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Falsely Accused

(FBI: Special Crimes Unit #5)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Proving her innocence

means running for her life.

Framed for her foster brother’s murder, FBI special agent Wren Santino must clear her name—but someone’s dead set on stopping her from finding the truth. Her estranged childhood friend, Titus Anderson, comes to her aid…but standing by her puts him in the killer’s crosshairs, too. And unraveling a conspiracy may be the only wa
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by Love Inspired Suspense
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Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a hair-raising opening scene! Desperation from the get go and so many questions without any answers. My heart rate skipped along as fast as my eyes skimmed the words because this is the rabid-read kind of suspense. So many twists and turns with stop reading and gasp out loud moments!

Love the friends to lovers vibe of the romance. They haven't seen each other for nine years yet they fall right back into the teasing comaraderie of their best friends days. "It was the same. The verbal sparring
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Framed for her foster brother's death Special Agent Wren Santino must clear her name, but someone is thwarting her every effort to uncover the truth.

Titus Anderson is a childhood friend who steps up to help her unravel the mystery, but helping her put him in the sights of the killer as well. Will they be able to untangle this dangerous conspiracy before someone else gets killed?

A fast paced, action packed drama, filled with suspense and conspiracy. Wren and Titus grew up together, and even thou
Maureen Timerman
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This book starts and ends with action, you cannot figure out what is behind the next corner. As the bodies pile up, and some near misses.
When FBI Agent shows up in Maine to help her foster mother, she never imagines the heartache she is about to endure. She is also about to open her heart to more than her mom, but more heartache follows.
Greed comes to mind here, and there are a lot of surprises and happenings that you won’t see coming. Culprit or culprits go to any length here, and not all make
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
As a huge fan of romantic suspense, I was thrilled to read this book by a new-to-me author. The cover of Falsely Accused is so visually appealing, and I love the new cover style of the Love Inspired Romance novels being released this year. The cover immediately drew me in and made me want to read this book.

FBI special agent Wren Santino is framed for her foster brother's murder, and the only person she can trust is her former childhood friend, Titus Anderson. Their lives both are in extreme dan
Susan Snodgrass
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
'God's plans were best. He had always believed that. They were often unexpected and unanticipated.'

I have been looking forward to Wren Santino's story in Shirlee McCoy's 'FBI: Special Crimes Unit' series. From Wren's first appearance as the boss of the FBI agents in this series, I knew she had a story to tell and I was right! Wren heads back to where she grew up in Maine in this book to check on her former foster mother who has fallen and broken a hip. Almost instantly she is embroiled in a dead
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a new to me author and I enjoyed this very much.
I liked how God's plan always works out whether it is what we want or not. His ways are best anyhow.
There are many twists and turns in this story and Shirlee McCoy has wonderful talent.
Her style of writing is exciting and I love how she keeps your attention throughout the story.
Wren is my favorite FBI agent. I love her for the strong woman she is.
Even after what has happened to her.
I enjoyed this story very much and I loved how it ended.
Wickedly  Romance
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.It has been a little while since I read a straight up mystery (as opposed to a cozy mystery) and let me tell you the opening scene in this book was phenomenal! This is first book of this series that I have read and by this author. I am so thrilled that I did though. There were so many twists and turns throughout this book. As a die hard Agatha Christie fan I com ...more
Connie Queen
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good read. Would recommend.
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wren Santino is a FBI Special Agent and part of the FBI Special Crimes Unit. She is taking a break by returning home to help her foster mother Abigail get her farm ready for sale so Abigail can move to the Sunrise Acres Retirement Village. While driving toward the farm Wren is stopped by her foster brother Deputy Ryan Parker. He has told her that he needs to talk to her about something. As she exits her car to talk Ryan is shot, probably fatally and Wren finds herself hancuffed and stuffed into ...more
Glenda Parker
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My review today is on the Love Inspired Suspense, Falsely Accused. This is book five in the series FBI: Special Crimes Unit. This story like all of Shirlee's books is well written, action packed, and full of adventure. She weaves faith throughout the story like a fine tapestry. I always love that.

FBI Special Agent Wren Santino is arrested by two deputies for shooting her brother, a fellow deputy. She was shot as she knelt beside him. Something is really wrong here. These men aren't following pro
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Falsely Accused by Shirlee McCoy is part of a series however I had not read the other books and I felt this one stood alone. I did like the secondary characters enough to want to learn more about their stories though.

