Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beware of this serial killer

In this psychological thriller, the Rose Killer is imitating the murders that were committed by a prior killer 30 years ago. The killer not only murders their victims but slices parts of their skin to take as souvenirs.

Detective D.D. Warren is investigating along with her partner Phil and her husband, criminalist, Alex.

The killer who is being imitated is Shana Day who has been jailed in a Massachusetts Criminal facility for thirty years.

Dr. Adeline Glen is Shana's sister. Adeline has a rare genetic condition that makes her unable to feel pain.  She is a psychiatrist and becomes D.D.'s pain therapist after D.D. is pushed down a flight of stairs by a criminal she didn't see.

The story is told from the point of view of D.D. and that of Adeline. With every other chapter told by the other character.

The characters are intense and through a maze of twists and surprises Adeline, Shana and D.D. communicate. The reader is swept up with the suspense. Shana is the leading suspect but how could she commit crimes while locked up? Is there a copycat killer?

This edge of seat novel will have the reader gasping for breath as the suspense mounts in an explosive conclusion.

4 comments:

skkorman said...

Thanks for the review, Mike—a new Lisa Gardner book is always good news!

Stay well,
Sheila K.

Michael Draper said...

Thanks, Sheila.

Dorothy Borders said...

I'm not familiar with Lisa Gardner. Perhaps I should make her acquaintance.

Michael Draper said...

Thanks for stopping by Dorothy. Lisa Gardner tells a good story but her writing can be intense.

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