I totally have serial killers on the brain and I blame Criminal Minds. I go through weird stages liking this show and ignoring it exists because it gets so dark. But interestingly, I don’t feel the reading I do is that dark? Is it?
What happens when you can’t trust a parent any more? That’s the event that this book revolves around: Cat sees her father flirting with a 17 year old Maryanne Doyle, who later disappears. And that’s when he denies ever knowing her, he destroys his relationship with Cat though I am not entirely sure he’s aware of why their relationship has broken apart. 18 years later, Cat is a detective and called to investigate a murder near the pub her father owns — and finds evidence that links Alice to Maryanne. Cat begins to wonder if he really is the killer, and that’s what got me — the relationship between father and daughter, so irrevocably changed. Why did he lie?
There’s such a disconnect between the pink cover and the title, and not to mention the unicorn I had to read the title twice over for it to truly register. The premise is somewhat creepy: What if murdered children could inhabit the bodies of adults to get their revenge on the people that killed them. Wyld, a cop, running a cold case squad starts to investigate the deaths of a brother and sister, and finds instead a support group of slain children. The blurb tends to forget about the brother/sister case, so I am not entirely sure what that means. But I can’t help but be curious. It’s one of the more original plots I’ve read recently.
Oh hello, interesting serial killer story: Will is in prison because he’s well a serial killer. And one of his victims was his girlfriend’s, Alison’s, best friend. Which as you can well imagine effed her up good. After she ran away to Amsterdam, she put him out of her mind, and then, another body appears. And she is the only person Will says he’ll confess to about the possibility of a copycat. This sounds like an absolute mind game, and I am ready for it.
I think book is every librarian’s — and anyone else who has seen too many budget battles. Serenity is a librarian who has lost her funding. So she sets out to rob the politicians who robbed her library. But the politicians in question want their money back, but I don’t think Serenity is going to let that happen… hands up who wants Serenity to get away with this??
Apparently, with this blurb, we need two paragraphs mentioning awards, before we get to the actual blurb. Sighs. Why. Ellery is a cop in a small town, and victim number 17 of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. She’s also the only one who lived. But when three people disappear over her birthday over three years, Ellery thinks someone knows her secret — is the secret is that she lived? Why does she fear this secret? But I digress, no one believes her, so she calls the FBI agent who saved her. He on the other hand has a crumbling marriage, bosses who don’t think much of him, and the fact that he blew a major investigation. So who is after Ellery? Did they get the right killer??
I know a lot of my fellow bloggers out there like their darker books, but what do you read when you need a break?