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This book was so, so good. I loved everything about it. It was the first book in the FBI investigative team, the Mobile Response Team with FBI Agent Mattias Costa at the helm.
A young woman was found murdered, an act of a serial killer that Matt had been searching for many years. He killed every three years on the 3rd, 6th, and 9th March. And he needed to be stopped STAT. That was the seventh murder. Cop Kara wjo had originally fond the victim soon became a part of the investigation along with profiler Catherine.
My first book by Allison Brennan, I savored every word in the book. Though it was a police procedural at the core, it read like a thriller. I love books which can keep me hooked just by the power of the words. Allison’s writing was magical, the need to stop the murderer was a crazy fervor in my blood. I felt as if I were standing next to the characters prodding them on. I think Detective Kara heard me. She had the same impatience that was in my blood whole reading.
The plot was crazy good and I loved looking at the investigation at all angles. Agent Matt had no time for office politics, I loved his frustration while dealing with idiots. The investigation was thorough with great cop instincts at play. I liked them all, but it was Kara who got me, so I felt.
Their was a zingy chemistry between Matt and Kara, which had me grinning with happiness, but there was respect there too. Kara was fiercely independent with a sense of justice in her soul. The ending raised some goosebumps and made me long for the next book. Pronto.
This book was mind blowing, and I completely enjoyed it. I need to read more by this author. Wow!!
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
New York Times bestselling author and gifted storyteller Allison Brennan’s new standalone thriller features a troubled female police detective and an ambitious FBI special agent who wind up at the center of a ticking-clock investigation into a diabolical serial killer. Brennan’s novel will launch a book-a-year series featuring a fabulous cast of recurring characters. It’s the story of a troubled female police detective and an ambitious FBI special agent who wind up at the center of a ticking-clock investigation into a diabolical serial killer; and the bond they forge in this crucible sets the stage for the future books in the series.
Detective Kara Quinn is visiting her hometown of Liberty Lake, Washington, after being placed on administrative leave by the LAPD, when she comes upon the mutilated body of a young nurse during an early morning jog. The manner of death is clearly ritualistic; she calls it in. Meanwhile back in DC, special agent in charge Mattias Costa is meticulously staffing his newly-minted Mobile Response Team. One of his first recruits is the brilliant FBI forensic psychologist Catherine Jones. When word reaches Matt that the Washington state murder appears to be the work of the Triple Killer–it will be the first case for the MRT.
Jones has done the only profile on this serial killer, but she is reluctant to join the unit, still shaken by the death of her sister a year ago under circumstances for which she holds herself responsible. But only she holds the key to understanding the killer’s obsessive pattern–three murder victims, three deep slashes a piece, each three days apart, each series beginning on a March 3rd–3/3, then a three-year hiatus before he strikes again.
This time they have a chance to stop him before he claims another victim strikes, but only if they can figure out who he is and where is is hiding.
Publication Date: 4th February 2020