I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
My 2nd book for Halloween Bingo- Amateur Sleuth
Paul is a middle-aged detective in a place that doesn't have much crime at all. Then, a dismembered arm in found in a snow bank, after that more body parts are unearthed. The crimes might be connected, but he has no idea how. With no real leads, Paul turns to Nicole, a guest at the same party as one of the victims. Nicole has developed a gift- she can see pictures move and can see the moments before and after. Nicole has kept her gift mostly a secret and plays it off as a parlor trick. Paul is desperate and Nicole is cute, so he asks her to use her gift on the victims photos. Carl is a crime reporter at a struggling newspaper and desperate for a good story. With some anonymous tips, Carl begins to put together the murders for himself and goes in deeper to the story than he should. Will is on a mission, he also has a special power that leads him to who he wants, but would never guess that Nicole is not far behind tracking his every move.
A unique murder mystery told through they eyes of three very different people trying to solve the crime as well as the murderer. It did take me a little while to get into the story as the first few chapters jump from different points of view to introduce characters. Nicole's gift reeled me into the story it was so distinctive and she seemed to have a bond with the women who were being taken as well as the murderer. Along with Nicole, Will's story drew me in. The scenes where Will was tracking, killing and dismembering were gruesome in detail. I was also intrigued by the insight into his mind and what he was seeing and feeling. The medical details of the writing were very accurate and detailed as well. The reasons why the killings were done was the real mystery here, and it was truly disturbing, but I'm glad Carl was able to get the details out of Will. The ending was thrilling and surprising as the cat-and-mouse game comes to an end, but not without a few twists. One thing that bothered me at the end was that the reason for Nicole's intense connection with Will was never explained. Overall, a thrilling, threatening and surprising murder mystery.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.