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Publisher's Summary

The past and the present collide in the final installment of USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb’s Devlin & Falco series, threatening everything these two detectives care about.

Birmingham detectives Kerri Devlin and Luke Falco arrive at the scene of a double homicide to discover that nothing makes sense. A woman and her child are dead, and though the husband says he killed them, the evidence says otherwise. Why would a man confess to unspeakable murders he didn’t commit? 

What starts as an open-and-shut case explodes into a web of new leads. Devlin and Falco get to work tracking down every single one - including a disturbing connection between the murders and Falco’s dark past.

Falco knows the incident from eight years ago will jeopardize the partnership he’s built with Devlin, both on and off the job. If he could go back, he would - but what happened happened, and there’s a murderer on the loose. Devlin and Falco must slog through the pain to get to the truth; and so far the only truth they know is that everyone is lying.

©2021 by Debra Webb. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A complex, exciting mystery.”Kirkus Reviews

“Police procedural fans will be sorry to see the last of Kerri and Luke.”Publishers Weekly 

“Threats, violence, and a dramatic climax…Good for procedural readers…”Library Journal 

What listeners say about Can't Go Back

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Quite the Story

I liked how the writer presented clues and had the readers guessing what exactly happened. As the story unfolded, what was disclosed helped the detectives to unwind the tangled web. What a web indeed! Great book!

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Whitest Birmingham Ever

I like reading books set in locations I am familiar with, so a book set in my hometown sounds great. After reading, however, I wonder if the author actually has set foot in Birmingham. The Birmingham Police (which I have never heard being referred to as BPD by anyone) in this story is described as being all white. Even the criminals and drug dealers are white. Birmingham is a multicultural city with Blacks and Hispanics making up large portions of the population.
I realize that writers take creative license in their work, but if they are going to use real places, please use the place, not just the name of the place and create something else!
Story isn't sure if it wants to be a crime thriller or romance novel, but it, at least, was interesting enough to keep my attention, if not a bit predictable.

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Very good story; not so good narration

There were lots of twists and turns in the story and I was surprised at the end. I started to return the book after the first chapter but hung in and am glad I did. My problem with this book is the narration. Oddly, I thought the female narrator was really annoying when voicing Devlin but was ok when voicing Falco and the mothers. I ended up getting used to the voice so it didn't ruin the book but I think someone else would have been better.

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Good Series Ending

4 Stars for me!

My rating range of this story... 3.5 - 4.25 Stars
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H = 7/10
h = 8/10

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F = 6/10
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Was cheating involved? Not by the MCs
Any major triggers to be aware of? Child death, rape (lightly discussed)

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Just No!

Angst Level? Heavy
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3 Stars for me!

Internal Monolog? Please Stop
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Scenes with heat... No

The back story... The blurb says it all!

Final Notes... The series finally started off quickly but the 25% - 60% moved a bit too slow for me. The last 40% was fairly strong and well played out with multiple ending sequences. The ending was definitely OTT with the bad guy(s) being crazy bad. As OTT as it was, I did enjoy how everything ended and was happy to see better endings for several of the characters in the series.

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Excellent as usual but ditch male narrator

Very well written & developed story, but the male narrator insertions were disruptive. His voice grated on me.

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Great series!

Great read. Finished in 2 days. Can't wait for the next one!! I hope the series continues...

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great

I love the series. it never gets stole this one was about who tilde former police officer's wife and child by catching the house on fire.

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Who did it?

Very good book with lots of twist. There were so many times I thought I knew who did it and how and in the end, I was completely wrong.
Worth the credit.