A Good Killing (Anna Curtis, #4) by Allison Leotta

A Good Killing (Anna Curtis, #4)

Former federal prosecutor and critically acclaimed author Allison Leotta’s spellbinding thriller follows prosecutor Anna Curtis as she heads home to Michigan to defend her sister in a case that will bring her to her knees.Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach—a hometown hero—is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn’t there to prosecute ...

Details A Good Killing (Anna Curtis, #4)

TitleA Good Killing (Anna Curtis, #4)
Release DateMay 12th, 2015
PublisherGallery Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Mystery Thriller

Reviews A Good Killing (Anna Curtis, #4)

  • Andrea Corley
    The Anna Curtis series was pretty much love at first site for me, and I haven't lost a bit of that feeling throughout the entire series! I find that I love this series more and more with each book! I find myself totally engulfed in the writing of Allison Leotta! I thoroughly enjoy that with each new book comes a totally different set of problems for Anna to figure out! I also like that she provides enough of a back drop that even if it's been awh...
  • JoAnne Pulcino
    A GOOD KILLINGAllison LeottaThis is a new author for me despite it being the fourth in the series. It is an appealing thriller that examines the bonds of sisterhood, a local hero with feet of clay, old friendships, and an intricate plot.Anna Curtis is a sex crimes prosecutor in Washington D.C. who rushes back to her home town of Detroit to defend her sister on a first degree murder charge of the well liked football coach. The trial begins with a ...
  • Paul Pessolano
    “A Good Killing” by Allison Leotta, published by Touchstone Books.Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – May 12, 2015Anna Curtis, a sex-crime prosecutor in Washington, has just called off her imminent wedding due to her fiancés unfaithfulness. This, however, is small potatoes as she finds out that her sister in Michigan has just been arrested for murder.Her sister, Jody, has been accused of murdering the very well liked football ...
  • Linda Strong
    I received this one as a Goodreads First Read Give-Away. Many thanks!This is the 4th in a series featuring Anna Curtis, a state prosecutor in Michigan. I read the first one, but not the 2nd or 3rd. This one does well as a stand-alone, but there's a lot of background that makes it important to go back to the beginning.Anna calls off her wedding and the following day she gets a call from her sister Jody's friend who states that Jody is in trouble a...
  • Stephanie
    I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review. Where has this series been all my life!? When I requested this book from NetGalley, I was not aware that it was #4 in a series. That always kind of bums me out when I realize it after the fact because I hate jumping into an established series without reading the preceding books. However, this felt like it could have been a first in a series. While there were mentions of...
  • Shelleen Toland
    I did not realize this was the 4th book of a series but you can read it as a standalone. I started this book and could not put it down. It had me right from the beginning.Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach—a hometown hero—is killed in a fiery car crash. But Anna isn’t there to prosecute a crime, she’s home to support her innocent sister,...
  • Reni
    I know I started the series with this one but I caught on quickly and really enjoyed it. Makes me want to go back and read the other three and continue with the ones following.
  • Megan Tiscareno
    I received "A Good Killing" from NetGalley in exchange for my honest feedback. This was my first time reading an Allison Leotta novel, but I had heard her compared to a female John Grisham. Seeing as J. Grisham crime novels are one of my guilty pleasures, I happily settled into "A Good Killing". The story is told in dual narrators: Jody and Anna, sisters. Jody is being accused of murder, and Anna, a prosecutor comes home after a broken engagement...
  • Richard
    Perhaps because I had no expectations, I really enjoyed this crime/suspense/mystery novel. The story is told from the point of view of two sisters--one accused of the murder of the smalltown hero, the other a DC prosecutor who comes home to defend her sister. Since I have spent some time in the greater Detroit area, I enjoyed the various settings there. Because of the Dennis Hastert case here in Illinois, the story of an entire town supporting it...
  • Maya Man
    given to me by another girl on my abroad program, I read this book pretty quickly while traveling. while this was definitely a page turner, I was not too impressed with Leotta's way with words. She clearly is well versed in the judicial system in America and does a great job of highlighting the flaws of the system in relation to sexual assault through Jody's story. but I found the prose pretty juvenile and bland. it was an especially riveting rea...
  • Jessica
    I have no clue how this review was never posted. I wrote it mnths ago.This is a great book. The characters are perfectly created. The dialogue doesn't seemed forced or lacking. There were parts of the story that really had my heart thumping right along with the characters. I love the bond between Anna and Jody. They are sisters and have an amazing relationship with each other. When Jody gets in legal trouble, it is up to Anna to help her find her...
  • Sheila
    This is a different kind of case for prosecutor Anna Curtiss. Instead of prosecuting criminals in Washington D.C. she is defending her sister against a murder charge in Detroit. Problem is she is accused of killing the beloved coach that everyone in town worships. How can Anna ever hope to win this case when everyone including the jury and the judge are out to make sure Jody never sees the light of day.
  • Rita Berk
    Continuing character, Anna Curtis, takes leave from her Washington, DC, prosecutor job to go to Michigan to defend her sister from a murder charge. The victim is the town's beloved football coach who is a sexual predator. Over many years his acts have been covered up by the police and the judge. The town comes to the coach's defense and Anna and her sister are in physical danger. Justice finally prevails with a twist. Good story.
  • Joyce
