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She's no killer. She's just taking out the trash.

Don’t call Lucy Kendall a serial killer. She’s fighting for the innocent, and she’ll do whatever it takes to bring justice.

When a child disappears, Lucy quickly discovers the link to a predator she’s faced before–a man the state of Pennsylvania decided to turn loose on the streets. Determined to find the little girl and p
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ebook, 310 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Twisted Minds Press (first published September 10th 2014)
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Christine
Oct 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 of 5 stars

This book is different. And. I. Liked. It. I liked it a lot.

Ms. Stacy Green has hit a home run with All Good Deeds. This book involves child abuse and a protagonist who is, shall we say, a bit deranged. If that description is putting you off, don’t let it. The child crimes are not terribly graphic, and the protagonist is, at least to me, highly likeable. Though there are multiple murders in this book, I would categorize All Good Deeds as more psychological suspense than anything.
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Jonetta
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

I knew I was in for a reading ride after reading the first sentence.

I'm not a killer.

Lucy Kendall is a former Child Protective Services (CPS) social worker who's now a private investigator. Disillusioned by the abysmal record for protecting children from abusers, she decides to mete out her own system of justice. It gets complicated when a stranger steps into her private world offering help and a child is abducted in the midst of a suspected abuser she's been
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Suzanne
I devoured this. Kindle app or no kindle app (I hate e-reading). I loved this book! Fast paced, non stop from woe to go. Well written ~ perfect. This is what you want your reading to be. Gritty, edge of your seat.

Lucy, or Luce (my second protagonist in a row mind you, with this name), does the wrong thing, with the right motive. Gunning for the greater good. Nice to see Luce have one cuddle with Chris I have to say. Nothing like a tiny little twinkle of a smidgen of romance. There was nothing c
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Barbara
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bayb-2018

2.5 stars

This is the first book in the 'Lucy Kendall' private detective series.

Lucy Kendall was a caseworker for Child Protection Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for ten years before she gave up the job, infuriated by all the child abuse she observed.....and the failure to jail the perps. Lucy is now a private detective - and secret avenger - who tracks down and kills men who sexually abuse kids.....usually by throwing cyanide on them. To Lucy, this is akin to 'taking out the trash' and d
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Jean
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listen up, Iowa bashers! Stacy Green, the author of All Good Deeds, was born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, and this psychological thriller is not your ma-and-pa home on the farm, “aw shucks,” feel-good story. No, indeed. This author has written a dark, disturbing psychological thriller in which the good guy – a woman in this case – has the best possible motivation for what she does, but what she does…As I said, it is unsettling, to say the least.

Lucy Kendall, a thirty-three-year-old former chil
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Brenda
Private Investigator Lucy Kendall had seen it all! Working in Child Protective Services after a harrowing life growing up with a manipulative mother, then the years when she went off the rails meant she was cynical about the courts and the justice system doing their best in the protection of children. But was Lucy’s own method of justice the right one?

When a young sex offender was let out of prison, Lucy was beside herself with rage. Then eight year old Kailey Richardson went missing and Lucy wa
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✨Susan✨
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Kendall is an ex-CPS agent turned private detective. In Lucy's lifetime she has experienced just enough atrocities against children to put her over the edge, so when a child goes missing in her childhood neighborhood, she is on the case whether the police want her there or not. When past wounds are opened and circumstances spiral out of control, old truths are brought to light. This was a good start to a series, had good characters and a fast paced storyline. Even though parts were disturbi ...more
Wendy
Sep 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nov-15
Wow! What a page turner!
Stacy Green's "All Good Deeds" is an amazing psychological thriller.
An ex-Child Protective Services worker, Lucy Kendall, found that the victims never received justice. Now a private investigator, Lucy delivers her own kind of justice. She refers to it as "taking the garbage out".
Very well written with well developed characters Ms. Green gives us a powerfully intriguing story.
I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series.
Brenda
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook-ebook
This was a new author for me. The book itself was full of suspenseful twists and turns. Personally, I just love a vigilante and Lucy Kendall is a different sort. Want to read the next 3 books in this series.

