The following review is spoiler-free.
I feel like the tagline for this is best describes the plot: He’s the infamous killer no man has ever been able to find. Now it’s a girl’s turn.
Why This Book:
I was hesitant about this book at first since I’m not a huge fan of James Patterson and his name is on the cover, he comes off as more of a brand than anything to me. I ended up picking this book up because I have always been fascinated by serial killers. Reading this book also counts as a part of my debut books challenge.
The first selling point for this novel is main character, Audrey; she doesn’t always listen, but I feel like this book wouldn’t exist if she did. I enjoyed the forensic science and the learning how to figure out the how someone died; they were very well put together. I wasn’t a fan of the romance and I didn’t feel like it was necessary nor added anything to the story; I’m still trying to figure out why romance seems to be wedged in books that could stand without it. I loved the addition of pictures and “blood”spattered chapter headers; however, I feel like stating where the location was meant to help the reader imagine the historical locations, but after awhile I found myself skipping those. I won’t touch on the mystery aspect as much, as I am prone to guessing the “who done it;” however, I enjoyed the ending.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars