Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Murder Wall By Mari Hannah

Kate Daniels is going in the church to light a candle and say a few prayers for her mother.  No one else is around, maybe she can make some peace with her mother's death.  Unfortunately, all she finds is more death.

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy wherever ebooks are sold.

What Kate discovers is a dead young woman on the altar and a dead priest near her.  Both have prayer cards on their body.  There were no witnesses and no leads to the killer.  But the killer's not going to stop here...

Kate Daniels is a detective, but her boss tells her the case is dead after time passes.  Kate doesn't want to leave it there, but can't find any new leads either.  To get her mind off that, Bright sends her out on her case:  another murder.  The problem is that she knows the victim.  She also knows a bad thing about him.  But if she admits it, they will take her off the case, so she remains silent.  That will come back to bite her in the butt.

The killer has no conscience.  He's getting even but nobody else understands.  He doesn't intend to stop until he's killed them all and then kills his parents.  He doesn't care what happens to him.

While he's on the hunt, one cop's wife has a baby, another loses his wife, one's getting divorced, Kate is trying to resuscitate an old relationship, and they have a rat in the midst reporting to upper management.  Upper management doesn't want it come out that he's having an affair with a solicitor, so everyone has some sort of personal problem.  Trying to solve a murder while dealing with all this is a mess.  Especially when communication between team members becomes stilted.

It's a creepy story about a killer who only cares about getting even.  It's tense and full of suspense.  No one really comes out "happy ever after", but there's more time for things to work out.  Maybe the next book might settle some of the personal issues.

Happy reading.

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