Alex Morse is having a bad year, it has just gotten worse with the death of her sister, who told Alex on her death bed that her husband has killed her and begs her to save her son. This starts Alex on a single minded mission to do two things, prove her brother-in-law a murderer and more importantly, save her nephew.

As her investigation progresses, she uncovers the next victim and enlists his help, he is skeptical at first but slowly realizes that she is right. As Alex and eventually others get closer to the truth, the murderer decided to cut his losses and leave and the bodies start piling up.

Greg Iles does a masterful job of pulling all the threads together and writes in such a fashion that the reader actually feels the tension, when Dr. Shepard realizes his wife really does want him dead, I felt like I had been smacked in the face. I wanted to call in sick so I could finish the book that day.

Category: Suspense/ Thriller
# pages: 509
Challenge: Support your local library

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. J. Kaye says:

    I want so bad to get back to this author’s books, but I don’t think I’ll be able to this year. Bummer…