cover image Trust No One

Trust No One

Debra Webb. Thomas & Mercer, $15.95 trade paper (428p) ISBN 978-1-5420-1809-8

In this gripping standalone from Webb (When You Comeback), Det. Kerri Devlin and her junior partner, Det. Luke Falco, of the Birmingham (Ala.) PD, investigate a double homicide. Ben Abbott, a scion of one of the city’s oldest and most influential families, was shot to death in his suburban mansion, as was his mother-in-law. Ben’s pregnant wife, Sela, is missing, and the police aren’t sure whether she’s the killer or a victim. The more Devlin and Falco dig, the more the evidence points to the city’s elite, including a U.S. senator and his son, though political pressure keeps the detectives at bay. The evidence also casts suspicion on the missing Sela. After the partners discover a link between the crime and the unsolved disappearance of a teenage girl 15 years earlier, the pieces start to fall into place, revealing a host of old secrets, cover-ups, and lies. Taking place over a period of 10 days, the action barrels along to the explosive conclusion. Police procedural fans who like to see evil rich people get their comeuppance will be satisfied. Agent: Stephanie Rostan, LGR Literary. (July)