Yikes--what an ending to a fast paced murder mystery where Greed for money and recognition is behind it all. I will be reading the next book and my review will be up on 10/20 I think it is. I just have to know what happens next. The actual murderer is still on the loose--Michael has taken off for parts unknown. Why has he taken off? You will have to read this book to find out!
College girls are found dead with their larynx's cut out--emails keep showing up at the newsroom after each killing which make no sense what so ever. The FBI is clueless. Meanwhile Michael's half brother that he did not know he had shows up at his home. Andi-the intern at the newspaper-cracks an adoption ring wide open helping a young mother and her autistic son in the process.
There is some comic relief in all this--the intrepid computer geek--Marissa's (Michaels wife) man hungry friend Clarissa who does end up with Brandon who also works at the newspaper, I think!
This can still be read as a stand alone -there are references to the prior book but not necessary to understanding and reading this one. However-I think you better read this one before the next!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Torture disfigures and maims, traumatizing a person’s psyche. It also torments the lives they…touch.
A sick, twisted email lands at journalism outlets across the south, referencing innocent little animals and primal urges, Hollywood movie stars and women of a certain ilk...tearing flesh from bone. The haunting note tests Michael’s over-protective nature, and he questions if it’s just a prank from a sheltered computer geek, or a prophetic sign of a future heinous act.
A shadow of death swallows up one beautiful young lady after another…and no one can stop it. But what force is behind this chain of sadistic killings, pulling the strings, toying with pretty girls who want nothing more than to meet Mr. Right? As Michael and his band of brothers (and sister) track a series of bizarre murders in southern college towns—slowly piecing together what the FBI can’t—a savage monster strikes close to home.
When blood pours from the soul you love, the pain isn't of this world.
In the end, lives will be forever changed. And one will not survive.
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About the Author: (from Goodreads)
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection to the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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