Monday, February 20, 2012
Kill Switch by Neal Baer and Jonathan Greene
This is a wicked story. Just when you think the story has ended, it begins all over again...
Kensington Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.
Claire Waters is a forensic psychiatrist who is very good at what she does; she's driven by her past. One of her childhood girlfriends was kidnapped and never found. She's trying to find out what makes men become rapists and serial killers. Getting a job at a jail that incarcerates men like this gives her an opportunity to delve into their minds. Unfortunately, her patient, Quimby takes off and more murders begin...
Quimby has also jolted Claire's life by asking her what she fears. She doesn't want to remember the past; that's what holds her fear.
This is a book filled with psychological suspense and duplicity. No one is exactly what they seem to be. There are ties between people and agencies that shouldn't be. The authors are very good at giving you enough clues you think you're getting somewhere and then negating the evidence when the autopsies are done.
This story reminded me of walking through a cobweb. As you try to wipe it off, it continues to hang on in little feathers of thread that go everywhere. That's what this story line does.
They kept me riveted to my chair reading to see just how they were going to handle the ending. It's amazing. But what else would you expect from the former Executive Producers of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit?
Get a copy and get reading.