What’s it about?
Sometimes, Death Comes With a Warning
There’s a killer prowling the streets. He stalks and murders young women seemingly at random, and he always warns them first…
Twenty year old Kendele Byers is savagely killed and buried in a shallow grave. She had a violent past, a bizarre kinky line of work, and the suspect list grows longer every day.
But when another woman is murdered, Detective Mitchell Lonnie realizes that there’s something much more sinister afoot, a connection between the two murders. Both victims had received a clue hinting their oncoming demise several minutes before they were attacked. There’s a serial killer in Glenmore Park. Even worse, he seems to be accelerating his murder pace.
Now Mitchell and his partner need to locate the killer before more innocent women die. But when his sister gets involved, Mitchell’s focus begins to unravel. Soon his pursuit becomes personal, and the stakes rise very high…
This was a really good police procedure which showed some sublime detective work from Mitchell Lonnie. Jacob and Mitchell are partners working together. Jacob is the veteran cop in the force, Mitchell is 15 years his younger and very good looking, he also has a feeling for getting witnesses to open up and get the info he needs, by showing his compassion.
I really liked how the story was built up. The murderer’s signature was an original and scary one too: he sends his victims a picture of the murder weapon he will kill them with. Then the clock starts ticking. They will have 30 minutes left to live.
The storyline was pretty straightforward, with a few red herrings thrown in. When Mitchell is put on a sidetrack, an unexpected ally contacts him, he pairs up and follows his own investigating moves. The mystery is revealed step by step by some great policework, it’s not kept overly simple as I’ve read in a few other police procedures but the right questions are asked and I could keep up and follow right along. Of course it takes right until the end and some real clever thinking to suddenly crack the case and get on the killer’s trail. The suspense builds and it has a really good finish.
This was an enjoyable read, a very strong start of this new series and I’m really happy I got the chance to read this one. Recommended for readers who like Casey Hill.
I received a free copy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.