Shout out to my friend Christine for recommending this to me. Good choice!!
Lisa
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow Stacy Green is one accomplished author who writes a believable story with great characterisation i loved this book & was a real page turner this book had everything you could want in a crime thriller with a bit of a psychological edge.

Lucy Kendall a former child protection officer now a PI looks into the disappearance of Kailey Richardson still reeling over her sisters suicide years earlier Lucy puts her heart & soul into finding Kailey her mother Jenna is frantic & does not know
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Phrynne
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I just had a quick glance at the reviews for this book and I am afraid I am at odds with them! I am reaching to even give it three stars. Okay so the story was good, there was lots of action and a satisfactory conclusion. But the main character (view spoiler) Is that acceptable really? And the sheer stupidity of most of her actions. Really? I know it is fiction but some of this bordered on the ridiculous. Still if you ar ...more
Lavada
WOW. What can I say about this book?? Stacy Green has started a new series that is darker than she normally writes, but she has hit the nail on the head! It took me awhile to write this review after I finished the book (that I received free for my honest review) because this book was a complicated book that touches you to the core and I didn't know how to express myself about the book. Ms Green's writing of a tough subject is so good, it will take your breath away. Lucy Kendall is an ex Child Pr ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
4 1/2*! I really enjoyed All Good Deeds by Stacy Green.

Demoralised by the CPS' inability to protect children at risk, Lucy Kendall has quit her job as a Social Worker for CPS, obtained her PI Licence and, as a sideline, begins meting out her own brand of justice to paedophiles.

Then another child goes missing. When Lucy discovers that a boy she feels she and the system failed to protect some years earlier may be responsible, she launches a one woman offensive against him in an effort to find the
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Review: ALL GOOD DEEDS by Stacy Green

ALL GOOD DEEDS is a riotous roller coaster of a story. Author Stacy Green takes on some of the ugliest crimes of humanity--child abuse in many forms, and those who cause it--yet despite the numerous protestations by protagonist Lucy Kendall that there is no real recovery, hope does awaken and some victims in the story make progress.

Lucy Kendall and her older sister were "raised" ( the term is scarcely applicable) by a Narcissistic mother whose constant deman
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Dana ****Reads Alot****
very fast paced and kept my intetest through the whole book. Lots of twists and turns.On to book number 2 very soon.
So, I Read This Book Today
A Personal Note:

I’ve been busy… I have this huge technical edit I have been working on which is keeping me up all hours of the night, so I’ve hardly been able to read at all. I woke in the middle of the morning (after working all night) and couldn’t sleep, so I grabbed my reader. I was going for the lighthearted story on the menu, and accidentally chose this book instead. I would have put it back and chosen the lighter book – but the first paragraph grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let it go. I
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David Staniforth
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this, but I found quite a few instances where the sentence structure was rather clumsy, causing me to have to go back and reread. I also had trouble on occasion knowing from which character's perspective the narrative was unfolding, something that could easily have been solved with better signposting or with stronger, more individualistic character voices. The good plot and a few satisfying turns in the tale pushed me from 3.5 to 4 stars.
☕️Kimberly
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All Good Deeds has an urban fantasy vibe, minus the paranormal aspect. Lucy Kendall is a complicated, fearless and disgusted by the loopholes that allow scum to walk the streets. A vigilante with her own set of rules; she is the judge, jury and executioner. A child is abducted, and it all links back to a case involving Justin Beckett, a child killer who changed the path of Lucy’s life. Lucyis determined to save the child, and seek justice but things get complicated when a man proclaiming to be a ...more
Robin
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, mystery, suspense
Former Child Protective Services worker Lucy Kendall knows the system to protect children often fails. That is why she quit her job and became a private investigator. Now she can track down some of the child molesters who have slipped through the cracks and deliver her own brand of justice (via cyanide). While observing a pedophile she has been following, Lucy is approached by Chris Hale, a self-proclaimed sociopath who claims he knows what she is doing and wants to help. Not wanting her secret ...more
Laura
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: three-star
In general I love gritty crime thrillers featuring a strong female lead; when done well it can really make a book memorable. This was an odd read in many ways, not least because Lucy, our heroine private investigator, is somewhat of an enigma despite the whole story being centred around her.

