A Death Before Dying by Collin Wilcox

A Death Before Dying by Collin Wilcox

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An old friend is murdered, and Hastings will do anything he can to avenge her

When Frank Hastings knew Meredith Powell, she was a gawky ten-year-old without a care in the world. More than two decades later, she has grown into a stunning beauty—but the gleam in her eye is gone. Over lunch, Meredith confesses that she lives in terror of her emotionally abusive boyfriend, a possessive, rage-filled man named Charles. Hastings, a homicide lieutenant with the San Francisco police department, offers to help her escape. She refuses, and they part ways—unaware that Charles has been watching them the whole time.

By the next morning, Meredith has been strangled, her body dumped in the park. The realization that he could have helped her, that he may actually have caused her death, tears Hastings to pieces. Obsessed with revenge, he quickly learns why homicide detectives are prevented from investigating the murders of their loved ones. But he will not rest until Charles is brought to justice—even if it costs him his badge.


“[An] old pro.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Boils with life. . . . Complex and involving.” —Ross Macdonald on Disappearance

“Gives San Francisco an authentic urban grip the city hasn’t felt since Hammett.” —Booklist on Hire a Hangman

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