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Love Is Murder

(Lucy Kincaid #0.5)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,080 ratings  ·  111 reviews
After a tough breakup with her boyfriend, Lucy Kincaid needs a different kind of break. So she heads west to join her brother, an ex-cop, for a long weekend of skiing in the mountains. At a picturesque lodge tucked high in the Sierra Nevada, Lucy finds just what she’s looking for: a peaceful retreat undisturbed by Internet, television, and ce
ebook, 106 pages
Published January 24th 2011 by Ballantine Books
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It’s been a few years since we last heard from Lucy Kincaid, when she’d just graduated from high school and went through a horrible abduction. She’s now 24-years old and on a long weekend retreat at a lodge in the Sierra Nevada mountains with her brother, Patrick. He’s also recovered from being in a two year coma following a brain injury sustained while helping to rescue Lucy. Returning to the lodge after a day of skiing, they come upon the owner’s son, Steve, as he tumbled down the mountainside ...more
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Kincaid and her brother Patrick are on a much-needed ski vacation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They are staying four nights at the DeLarosa Retreat, a mountain hideaway where three honeymooning couples are also staying. When bad weather strikes, Luck and Patrick put away their skis and start to drive back to the retreat, only to see one of the owners, Steve DeLarosa, tumble down the mountain and hit a tree. They help Steve back home but he refuses to see a doctor. He has too much to do t ...more
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful, fast paced and absolutely perfect. Although, as a novella, this story was compact, it had everything a great mystery plot should have. This is a reintroduction to the Lucy Kincaid who is now mid twenties and about to apply to the FBI. I hope we see more of her brother Patrick in the series. He deserves his own HEA if any supporting character does.

Lucy and her ex-cop brother, Patrick, are on a long ski weekend. Lucy has a lot to sort out having just broken off a long time relationship
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy and her brother Patrick take a vacation to a lodge to do some skiing after Lucy breaks up with her boyfriend and end up dealing with a murder.

This short novella is the perfect start to the Lucy Kincaid series. Lucy is not yet an FBI agent, but it shows the reader how smart she is and determined to do right. She has pretty much recovered from her ordeal around her graduation, but still has some lingering trust issues. She does a great job piecing together the clues in this story and uncoveri
Well-written transitional novella; Brennan has been a very reliable author who tells good stories well.
Christina T
This was a nice introduction to the Lucy Kincaid series but it isn't necessary in the grand scheme of things to read it prior to starting the series.

The Good, The Bad, and Whatever Else I want to Mention: Since this was the first of her series, Lucy is young and not as established as she was in the Max Revere book featuring her and Max. It really was nice to see Lucy as a young woman. Thankfully the issues I had, not necessarily with her but with the way her background was rehashed, in Shattered
May 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Fast, engrossing read, with Lucy and a brother encountering "And Then There Were None" hijinks. ...more
Reindert Van Zwaal
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice opening to the series. Fast paced, not boring at all. Didn't give that much information about the Kincaids though.. ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars.

This took place a year before Book 1 Love Me to Death and pre-Sean. Lucy and her brother Patrick are taking a skiing holidays when Lucy finds one of the other guests dead in her room. With the hotel cut off due to a blizzard, it's up to her and Patrick to figure out what happened...
Apr 21, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a 74 page novella e-book. It was pleasant enough, with some suspense and action. Lucy Kincaid is a nice heroine, backed up by her older brother. One of the guests at the Delarosa has been killed, but no one knows why--at first. Treachery abounds.
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nice quick read, quick murder, not so quick guessing who the serial is - maybe that was just me:

I probably should have read this as the first book in the Lucy Kincaid series, but it's still a nice read - no romance, just murder :)

Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Short novella, a prequel to the first book in Lucy Kincaid series. Sweet and readable, not a masterpiece in any sense but an hour's relative fun. Obvious killer and a bit larger than life but not the worst crime story I ever read either :) ...more
Barbara ★
This may only be 80 pages but it had all the right elements and just enough suspense to keep the reader turning pages. Though I must say I figured out the bad guy early on. I'm just suspicious that way. ...more
REVIEW OF EBOOK; JUNE 14, 2014: 2 and a half stars

