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Review: No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez

Title: No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: 320 pages
Book Rating: B+

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Packed with the electrifying pacing and pulse-pounding suspense of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, a thrilling debut about a mother desperate to find the connections between her missing husband and a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history.

Driving home one rainy night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. After calling 911, the veterinarian makes a split-second decision that will throw her sedate suburban life into chaos. Against all reason and advice, she gets out of her minivan and chases after the violent man, trying to help his victim. When Cassie physically tries to stop him, he suddenly turns on her and spits out an ominous threat: “Let her die, and I’ll let you live.”

A veterinarian trained to heal, Cassie can’t let the woman die. But while she’s examining the unconscious victim, the attacker steals her car. Now he has her name. Her address. And he knows about her children. Though they warn her to be careful, the police assure her that the perpetrator—a criminal named Carver Sweet—won’t get near her. Cassie isn’t so sure.

The next day—Halloween—her husband disappears while trick-or-treating with their six-year-old daughter. Are these disturbing events a coincidence or the beginning of a horrifying nightmare? Her husband has been growing distant—is it possible he’s become involved with another woman? Is Cassie’s confrontation with the road-side attacker connected to her husband’s disappearance? With all these questions swirling in her mind Cassie can trust no one, maybe not even herself. The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t sit back while the people she loves are in danger.

As she desperately searches for answers, Cassie discovers that nothing is as random as it seems, and that she is more than willing to fight—to go the most terrifying extremes—to save her family and her marriage.


No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez is an adrenaline fueled domestic mystery.

Veterinarian Cassie Larkin is on her way home from a long day at work when she spots a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. She calls 911 but as he becomes more violent, Cassie decides to intervene. She saves the woman’s life but she unknowingly puts herself and her family in danger. When her husband  Sam vanishes the next night, Cassie is desperate to find him especially when the police do not take his disappearance seriously. Although she uncovers shocking information that shakes her to her core, Cassie refuses to stop trying to locate Sam.

Cassie is desperately worried about Sam and she will do just about anything to find him.  Even after discovering unsettling details after a stranger approaches her six year old daughter Audrey, she remains committed to finding Sam.  With the danger ratcheting up at an alarming pace, Cassie’s determination never wavers. But as she is soon to learn, Cassie is dealing with a diabolical assailant who will stop at nothing to destroy her family.

With the pages turning at a blistering pace, No Bad Deed is an action packed mystery with a fiendishly clever storyline and twisted adversary. No matter her doubts, Cassie will let absolutely nothing stand in her way in her attempt to protect her loved ones. With cunning twists and staggering revelations,  Heather Chavez brings this suspense-laden and brilliantly plotted mystery to an immensely satisfying conclusion. A well-written, spellbinding mystery that I loved and highly recommend to fans of the genre.

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