Wren is an FBI agent who is home visiting the lady who helped her through her childhood. I could not tell if they were official foster kids or she just took care of the kids in the city.

Wren and Titus were childhood best friends until she delivered his news that he struggled deali
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Falsely Accused" is a Christian romantic suspense novel. The characters were nice people who struggled with realistic fears. Wren's a capable FBI agent, but she's injured and has been set up for murder. She was very close to Titus when they were young, and he's happy to help her now. He once worked as a police officer, so he's also very capable in dangerous situations. They're very supportive of each other and build each other up. I enjoyed the characters and cared about what happened to them. ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
FBI Agent Wren is being framed for the death of her foster brother after being found fleeing from the scene of the crime. While running she finds an old friend Titus who will do everything he can to help and protect her. Now they must work together to figure out who is behind this before they are killed.

Whew! From the moment this book starts there is so much going on. Readers are thrown right into the middle of this mess leaving the readers like the characters confused of what is going on. There
Toth Jo-Ann
Aug 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-books-read
Talk about a great book. Shirlee writes in away that grabs you from the beginning. It makes it hard to put down. Wren Santino was raised in foster care by a lady named Abigal. Her best best friend was Titus Anderson. This is a great second chance romance. It shows the struggle with faith and forgiveness. Because of Wren's background she has a struggle with forgiveness. Its a great book with lots of action and suspense. There is a few surprises along the way. The bad guy will be surprising and ho ...more
Margaret Yelton
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my fair and honest review.

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genre's. This was a new author for me and I was excited to give her book a try. I found it to be very well written, action packed with several twists and turns. I will have to go back and read other books in this series. I would definitely recommend this book to those that enjoy reading this genre.
Diane Higgins
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed “Falsely Accused” by Shirlee McCoy. This is part of the Love Inspired Suspense FBI:Special Crimes Unit series. This book was a very easy read. I read it in two days!

This story centers around FBI Agent, Wren Santino. Wren is framed for her foster brother’s murder. She teams up with her longtime friend, Titus Anderson, and together they try to find out who really murdered her brother. There was a small twist at the end.

I recommend this book if you enjoy good, clean, romantic suspe
Joyce G. Hoover
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

It it was an excellent read. Could not stop reading only to eat! Read it in one day!
Gave it high marks due to the story line! Tenacious it was like you were living what she was experiencing! I am like her in respect to her continuing until she would solve the mystery of who killed her brother! Only God can give you the strength.

Excellent read! Recommend it!
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many times this genre of books is obviously and annoyingly formula based fiction but I still buy the books and like reading them. What can I say, it's entertaining escapism. However, the real reason I'm "hooked" is the fact that some of my favourite authors have books in this line-up and they are favoured authors for good reason. They deliver great stories; this is one of them. ...more
Deb Whitney
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love all books by Shirlee McCoy! She has done it again with this book filled with suspense and faith and love. Being falsely accused of anything, especially murder, is unnerving! What would you do to prove your innocence? How well do you really know those closest to you?
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I loved learning more about Wren and her life before the FBI team. There are still some loose ends I’d love to find out though! Wren and Titus make a great team. But can they figure out what’s going on before it’s too late?
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed any book I have read by this author, and especially this series. She again does not disappoint in the 5th - and I assume last - book in this series. Awesome read and great characters
Elaine Leonard
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like the way this writer tells her stories
Brenda C. McAllister
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

What an interesting book. It contains enough mystery, intrique and romance for just about anyone. When and Titus are a really sweet couple.
Geneva Stokes
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enjoy the FBI Special Crimes Unit. Keeping up with you, thanks for good reading.
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this entire series!!!
Miranda Conner
It was a good story but dragged a little. All in all wasn't bad at all. ...more
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intense story from the first page, this is a page turning book full of old friendships and family ties that all lead up to one big cover up.
Pat Whitworth
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written and enjoyed

Wren was in her element when working with those she knew and loved. Years had passed but she was still connected to those she !oved
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was really good! Kept my interest all the way home from a long road trip!
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Exciting crime, sweet romance, lovely Christian message (isn’t overbearing). Well narrated by Emily Durante.
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