Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Perfect Death by James Andrus
It all began as a missing person's case. John Stallings always took a personal interest in this type of case because he has a missing daughter. He wasn't prepared to find the missing person was a victim of homicide, though.
Pinnacle Books, a division of Kensington Publishing, sent me an ARC of this to read for review (thank you). The book is being published this month, so check with your local bookstore to get a copy.
This is a very good police procedural novel that makes the characters human. One cop is separated and doesn't want to get divorced, one is too dependent on legal drugs, one wants to solve a big case and get a promotion, the sergeant is looking for love, and they have a serial killer on their hands. Most of them are working too many hours. No matter how many questions they ask, they are not getting closer to their killer. And more women are going missing.
The killer has a very unusual motive, which makes him harder to find. He also is very elusive in his actions because he wants to make his goal, to have everything perfect.
This is a fast paced story with lots of action in different parts of the cop's lives, the killer's lives, and the victim's lives. You won't be bored and you will most likely be surprised by ending. You might know who the killer is, but Stallings will still surprise you.
Why not get a copy and see if you enjoy this book as much as I did? The author is a career law enforcement officer and it shows in his writing.
If you would like to win my ARC, leave a comment here on my blog and email me at info at bookfaerie.com with your NAME AND ADDRESS and the reason why you'd like to read it. I'll pick a winner in about a week.