If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1)Blake Pierce

If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1)

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If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1) by Blake Pierce Book Summary

“A MASTERPIECE OF THRILLER AND MYSTERY. Blake Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

IF SHE KNEW (A Kate Wise Mystery) is book #1 in a new psychological thriller series by bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone (Book #1) (a free download) has received over 1,000 five star reviews. 

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.

As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.

But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger.

An action-packed thriller with heart-pounding suspense, IF SHE KNEW is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the KATE WISE MYSTERY series is available for pre-order!

If She Knew (A Kate Wise Mystery—Book 1) (Blake Pierce) Book Reviews

RepetitiveHalf of the book was nothing but repetition. How many times do we need to be reminded that she’s 55, retired for 1 year, and a grandmother?.Score: 2/5

AmazingOne amazing book very much worth reading it will keep you wondering what happens next makes it hard to stop reading.....Score: 5/5

Thrilling read!Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

If She KnewThis book is amazing and very interesting with twists and turns along the way. If you’re interested in crime and mystery, this is a very good book to read..Score: 5/5

Most readThe book keeps you highly intrigued of what’s happening next. It’s definitely not gonna be the last book you read from Blake Pierce..Score: 5/5

No point reviewing the title, but it’s the best part of the book.Utter nonsense. Written for adults with fifth grade minds..Score: 1/5

New series will be thrillingBlake Pierce has created another believable character, Kate Wise. This first book should lead the way for a thrilling series. While Kate is smart and strong she second guesses herself at times when she should be sure. I liked the pairing of the two females and look forward to see what they solve next. They compliment each other..Score: 5/5

Solid bookI enjoyed reading this book for many reasons, two of which considering it was free and intriguing. Nonetheless, I was let down by the number of misspelled words throughout the book. Not sure how it was published/released without this being addressed..Score: 4/5

If She KnewI rarely give 5 stars to a book, but this one truly deserves all 5. The characters are well developed, the plot rapidly moves along, yet still allows the reader time to understand the mind of the main character, Kate Wise. Her instincts are impeccable. I look forward to reading more books in this series. Agent Kate Wise and Agent DeMarco are a great team!.Score: 5/5

Just in time finishWhy did DeMarco show up at the killer’s house? Just the routine return to finish questioning him?.Score: 5/5

FantasticRiveting, intelligent, adrenaline pumping suspenseful.. page turner!.Score: 5/5

One disappointmentThe motive was never really revealed..Score: 4/5

If she knewGood book. Keeps you guessing.Score: 5/5

Decent readDecent story line. Tons of typos..Score: 4/5

If She KnewFast paced with a great storyline throughout. A detective you will want to enjoy again!.Score: 5/5

If She KnewThis book was really good.Score: 5/5

If she knewDid not expect that one... good read!.Score: 5/5

I couldn’t put it down.Good read, went through it in 3 days. Keeps you on your toes and is interesting. I would give a 4/5 star if the book hadn’t had so many typos and there hadn’t been a hole towards the end that didn’t line up about the solving of the murder. Also, it bugged me that they only ever interviewed neighbors once rather than surrounding neighbors of all the cases. Just didn’t make sense. Maybe I’m too technical, but just felt somethings were left out that made me disconnect from the story and to make me not fully dive in..Score: 4/5

If She KnewThe author got a bit carried away with “ho hum” details that really didn’t enhance the story but otherwise it was a good book..Score: 4/5

If She KnewThe author keeps you guessing who the murderer might be until the end..Score: 4/5

The bookI enjoy excitement in that book. It was something that happened, then it was what was happening from what happened at the beginning. I liked it!.Score: 5/5

IntriguingAmazing read from start to finish. The characters and action kept me going from start to finish.Score: 5/5

Darned goodFast reading. Great characters. No foul language or sex if you are looking for an exciting clean murder mystery. Did not guess the killer..Score: 5/5

Good read!Slow in the beginning.... middle to end, I couldn’t put the book down..Score: 4/5

If She KnewI could not get further along in this book than page 58. It didn’t capture my attention and simply isn’t very well written. Just not the book for me..Score: 2/5

She just don’t knowOnly if she knew.Score: 5/5

Great Book!Must read! I am definitely going to read book #2!!.Score: 5/5

If she knewGreat mystery. Great characters. Hard to put down. Still needs some proofreading. It’s distracting to have to restructure a sentence to make it make sense..Score: 5/5

If She Knew by Blake PierceI would have rated his fast-paced suspense novel a 4 or 5 star book, if I wasn’t so bothered by the uses of God’s name in vain. The main character is described as a believer in God, but not so sure about Jesus. Another character talks about Christianity like it’s pure fantasy. I know this isn’t a Christian novel, but I ‘d rather know that the characters are total atheists, than read about characters who are so smug in their own intelligence that they have to be so downright negative about Jesus..Score: 3/5

Needs proofreading!Was this book not proofread!? The grammatical errors are atrocious. The publisher should be ashamed..Score: 2/5

If She KnewOutstanding and very enjoyable to read!!.Score: 5/5

Worth the readI enjoyed the characters and the story line. It was simple but not dragging so read in one shot. There were several typos which I find distracting but I otherwise enjoyed it..Score: 4/5

Could not get through this bookI found this book to be repetitive, boring, and to have a completely self absorbed main character. It is hard to believe the author has published so many novels with such weak and uninteresting plots. The book was so bad I gave up only a quarter of the way through and am sorry I devoted any time to it at all. What a snooze..Score: 1/5

