Review & Giveaway- Witness to Slaughter by K.A. Lugo

GENRE: Thriller


Jack has coped through previous holidays, but this one feels different. It’s been four years since he lost his family, and clues to finding those responsible have dried up. Hopelessness has him so tightly wound that he’s often driven out of his claustrophobic apartment before the ever-present black dog of depression drags him to a place where there’s no coming back from.

Jack wants to be left alone with his sorrow, but when he’s offered double his fee by the wife of one of the city’s most elite families, how can he refuse? She wants him to follow her husband, Franklin, as she suspects he’s cheating and needs photos to get around the strict prenup. Franklin leads Jack across the city to The Majestic Lounge, the Castro District’s most popular gay nightclub. By the time he finds Franklin, Jack is forced to break up a heated argument between him and club owner, Chad Lucas.

Lucas approaches Jack the following day, wanting to hire him for added security during the club’s popular annual Drag Queen Extravaganza. The event’s usual excitement is marred by the deaths of several of Lucas’ friends that authorities are calling suicides. Lucas convinces Jack something more nefarious is going on and agrees to the job.

Does the city have another serial killer on its hands, one who’s targeting the LGBTQ community? Can Jack find a witness? Surely in the crowded nightclub, someone must have seen something.

My Thoughts-

As one reads that title, it’s only natural to assume the book to be full of death and gore. That was not the case at all. Yes it does have death and blood but nothing as extreme as one would imagine. The start was intriguing as it introduced us to our protagonist Jack Slaughter. He is an ex detective, quite famous for his talent for solving cases as well as his dark past. He now works as an investigator. While on a walk he finds a dead body and tries to save it. He fails to save the woman’s life but soon finds himself involved in the case and uncovers secret that might get him close to the culprit itself. 

The writing was interesting and entertaining. The characters were well drawn. I liked how Jack’s character was shown. His grief and trauma were all well penned. The case which he was given to solving started as weird and unimportant but soon took such an interesting turn that I had to know what would happen next. 

Though the writing was nice but at some places I found the author gave too much information on characters that didn’t play any role and it was hard to remember so many facts. I would recommend this to fans of Jack Reacher books and movies! 


“I want you to follow my husband.”

What had Leah said about the famous? It’s unicorns and rainbows on the outside, baby. Inside, they’re squirrels fighting in a sack.

Jack nearly chuckled as he gazed across the desk. With her classic beige pantsuit with matching pumps and wide-brimmed sun hat, and the oversized Louis Vuitton handbag, Ginnifer Whitney-Cummings emulated the epitome of classic fashion. Nothing screamed squirrels fighting in a sack, but he wondered why she wanted her husband followed.

And why him? If she suspected her husband was cheating on her, she certainly could afford an investigator who moved in her own circle.

As if reading his mind, she continued, “I know I must seem out of place . . . here.” She quickly cast a heavily-mascaraed derisive gaze around the small room and settled on the sofa, which looked like someone had recently been sleeping there. He hadn’t been expecting anyone so hadn’t bothered to put the blanket and pillow in the backroom.

“You could say that.”

She smiled but it didn’t reach her eyes. “I’ll get to the point. You’re a man who can get the job done. That’s what I need.”

“There are many good investigators in the city who can get the job done. Why me?” He leaned back in the chair and wove his fingers over his abdomen.

“If rumors are correct, you did what the San Francisco Police Department couldn’t. They sat on a serial killer and got nowhere. You solved the case within days.”

“I got lucky.”

“Luck or not, you accomplished in those few days what a whole department couldn’t do in years, and who didn’t even see fit to warn the public, I might add. Really, I have no idea why we continue to donate to police charities. Anyway, I need someone like you.”

“Mrs. Whitney-Cu—”

“Ginnie. You’ll be working for me, so there’s no need to be so formal,” she told him.

Jack cocked an eyebrow. “I haven’t agreed to anything.”

“You are. I’m paying double your normal fee.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

K.A. Lugo is a native Northern Californian who was raised near San Francisco. In 1997 she left the employ of Clint Eastwood to live in Ireland for six months. It was during this time she met the man she would marry and relocated to live in Ireland. Since 2005, K.A. has published fourteen titles in genres including romantic suspense, erotic romance, cozy mystery, and now thrillers. Slaughtered was the first in the new highly acclaimed Jack Slaughter Thriller series.

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13 thoughts on “Review & Giveaway- Witness to Slaughter by K.A. Lugo

  1. K.A. Lugo is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction. (Audrey Stewart)


    1. Hi Audrey! Thanks for your comment. I hope you get a chance to read this book. Book one is also available, Slaughtered. Each book stands alone, but starting from the beginning will better help you understand Jack and his motives. Please do let me know what you think of these books when you get a chance to read them. Have a great day!


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