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Book Review-Wicked Greed-John W Medford

Monday, October 13, 2014


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.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book here

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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25 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

Can't wait to read these, sound great!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

This sounds like it's long the lines of the show Criminal Minds--one of my FAVS!! I like that it keeps you on the edge-going to check out this author for sure!!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I think this book reaffirms the truth in the saying ' money is the root of all evil'. Sounds like a thrilling read!

Jenn said...

My husband would be all over this. He loves a good mystery.

Kristen Campbell said...

This one looks a little too intense for me, but I sure can appreciate the creative mind of the author!

Chrissy said...

I never have enough time to read! I love the reviews that you do, always a great place to find a new recommendation!

Kendall Rayburn said...

So neat that there is comedy thrown in here - what a cool book!

Dede said...

I'm not into horror books. My sister in law would say, we draw the line with torture and/or stalking. If it's on TV I can handle it because I can cover my eyes!

Maria said...

I love a fastpaced murder! It's a great way to enjoy those long, lazy weekends that I wish I had more of.

Lalia Frolick said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I tend to stay away from books like this because they're too graphic and violent for me, and sometimes just disturb me (think the "Millennium trilogy"). But this seems like quite the read. Enjoy the sequel :)!

Jennifer said...

This sounds like a nail-biter! I NEED to read this book!

Uplifting Families said...

Wow, you read so many great books. I need to read this one too.

Melissa Vera said...

There is nothing I love better than a good suspenseful mystery. I am adding this to my must read list.

Theresa Mahoney said...

It does sound like there is quite a bit going on here. I like that there is some comedy thrown in. It really helps break up those intense moments while urging you to keep turning the pages!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love these kinds of reads. Anything that has mystery in it I love to read. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Murder Mystery! One of my favs! And yeah, when I'm not writing I'm chasing kids too :)

Liz Mays said...

What a horrid killer he is, yet I'm intrigued enough to read it. I love thrillers like this.

Kero Pinkihan said...

what a suspense! that's why I usually end up hauling book series. I canot sleep until I find out who the culprit is!

mail4rosey said...

I'm disturbed reading the preview, lol. You are far braver than I to read this genre. My mom loves it too!

Katrina Gehman said...

This looks awesome, i love murder mysteries. i'm bookmarking this so i can remember to read it soon.

Growing Up Madison said...

This sounds like my kind of book. Here's another for my TBR Kindle list and I can't wait to read the review on the other one.

Chrystal Mahan said...

"College girls are found dead with their larynx's cut out-" sounds like a book right in the niche I like to read! Thanks for another great review.

Amber B said...

I love that you say you think it's best to read the prior book. I like to know exactly what is going on in a book I'm reading! I often welcome Comic relief in an intense book.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

Ah, greed. The sore point of humanity, as far as I'm concerned. With that plot point, the possibilities for a unique and thrilling mystery are endless. It's great that this book sucked you in to the whole series!

Amanda McMahon said...

eek, Primal urges? That sounds a bit too much! But it sounds like it would be pretty good read.

 
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