Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest.
Lieutenant Jo Riskin of the Grand Rapids Police, Homicide Department has two murders, in a fairly close time span, that appear to be related. But the investigations are going nowhere. She, her partner Detective Lynae Parker, and her department are stumped. Oops. I said stumped. Considering the two victims are missing an extremity that is unfortunate wording. And also slightly funny. Come on, you know it is.
But wait! There’s more! Not only is Jo trying to find what could be a serial killer in her city, but the case against her husband’s killer suddenly goes sideways. Now she’s scrambling on two fronts. Thank goodness she’s pretty damn good at her job and she’s also got a top notch team.
It takes a special kind of talent for an author to run a primary murder (murders!-is this a serial killer?!) and keep us guessing, but it takes an extraordinary author to run two separate murder mysteries in tandem and not come out smelling like a big pile of crapola. I am happy to say that Ms. TenBrink smells like a field of flowers. Or maybe a midway filled with fair food. Or pies baking. Mmmmm…where was I? Oh yeah! Not only do we get the possible serial killer angle, but we get the continuation of Jo’s quest to bring her husband’s murderer to justice. See book 1 for how this particular part begins. Don’t worry though, this can be read as a standalone. However, I don’t know why you would want to skip book 1. It’s awesome!
I have nothing bad to say about this book. The plot, the pacing, the characters, the mystery, and the dialogue are all sublime. I hated leaving Jo and her crew in Grand Rapids when the last page was turned. Debbie S. TenBrink is most definitely one of my favorite authors. Period. The End.