Waste of timeAuthor lies in the book to throw off readers to figure out who is the killer. There is other ways to do that..Score: 1/5

If she knew really captivated me, kept me wanting moreThis book really captivated me couldn’t wait for the next page. Loved this writing style along with the characters.Score: 5/5

Great read!The story keeps you intrigued .. great storyline.Score: 4/5

If she KnewBest book I’ve read in a while. It definitely held my interest page after page. I kept trying to figure out who the killer could be but had no idea it was who it turned out to be. Great story teller!.Score: 5/5

If she knewGreat mystery!!!! Loved this book and great ending..Score: 5/5

Loved the characters but...There were so many spelling and grammar issues that they actually were distracting at times. Does anyone even edit these books? The story was great....loved Kate Wise and the plot..Score: 4/5

A M A Z I N GThis book had me on edge, I was hooked from the minute I started reading it. at one point I had a feeling who the unsub was but then as I contained reading, everything that I thought I knew about who the killer was , wasn’t. I couldn’t put this book down, can’t wait to start book 2..Score: 5/5

ThrilledI like the book. Had some good insights into the mind of someone who has seen and done a lot of things. Good read!.Score: 5/5

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ThrillerGreat to read stories about strong, smart, women. Kept me guessing until the end..Score: 5/5

I like it the name fits.After taking a break from reading for a while it was nice to read this. I have always liked mystery type books and this one was ok. I’m glad it wasn’t graphic to get the point on what happened in any particular part. I really like this Agent Kate Wise lady. Def looking forward to reading more with her involved. Thanks for the read!.Score: 4/5

If she knewLoved this book! Thank you!.Score: 5/5

If She KnewFascinating. I had not read many books lately but I couldn’t put this book down! Loved it and want to read more from this author!.Score: 5/5

CaptivatingI can’t remember the last time I read an entire book...this one had my attention. Great Read.Score: 5/5

Amazing!I was on the edge of my seat the entire book! Loved it..Score: 5/5

If she knewSo addicting Not much of a reader but this book has me hooked like crazy Highly recommend this book.Score: 5/5

If she knew (a Kate Wise mystery)Wow! I’m not much of a book person but this book caught my interest from chapter one! I was thrown off so many times and by the finally chapter I was ready to see what book 2 had to offer. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who like mysteries..Score: 5/5

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10/10 loved itttttThis book is perfect for people who enjoy Mystery and action. I read this book in like 3 days and one night I was up till 3:00 reading! 😂 I recommend for sure if your into FBI and murder mystery’s, stuff like that. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!.Score: 5/5

Great start to a new seriesA very good read. Good characters. Good suspense. Keeps reader interested until the end. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series..Score: 5/5

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Great readReading the first few pages I felt like putting the book down the next thing was I needed to read more just to understand what’s going on. First book I’ve noticed the author had written about an FBI agent at retirement age. Intriguing and interesting but felt left at a visible small cliff hanger with wondering on what Kate will do next..Score: 5/5

Wow.. just wow..I was hooked from the first paragraph and I enjoyed the entire thrilling ride! I definitely recommend this book and I’m looking forward to purchasing the next one!.Score: 5/5

If She KnewGood read.Score: 5/5

If she knewA gripping read.Score: 5/5

Awesome ReadStory was great from start to end, can’t wait for the next chapter..Score: 5/5

EnjoyableThis book was an enjoyable and capturing read. I wish the ending and killer’s motive was explained better though..Score: 4/5

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Well written and existing novelWell written and I never bored reading it..Score: 5/5

If She Knew by Blake PierceIf you like crime thrillers you’ll love this. Defo a true page turner with a strong female lead. I could imagine all the characters through the writers imaginative description of the characters and the scenes..Score: 4/5

Fantastic!Short but sweet! This book was fantastic - I didn’t expect to finish it in a single sitting but it kept me hooked..Score: 5/5

Great readWas hooked from the first chapter. Great story telling..Score: 5/5

Spoilt by silly thingsI don't know who proof reads these books, but this one is full of irritating typos..Score: 2/5

A solid readA good plot line - nice to see older female characters portrayed in such a strong and positive way. But the writing is slightly erratic , almost formulaic at times.Score: 4/5

Not to my tasteI downloaded this book for free a while ago and only came round reading it recently. I’m very glad I didn’t spend a single penny for it. Nothing works for me in this book. The story doesn’t make much sense and is very unbelievable. The side stories with the main character are pointless and doesn’t even contribute to bring her some personality. Reading this book I’ve learned I should stay away from very profilic authors such as this one publishing a book every couple of months..Score: 2/5

If she knewBrilliant story, couldn’t put the book down..Score: 5/5

Good book 👍Great story telling, unfortunately too many spelling and grammatical errors to rate any higher than 3 stars..Score: 3/5

Amazing Story planThe Beginning uses lots of vocabulary that emphasises the story plan..Score: 4/5

I hated this book!Do not read or download for free. To be honest, I’m only in year 7 and I found this utterly BORING but if u are an adult u may want to try and. Read it maybe you will understand it more. #rubbish.Score: 1/5

Very goodVery good read. I liked the way it’s written and the characters are all likeable and establish common ground straight away. I enjoyed the plot and whole journey to finding out “whodunnit”. I good mix of conversation and story telling which seems on the decline in the books available right now..Score: 5/5

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