The story flowed well throughout, and the last several chapters kept me up at night. I couldn’t put it down. Well written. Realistic. I highly recommend to murder-mystery fans. I’m looking forward to a sequel. (less)
Add in a damaged police sergeant and a beautiful criminal psychologist who are in a race against time to find the killer’s identity before the body count mounts, and you have the perfect recipe for a great book. If you like police procedurals, this is the book for you. Well done, Mr. King!
The chapters told from the view of PPP, the serial killer, are riveting. The connections made by Pat, the psychologist, also spot on. The evolution of how a child becomes pure evil is built slowly and with great skill.
Rick was an interesting character, slightly flawed. He doesn’t always make the right choices. I waffled between sympathy and frustration when reading his inner thinking.
There is a bit of a side story with Y2K that didn’t add much for me. I think maybe it was to unite the family together again but it was a bit strange. Also, reason for my missing star on rating, I was a bit disheartened by the constant sexual tension between Rick and Pat. I am hoping the second installment doesn’t go there…
Those two small issues aside, I really enjoyed this story, would highly recommend and look forward to the next.
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