Lucas discovers new information, but the police are not interested.

Lucas knows he has several credible pieces of the puzzle, he just isn't sure how they fit together. So he creates a podcast to revisit Candace's last hours. He asks listeners to crowdsource what they remember and invites guest lecturer, former US Marshal Regan Merritt, to come on and share her expertise.

New tips come in that convince Lucas and Regan they are onto something. Then shockingly one of the podcast callers turns up dead. Another hints at Candace's secret life...a much darker picture than Lucas imagined—and one that implicates other sorority sisters. Regan uses her own resources to bolster their theory and learns that Lucas is hiding his own dark secret. The pressure is to solve the murder, but first Lucas must come clean about his real motives in pursuing this podcast – before the killer silences him forever.

About the author:

ALLISON BRENNAN is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels. She has been nominated for Best Paperback Original Thriller by International Thriller Writers and the Daphne du Maurier Award. A former consultant in the California State Legislature, Allison lives in Arizona with her husband, five kids and assorted pets. The Sorority Murder is the first of a new mass market series,

Connect with Allison Brennan:

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  1. Super blog. Happy new year �� 2022

  2. I like Allison Brennan's mysteries, too, especially her Max Revere series. This one sounds like a fun read; I'll have to put it on my TBR list for next year. :)

  3. This sounds really good. I'm glad you liked it despite being able to guess the "who done it" fairly easy.

    Lauren @

  4. This sounds good. I hope you have a Happy New Year.

  5. Sounds very exciting. Happy New Year!

  6. I read one of hers and loved it. I need to pick up more. This one sounds good.

  7. What a great review you have here. This isn't a genre I read but I have seen this author around the bookish community. But an author that can write a good mystery is a plus.


  8. Sounds like it could be a promising series if the author decides.

  9. Sometimes I don't even mind that the whodunit is easy to figure, if other aspects are done really well. I still enjoy the journey. Sounds like this could be a good start to a series!

  10. oops I forgot to come back here after I wrote my review. I enjoyed this a lot and hope there may be a series. I'm also a fan of the author. Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart