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Reviewed by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers' Favorite
The 11:05 Murders (Volume 2 of the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries) by Brian O'Hare is a thrilling, well paced mystery that takes you into another world. WDS Denise Stewart is trying to do her best with a promotion after a devastating experience at her last job posting that resulted in the arrest of one of her team, and harassment by others that were supposed to help and support her. She believes she's on the right track with her new colleagues, who are more cordial, understanding, and kind than her former posting. But she fears her past may be coming back to haunt her when she lands a part in her first case: the grisly murder of a prominent loan officer. As she helps her team investigate this case, a mysterious stalker attacks another member of her team, and another murder occurs at exactly the same time: 11:05 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Seemingly random connections weave around one another as another tragedy is revealed from twelve years ago, making Stewart, Inspector Sheehan, and the rest of the team wonder if these discoveries are really unrelated, or if they merge together in an unlikely way.
The 11:05 Murders (Volume 2 of the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries) is a murder mystery done perfectly. The characters are easy to relate to and likable, the plot has enough elements to keep you guessing, the pacing is perfect, and Brian O'Hare keeps a tight lid on "whodunit" until the very end - and even then, the motives for these crimes are shrouded in mystery until it all comes together on the final pages. There are enough "plausible suspects" to keep you guessing, and this novel has no slow spots where you wander off into anything meaningless (in fact, I urge you to pay close attention to everything). This is a great mystery book; just what I was looking for, and I highly recommend it to readers that love a great mystery.