#BookReview of S. Burke’s WHATEVER IT TAKES @pursoot #suspense #TuesdayBookBlog

Whatever it Takes

Ciao, amici! I have another suspense novel to talk about today. S. Burke’s Whatever it Takes.


James Kincaid had it all.

He’d made it to the ‘A’ list in Hollywood, a town that prized and idolized winners above all else. Three golden statuettes currently graced the mantle of his Los Angeles mansion. Next year’s Oscars held the sweet promise of more.

Then life began exacting a price that no man could be expected to pay as the people he cared about began dying and dying badly. 

He couldn’t move on with his life or the dream without knowing why.

Andi O’Connor is the woman he’d hired to do ‘whatever it takes’ to find him the answers.

Could this disenchanted, street-hardened, ex-homicide cop uncover the truth without adding to the growing list of those already sacrificed on the altar of one besotted human’s insanity?

From Hollywood to New York, the body count continues to rise. Time is not on their side.’

★★★★☆ A Gritty and Glamorous Hollywood Crime Story

I picked up WHATEVER IT TAKES because I heard good things about both the author and the book, and the description really caught my interest. I’m really glad I did. I had a lot of preconceived notions and expectations, and the book exceeded all of them.

The plot was intriguing, the suspects numerous and nuanced. The protagonists came with emotional baggage that was both tragic and realistic. Watching the investigation unfold as the relationship heated was a joy—I enjoyed each aspect equally.

I was really taken with the way the author took several seemingly unrelated threads and wove them together into one intricate plot. While I wasn’t surprised by “whodunit,” I was a bit surprised by why—the motivations behind the crimes kept me turning pages to learn more.

If you enjoy Hollywood crime stories, you’ll enjoy WHATEVER IT TAKES.

If you’d like to learn more about S. Burke, you can visit her website.

Published by Staci Troilo

A writer fascinated with interpersonal relationships, the importance of family, and the relevance of heritage. Learn more at https://stacitroilo.com.

67 thoughts on “#BookReview of S. Burke’s WHATEVER IT TAKES @pursoot #suspense #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Staci, thank you so much! I’m absolutely delighted with your review. I love delving into the machinations of the human psyche. The research I’ve done into sociopathic and malignant behavior has both been fascinating and more than a little shattering at times. I do write ’em dark. lol. 😎

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    1. I don’t know if you know this, Soooz, but I LOVE dark. I can tell you did your research; your characterization is top notch. And you peppered in just enough sweeter moments that readers could take a breath. Very well done.

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