I started on the Lucy Kincaid series yesterday and, to be honest, wasn't expecting much because I'd read her Predator trilogy and didn't like them. Since I don't usually bother with series novellas, this rather so-so start to the series didn't put me off. I found this novella very confusing as far as where it fitted in the series. It's mainly the fault of the FBI interview that is included at the end of the novella. It threw me off completely sin
May 15, 2014 rated it liked it
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After a tough breakup with her boyfriend, Lucy Kincaid needs a different kind of break. So she heads west to join her brother, an ex-cop, for a long weekend of skiing in the mountains. At a picturesque lodge tucked high in the Sierra Nevada, Lucy finds just what she’s looking for: a peaceful retreat undisturbed by Internet, television, and cell phone distractions. She also finds an unexpected group of newlyweds seeking their own idyllic getaway.

But finding one of her fellow gue
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'll never be a big fan of novellas but I was impressed at this tightly written little mystery. It felt like a theatre who dunnit and even though all the characters were new to me, I was able to get a general feel for Lucy Kincaid and her brother Patrick. Entertaining first read for this new to me author. ...more
Stacy McKitrick
Jul 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The only thing wrong is that it was too short (78 pages). But hey, it's only got me more interested in reading the rest of the books in this series. I really like Lucy. ...more
Nikki H. Rose
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
A novella that takes place before the first novel of the series, manages to behave as a flashback for Lucy Kincaid while on a mini vacation with her older brother, Patrick. Still grappling with her trauma from six years earlier, Lucy has a strong sense for when things are wrong. While on vacation, one person gets injured, another dies, and a few other come down with suspicious dizzy spells and hallucinations. Something isn't right, and Lucy is the only one who can figure out what it is. But what ...more
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lucy and her brother Patrick go on a skiing trip. Of course is, to me, the beginning of learning about Lucy Kincaid and one of her brothers.
This gives you a little information about Lucy and her boyfriend, Cody, that she broke up with.

But a mystery/murder has happened at the lodge where she and her brother are staying.

Page turner, quick read.
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although it was a little predictable, it was interesting and held my interest right through. It was also just the right length to read the whole thing on a rainy afternoon.
I really liked Lucy and her brother and look forward to reading more in the series.
Lawrence Grey
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an one hundred page short novel that Brennan threw in a the end of another novel. Thought it was entertaining enough for a short story and will give it half book so 8.5 Siesta Key Beach reads and of course free from the local public library.
Ben Rhodes
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book kept me interested

I love murder mysteries and this one was good. It kept my interest. Read it in a couple of hours. I enjoyed it enough to read the next book in the series.
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lucy investigates the poisoning of the wife in this group she is vacationing with, but her investigation brings more to the light than anyone expects. Can she find the killer, and keep the people closest to her alive? You'll want to keep reading. ...more
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Alex Punchello
Winfrey Short Story

I really enjoyed the setting of this story. Unfortunately there was not much else to enjoy. Very basic, simple undeveloped story.
Jo Ann
This book is mediocre at best.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Murder in a ski lodge. Quick read, fairly obvious conclusion, but good to see Lucy again.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a good read, but somewhat predictable in terms of who did it. The characters and their buildup of talents/background was interesting and has me excited to read more of this series.
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read

This was a short, quick, enjoyable read with mystery and mayhem going on during a blizzard. Can everyone survive until local law enforcement can arrive?
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

40 books and numerous short stories later, Allison relocated in 2019 from Northern California to Arizona with her husband and two youngest children.

She currently writes the Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan thriller series, and launched the Quin

Other books in the series

Lucy Kincaid (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid, #1)
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me (Lucy Kincaid, #2)
  • If I Should Die (Lucy Kincaid, #3)
  • Silenced (Lucy Kincaid, #4)
  • Stalked (Lucy Kincaid, #5)
  • Stolen (Lucy Kincaid, #6)
  • Cold Snap (Lucy Kincaid, #7)
  • Dead Heat (Lucy Kincaid, #8)
  • Best Laid Plans (Lucy Kincaid, #9)
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