What We’re Reading – Amanda

Wicked Fallout by Kelly Charron



“Convicted of six murders when she was just fifteen, the notorious Ryann Wilkanson hasn’t been able to act on her darkest, deadliest urges for twelve years. She’s exhausted her appeals and has little hope of ever getting out of prison and back to hunting.

Until a media-hungry legal team mounts a campaign to do the impossible—get her immediately released with a commuted sentence.

Forensic psychiatrist Nancy Clafin has mere weeks to evaluate Ryann’s current mental state against her grisly past to determine if she’s changed. But under the shadow of her own questionable history, it’s not easy to separate her personal life from her professional duty.

At least that’s what Ryann is counting on.

Behind the cold steel doors of a Colorado maximum-security prison, will Nancy find a cold-blooded killer or a newly redeemed woman determined to right her past wrongs?” (From Goodreads)

My Take

I’m not even half way through the story and I already want to go back and read the first novel. I picked up this book on a whim when dropping off copies of Violent Skies at our local Chapters. The consignment manager was certain I’d find it thrilling, and my gosh was he right.

The narrative switches back and forth between Ryann and Nancy, giving the reader complete insight into the dramatics as they unfold. It’s fascinating to be aware of how each character interprets the same situation and start to be able to notice things, as the reader, that the characters aren’t aware of. Charron’s writing style is engaging and the right level of descriptive. Readers of thrillers and murder mysteries will love the pacing as well as the insight into what a psychologist thinks of the resident serial killer.  As I quickly write this, I’m anxious to get home tonight and continue my adventure into the world of Wicked Fallout.