When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.
With no quick means of identifying the deceased, building a profile of this serial killer is more challenging than usual. How are these targets being selected? Why are their limbs being severed and their bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this person to murder?
The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: The killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…
I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is the 6th book in the series, but is made to be a standalone book. I did feel that this was the case. I felt like I didn’t know just a slight backstory in the sense of how the characters have grown to know either other, etc. However, that did not make this book harder to follow or anything of the sort. I like when series like this are able to be read out of order if you want.
The book starts out with you getting a view from the suspects on what he is feeling while doing his crime, which is abduction and murder. You find out quickly what Brandon and the FBI are dealing with, which is body parts that are hard to identify and are not really giving them a clear picture of who the suspect is. I must admit at first I had no idea what the word unsub meant and I was like what the heck are they talking about, so good old Google told me it is unidentifiable subject. So you know learn something new every day 🙂 guess I need to watch more crime shows!
I liked that this book kept you guessing on who the suspect was, at first I was like oh I know who it is then you are thrown for a loop that there might be multiple suspects and then I was like oh okay well maybe it is this person then along with this person. I thought that there was a couple other good surprises that were thrown in that I was not suspecting, but I don’t want to give them away so you will just have to read it.
I also enjoyed that the book had some historic aspect to it with the whole Mayan culture and how the murders were ritualistic in nature. That is just the history major in me coming out, but I thought it was a fun thing to learn some history while reading this book. I thought that the characters were well developed and worked well together. I did get that Brandon was going through things with Becky but that was the one part I thought might have been involved more than I liked just because I was more interested in the story of the suspects than him being upset about his relationship.
Overall I thought this was a fun book to read and enjoyed getting the opportunity to do a review of it. I also always love when my city is mentioned in a book and they happen to talk about Albuquerque, NM :-).
Book Rating: 3 out of 5