    A very good read full of suspense. A book you don't want to put down. Anna Curtis a prosecutor in D.C. goes home to support her sister who hasbeen wrongfully accused of murdering the high school coach. A fast paced tale with a lot of twists, suspense, thrills, secrets, and a superchargedtrial all within a small town in Michigan. Enjoy!
  • Joette
    I couldn't put this book down!! Amazing, suspenseful, disturbing, heartbreaking... It was fantastic.
  • Diana Belchase
    Allison Leotta delivers another can't-put-down, fast-paced thriller. A must read for anyone who loves mysteries or suspense. Enthralling characters and intricate plot from a master storyteller.
  • Jan
    A great legal thriller! I'm adding her other books to my list.
  • Deeann Schoenfield
    Loved the book! Can't wait to see what is in store for next one.
  • David Duncan
    A Good Killing, by Allison Leotta, is my one hundred and sixty-third book that I have received and read from Goodreads. This is a new author for me. This book is about two sisters one goes to college moves away and becomes a prosecutor, the other graduates high school and goes to work in home town working in a automobile industry.Anne Curtis is a prosecutor in Washington D.C. She has just called off her wedding, due to her fiancee unfaithfulness....
  • Yofish
    The basic outline of the story is interesting, and the structure of the telling is also interesting. But the writing is not very good, and there are too many holes in the story that just didn’t make sense to me. Half the chapters follow Anna, a female DC prosecutor (~30 yr-old). She has just broken up with her fiance, so he can see if he still has a spark with the mother of his daughter. Also, her sister Jody is in trouble back in her hometown ...
  • Shelby
    Anna Curtis is a prosecutor in Washington D.C. and doesn’t spend much time back in her hometown of Holly Grove. But when a beloved high school coach, Owen Fowler, dies unexpectedly and her sister, Jody, is the prime suspect in his untimely death, Anna is brought back home. Anna isn’t sure why Jody is being investigated, since the car crash appeared to be an accident due to drunk-driving. But Jody and Owen were having an affair and she was the...
  • Joc
    ___________A Good Killing is my favorite in the Anna Curtis Series so far. I enjoyed the relationship between the sisters. They are very close and live very different lives. It is understandable that Jody is not forthcoming while Anna is trying to defend her. Everyone has secrets even if they are very close."Newly single after calling off her wedding, sex-crimes prosecutor Anna Curtis is summoned home to Michigan when her old high school coach—...
  • Amber Schroer
    Akin to a really good episode of Law in Order - but with more depth into what it means to be evil. At some point there's this "we are all victims of our predator's predator until one of us stops the evil"... - not verbatim,btw, but paraphrasing what becomes an important theme in the novel - the hazy definition of a victim. But rather than accepting the role of victim , we see several strong women stop an evil predator on their own after a decade ...
  • Julie Balazs
    Not sure how to rate this. I tend to prefer my crime fiction a little grittier, full of people who are more broken in a grey world, whereas this is all sisterly snuggles, organic farming, and slowly unfolding romance with a chiseled army vet. But I do think that it seems like a well-executed exemplar of this different style of crime fiction. The crime in question is an interesting one and I think the author is completely accurate in her character...
  • Umi
    Sadly, this book wasn’t interesting as her other books. I hate that she met someone else and is not with Jack. I think it would be interesting if Jack was working hard to win Anna back and Cooper wasn’t in the picture. I know in real life, it would be hard to accept a man who was confused with who to choose but I felt that Jack really loves Anna but was only confused because he never divorced his wife, she came in suddenly. I already read All...
  • J
    Remember, one man's quick and breezy plot description may be another man's spoiler.Anna Curtis, who grew up in the Detroit area, is a D.C. federal prosecutor who takes a leave of absence to defend her factory-worker sister against a charge of murdering their old high school coach.Curtis carries the day, but we learn that the coach, who's been a local celebrity in their small town for years, has had many unsavory and illegal relationships with stu...
  • Olivia
    Although this book is part of a series, it was given to me as a gift by someone who knows I love to read. I didn't realize the story was part of a series until after the fact I had read the whole thing. With that being said, you don't have to read the first 3 books to enjoy this one. It's a story on it's own - the only thing you would really learn from the first few books is who Anna Curtis is - a prosecutor. This story had me SUCKED IN for 24 ho...
  • Kim
    Wow. . . I am not sure it would be possible for the author to say any more negative things about Michigan. She must have put down Detroit and the Flint area 100 times. Yes, Detroit is largely abandoned in many areas. Yes, Flint and it's surrounding areas have seen more robust times. But Meijer is not the best and only place for socializing, and Michigan cannot be judged by the two worst areas in the state. Michigan is beautiful and most of the st...
  • Amanda
    Normally I get really ticked when I pick up a book at the library and it has ZERO mention on the cover/synopsis that it is part of a series. That's a huge pet peeve of mine, and this novel falls into that category. However, Leotta does a pretty good job of not leaving the reader dependent on little crumbs of info/flashback mentions of previous storylines. I felt like this could have been a stand-alone novel, except for the Jack storyline, which f...
  • Jessie
    A local hero, Coach Fowler, is found dead in an apparent car accident. Anna Curtis, a prosecutor in Washington D.C., is called home because her younger sister, Jody, is wanted for questioning concerning the death of Coach Fowler. Anna wants to help her sister, but finds herself questioning her sister's innocence. Sometimes the most prominent and influential members of society have secrets to keep.