logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The 7th Victim: Karen Vail Novel #1 - Alan Jacobson
The 7th Victim: Karen Vail Novel #1
by: (author)
The Dead Eyes Killer lurks in the backyard of the famed FBI Profiling Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously seen, confound the local task force, despite the gifted profiling skills of Special Agent Karen Vail. But along with Vail‘s insight and expertise comes considerable... show more
The Dead Eyes Killer lurks in the backyard of the famed FBI Profiling Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously seen, confound the local task force, despite the gifted profiling skills of Special Agent Karen Vail. But along with Vail‘s insight and expertise comes considerable personal and professional baggage.On leave pending a review of her assault on her abusive ex-husband, Vail must battle forces determined to bring her down, as she fights to find Dead Eyes before he murders more young women. But the seventh victim is the key to all that stirs this killer...the key that will unlock secrets perhaps too painful for Vail to bear. These are secrets that threaten to destroy her, secrets that will bring down her storied and promising career. For Karen Vail, the truth rests at the heart of a lie. And uncovering it could get her killed...With material meticulously researched during seven years of study with the Bureau’s vaunted profiling unit, Alan Jacobson brings refreshing realism and unprecedented accuracy to his pages, as he takes readers behind the scenes of the FBI Academy, where he worked with the actual profilers who have studied and interviewed twenty years’ worth of serial killers."As one of the founding fathers of the FBI profiling unit, I can unequivocally state that 'The Seventh Victim' sets a new standard for serial killer novels. Like 'Silence of the Lambs' did 20 years ago, 'The Seventh Victim' redefines the genre and brings it into the 21st century. With meticulous research and dead-on accuracy, Alan Jacobson has not only written a gripping, twisting thriller, he's created a must-read book." – Robert Ressler, world renowned FBI Profiler (ret.), founder of VICAP (FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program), recognized "father" of serial killer research, international lecturer and bestselling author"There are thrillers which you read once, then throw away. Alan Jacobson has written a book that is fast paced and intense and will make sure you'll read it over and over again. A masterful work--dark, creepy, yet at the same time you won't be able to put it down." – The Strand Magazine"(The 7th Victim) has all the ingredients for a best-selling psychological thriller: strong female lead, multifaceted serial killer, compelling plot, and just enough secrets and surprises to keep the adrenaline racing" – School Library Journal
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781624670794 (1624670792)
Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing
Edition language: English
Series: Karen Vail (#1)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
1.0 That's a no
The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson started off feeling a bit like an episode of Criminal Minds as the main character is an FBI profiler who works for the BAU. However, as the story continued I started to realize that this woman was in no way capable of being a member of such a prestigious group. Her cr...
My slice of heaven
My slice of heaven rated it
4.0 The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1) by Alan Jacobson
I'm not entirely sure how to start this review, I liked the book, some parts were like this massive info dump and I think the book could have been shorter, It really dragged in places and I was itching to skip ahead, so I could see who the killer was. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally found...
A Date with a Book
A Date with a Book rated it
3.0
Original ReviewI enjoyed this book for the most part. While I enjoy mystery thrillers and have read several similar books in the past, this book just didn’t pull me quickly through it. I’m not sure why. It was a fairly slow and heavy read.I enjoyed the main character Karen Vail. However, throughout ...
Blood Rose Books
Blood Rose Books rated it
3.0 The 7th Victim (Karen Vail Series)
I really enjoyed this book. I was unsure if I was going to read it, as I have found that mystery thrillers, these days, are not as interesting as they used to be, and rely too much, on how much they can shock you, than the actual storyline. This book does focus on the story and it has just enough to...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
3.0
This is def. a series I will continue on with. I thought the "mystery" part of the book was excellent. Where I tended to "mark the book down" was I thought there was too much drama central focused on the main character's personal life...it totally threw me for a loop as I wasn't expecting it.
Other editions (12)
Books by Alan Jacobson
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?