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Necessary Ends

(Tai Randolph Mysteries #6)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Tai Randolph is no stranger to solving mysteries. With a taste for danger and a talent for amateur sleuthing, she has helped put an assortment of murderers behind bars, much to the displeasure of her lover, Trey Seaver. A former SWAT officer with the Atlanta police department before a car crash inflicted brain injuries forcing a retool of his life, Trey believes in letting ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Poisoned Pen Press
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Tina Whittle's Necessary Ends is called "A Tai Randolph Mystery". And, yes, Tai is in it, and she's essential as always. But, this is the story of her lover and partner, Trey Seaver. It's also the culmination of a story arc, a point that marks a change in the direction of this series, and a change for the characters themselves.

Tai Randolph owns an inherited gunshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Trey is an ex-cop, once a SWAT sniper. Following an accident in which there was damage to his frontal lobe, Sea
Cora Lockhart
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received NECESSARY ENDS directly from the publisher for review purposes. Please excuse any formatting issues in the following post.

The Envelope Please…

Tai Randolph can’t resist a mystery. She may be an amateur sleuth, but she's a professional badass. One who happens to know a lot about guns. What she claims not to know is stuffed in an envelope under the register of her Kennesaw gun shop and has to do with Beauregard Forrest Boone, a ghost from her past. Trey Seaver, Tai's lover extraordinaire
Bonnie Macadam
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although I've been hooked on the Tai Randolph-Trey Seavor series since Book #1, NECESSARY ENDS, is my favorite so far. The plots of the previous books were more directly tied to Southern culture, but NECESSARY ENDS, while still in Georgia, is pretty much all "Hollywood." A popular tv series is filmed on location and the plot is focussed on cast, crew,the money guys, and an old murder. Tina Whittle has a firm grasp of how Hollywood works and it shows. There are intersecting plotlines of the myste ...more
James Jackson
The sixth novel in the Tai Randolph series, this one set in Atlanta, GA, digs deep into her lover’s past. Trey Seaver was a former SWAT member of the Atlanta police department before traumatic brain injury forced him to reinvent himself. Every ex-cop has one case they regret, that they want a do-over, that haunts them. For Trey it is the Talbot case.

Four years later, the main suspect, ex-movie producer Nick Talbot, contacts Trey, reopening old animosities and wounds that suck Tai and Trey into t
Danielle Walden
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just keeps getting better! I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Tai and Trey come into themselves not only as individuals but as partners in every way. Necessary Ends begins with Trey and Tai coming face-to-face with issues from their past. A case the has been unsolved for years comes back to light leaving Trey having to trust a person that he has felt to be guilty for the past 4 years. Tai is still recovering from learning that the person that she has believed to be her uncle may actual ...more
Jan Locke
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Necessary Read

So sad to get to the last page! I love this series! Tina Whittle creates characters you really want to keep up with, exciting cases that are always solved but with overwhelming obstacles to overcome, plus a growing, tender relationship between Trey, recovering from a horrible accident, & Tai, fighting her way through emotional insecurities. Start at the beginning of this series so the impact of Tai & Trey ' s attraction to each other & it's healing strength for both of
Kathleen Gray
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'd not read this series before and I'm regretting it. Whittle has created a very intriguing set of characters, especially in Tai and Trey. Trey, who was forced to leave the police force because of a brain injury, is still bothered by the murder of Jessica Talbot. He was convinced it was her husband Nick and NOW Nick is accusing Trey. Tai, who apparently has a long history of investigating on her own, of course steps in to exonerate those who should be and find the real culprit. The plot is fair ...more
Jan Rubens
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked Necessary Ends a lot. Tina Whittle is a very competent writer who delivers a good story with a cast of characters who are a little quirky and unpredictable and therefore fun to follow. Tai Randolph and Trey Seaver are well developed and compelling protagonists. I've been a fan from their beginning. They are dynamic characters who have grown and changed through the series, so the reader is drawn into their world.

The opening had me hooked immediately. Though I struggled a bit to hold onto
Margaret S. Boendier
Master Storyteller

Every book in this series takes you into a mind bending mystery that keeps you guessing all the way to the last page, all the while Tai and Trey are growing, adapting in ways we could never imagine. Tina Wittle is one of the best storytellers I've the pleasure to read.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whittle is true to her well-developed characters, and the plot is gripping as always. I would note, though, that this is clearly a transitional book as she sets up changes to come. Will be interesting to see where the characters go from here.
Sue Em
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Up until 4am reading this excellent mystery
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Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Former Atlanta SWAT officer Trey Seaver has been haunted by the cold case murder of Jessica Talbot. Trey is convinced movie producer Nick Talbot killed Jessica even though tainted police evidence by Trey's partner resulted in Nick ended up going free. But when a new threat to Nick’s life makes Trey a potential suspect, he is blackmailed to look into the case with the help of his lover and partner Tai Randolph. Tai and Trey go undercover on the local Atlanta set of the hit TV show Moonshine where ...more
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Tina Whittle’s Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series — featuring intrepid gunshop owner Tai and her corporate security agent partner Trey — has garnered starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Published by Poisoned Pen Press, this Atlanta-based series debuted with The Dangerous Edge of Things, followed by Darker Than Any Shadow (2012) and Blood, Ash and Bone (2013) ...more

Other books in the series

Tai Randolph Mysteries (6 books)
  • The Dangerous Edge of Things (Tai Randolph Mysteries #1)
  • Darker Than Any Shadow (Tai Randolph Mysteries #2)
  • Blood, Ash, and Bone (Tai Randolph Mysteries #3)
  • Deeper Than the Grave (Tai Randolph Mysteries #4)
  • Reckoning and Ruin (Tai Randolph Mysteries #5)