This is the first in Lisa Jackson’s New Orleans Series. It features Detective Rick Bentz and his partner Detective Reuben Montoya investigating the murders of prostitutes, all killed the same way, it seems a serial killer is stalking New Orleans. At the same time popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds has a fan who’d like to love her to death…literally. She has received pranks calls and mutilated pictures of herself. Detective Bentz is assigned to the case also, the prank calls coincide with the murders, is it a coincidence or the same man? Of course we know it is the same man, the suspense here is, how are the police going to find out the connection, who is the next victim and how will he be stopped? There are subplots and a little romance thrown in, secrets from the past. The only problem I had was with the synopsis I read said Sam’s dark secret from her past. There was a dark secret, but it wasn’t Sam’s, it was connected to something that had happened that she was involved in, but she didn’t even know it! Little things like that bug me.
Anyway, this was another well put together book, plots and subplots, multiple characters and little tidbits along the way to keep you hooked, suspicions abound, I KNEW who did it! But I was WRONG!
The 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge