Every serial killer has a type. But what if that type is part of a larger, more dangerous agenda?
With virtually identical women being murdered in Minnesota, panic is causing huge political pressure to get the killer off the streets. Celebrated investigator Cade Dawkins is given the hot potato case and hopes to get it wrapped up before the governor has his head. But the killer has his own agenda—one that goes beyond simply murdering knockout blondes. As it becomes a cat and mouse game between killer and investigator, Dawkins begins to realize he just may be the mouse.
Rating and Review
I received an eARC from the author for an honest review and here is what I thought of this serial killer story.
The story started with the killer’s perspective and curiosity was built from there. However, it did not proceed as I was expecting. As in, I thought it will turn out to be a good old Whodunnit but that was not so because the identity of the killer is revealed quite early in the story. That was kind of a damper for me because now I knew what the game was and it being a Serial Killer book, the end had to be that the good guy will catch the bad guy so there was not much left to be discovered except for the how of it.
The main character is Cade Dawkins and having read the book, I am not sure I actually know Cade much. His characteristics came up in the plot out of the blue like in one scene he is completely emotional and then there are scenes which show him being a douche; so what kind of a person is he really.
There were some incidents in the story that left me boggled. Like in one scene we find out that Cade and Reynolds are a couple but when exactly did they become a couple? That part is assumed (I think so). That annoyed me, really.
During the narrative, characters from Cade’s past popped up and they had no relevance to the story whatsoever except for telling us why Cade was the way he is. Again, if there was a background, it would have made sense but one paragraph about a character we have never heard about in the middle of something else (a character we will not hear about again) was a deterrent to the story in my opinion.
The most interesting part about the story was the serial killer’s perspective. What he may plan next was what kept me going on.
This one was good for a one time read.