This is the first book I have ever read by this author and I definitely enjoyed reading it. It is a psychological murder mystery which will keep you turning the pages wondering what is going to come next. Benjamin Tucker is a bestselling true crime writer who occasionally helps the authorities in solving crimes. He is also divorced with a daughter he loves but she lives with his ex. He has recently married a VERY rich women who also has a teenage daughter who he gets along with. (the two teens do as well!)--but the money truly means nothing to him. When women begin to be found-decapitated-the police ask for his assistance.
There are several characters that I fell in love with--Roberta, the feisty cook and the detective Netter-whose language was from the gutter but whose heart was in the right place, and who loved getting Benjamin "upset" And then there was the FBI profiler-Special Agent Lainie MacKenzie.
I will leave you with these thoughts--why in heavens name does the killer identify with Benjamin. Who is helping the killer and why? Are they able to stop this killer? I am going to try and read the other books in this series. Although this was not the first it can definitely be read as a stand alone.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
2014 GOLD Readers' Favorite for Mystery/Murder
Lex Allen, Reviewer for Readers' Favorite International Book Awards: "One often reads blurbs and reviews that talk about “fast paced”, “edge of your seat suspense” or “I couldn’t put it down.” In some cases these phrases are a bit exaggerated; in the instance of Vengeance is Mine by Harry James Krebs these phrases become understatements. This murder-mystery suspense thriller is among the very best I’ve read so far this year."
Driven by a traumatic, violent event in his teenage years, Benjamin Tucker, a true crime author and amateur detective, is obsessed with solving crimes near his home turf of Holly Springs, North Carolina. When a series of decapitated female victims is found in neighboring communities, he is helplessly drawn in to the investigation. The hunt for the killer becomes personal and Tucker isn’t sure if he’s become the killer’s idol or his next victim.
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
After receiving his BA in applied physics from Aurora University in Illinois, Harry spent thirty-seven years with United States Department of Energy Contractors as a senior mechanical engineer. He designed, built, maintained, and operated large experimental detectors for high-energy physics experiments at national laboratories such as the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Superconducting Super Collider, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University.
Krebs always wanted to write mystery novels, but his engineering career left him little time to write until now. His first novel, Fractured Persona, is based on a recurring dream where he would wake up in someone else's body and life.
The author and his wife currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their Chihuahua, Lucille.
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