I thought the premise of the book exceeded its execution. The idea of a damaged former social worker turned PI hunting child abusers was tantalising. The author struggled to build momentum in her writing and
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Janie Johnson
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challenge
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I could not pass it up since it was a mystery and a very good one at that. In this story we have Lucy who is a CPS worker turned Private investigator. She has a lot of her own issues and handles things in her own way. The only trouble is her own way could see Lucy arrested especially when a self proclaimed sociopath wants to help Lucy and knows her secrets. When a child turns up missing, Lucy jumps on it and starts her own investigation agai ...more
Chris
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I have read anything from this author and I would recommend her to anyone that likes to read fast paced books.

Now about the book. It is based in Philadelphia, PA and Lucy is the main character who at a young age came upon her sister's suicide which led her to work for CYS. She did that for a bit but changed professions and became a private eye. Her side line is taking care of the pedophiles that torture children. She does not want the children to be forgotten so she takes
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Nancy Reynolds
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW - this has quite a punch. I am still reeling from the story. It was great BUT powerful. Lots to think about - long and hard. It's truly got a real impact on the reader - but has you going along for the ride from the very first page. This was my first book by this author, but now I want to read all others, while I wait for the next book in this series to be released. Bring it on, please.
Jo Ann Reinhold
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is my first book by Stacy Green but all I can say is it won't be my last!
This book was such a hard, dark subject with beautifully flawed characters and handled so beautifully!
The main character Lucy is so damaged and truly someone who you would never think to like but because of her heart you learn to love her.
Fantastic Job Ms Green!
Brian Benson
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, mystery
Stacy Green's All Good Deeds is an amazing Psych/Thriller. Her characters are solid and totally realistic. Private Investigator Lucy Kendall's search for a missing child has more twists and turns than a Twizzler. The pace is fast and the thrilling conclusion will have you on the edge of your seat, and begging for more. 5 well deserved stars Ms. Green.
Angela DeSilva
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crime/thriller/vigilante against pedophiles fans
Recommended to Angela by: goodreads
Excellent book, I loved it. I am definitely going to read more of Stacy Green. (Review coming)
Jacque
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like this a lot more than I thought I would. I didn't look too hard at some aspects to believe in them, but once I did that the story pulled me in and had me rooting for a serial killer. Hopefully that means the writing was good (and that I loathe people who prey on children) rather than being a reflection of my character!
Ivyd
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucy Kendall worked for Child Protection Services for ten years. Time and again she witnessed the systems failure to protect the innocents. Well, Lucy’s had enough. After quitting CPS she becomes a private investigator. With her clandestine network for tracing and tracking she’s taking matters in her own hands and unlike Lady Justice, Lucy isn’t blind. She clearly sees the guilty and knows exactly what needs to be done.

Lucy Kendall is a thought provoking protagonist. She’s aware of the inner dar
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Beth Cutwright
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had to take a step away from this book. It was powerful and had a profound affect on my soul. I doubt that I will ever forget this writing.

I have read several of Stacy Green's books but this thriller, was her most masterful to date. Her characters are flawed and questioning their lives. Lucy Kendall used to work in child protective services. She saw and felt it all. Her mother was definitely lacking in maternal skills and that is perhaps part of why Lucy could not reconcile herself to a job w
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Carol
Aug 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved “All Good Deeds“!!! This is a must read book for
intrigue, danger, suspense and mystery lovers!!! From the
first page to the end you are pulled right into the lives of
some real unique, well developed and very realistic characters.
The plot is very complex having many stunning twists and turns.
The plot moves fast and contains a lot of harsh reality.
The author presents the storyline weaving the past and present
together without difficulty.
Many social issues ( child abduction, dysfunctional fam
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Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.

Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark
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