The first body is a mystery. She’s young. She’s beautiful. And her corpse, laid out in the office of Boston medical examiner Kat Novak, betrays no secrets – except for a notebook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside.
The next body is a warning. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the city streets: a shadowy madman without mercy or apparent motive. The police are skeptical. The mayor won’t listen. And Kat’s chief suspect is one of the city’s most prominent citizens.
The final body . . . might be hers. With the death toll rising, Kat races to expose a deadly conspiracy and the brutal killer at its heart – a killer who will stalk her from the dangerous streets of the inner city to the corridors of power. Because he’s closer than she ever dreamt. And every move she makes could be her very last.
This was a fast paced and easy read for me. I remember finishing the book in around 18 hours. Now that’s saying something. You can imagine how much I enjoyed reading the book. I had never heard about Tess Gerritsen till a few months back when I got one of her books from someone leaving the country. When I shared that book, I saw a lot of comments about Tess Gerritsen’s books being good thrillers. This is how I decided to get one of her books from the library. Needless to say, I am sure I will be reading more of her books in the future.
In an introduction from the author, she says that this book is a bridge novel where she is stepping from being a romantic suspense author to a thriller writer. So this book has both of those. A good romance and a good thriller. If I hadn’t read this, I wouldn’t have guessed that thriller was not her genre always.
The suspense was good too. I couldn’t guess the killer until towards the end. The book is written well. The only thing I felt missing was that the characters are not memorable. I would not remember these characters a few days after I finished reading. They do not stay with you. I read this book a few weeks back. Now when I write the review I have to go back to the book because I don’t remember the names of any character.
This book is a 4⭐ star read for me. I will not be going back to this book for a reread but I will definitely be reading more of Tess Gerritsen.