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Excellent introduction to Val McDermid,
This review is from: Killing the Shadows (Paperback)
I was on the lookout for a good thriller since the demise of Patricia Cornwell & James Patterson into my `never again' list. Then I stumbled across Val McDermid here on Amazon and am so glad I snapped up Killing the Shadows.
The plot centers around a serial killer who seems to be targeting thriller writers and killing them in the same manner that they killed the victims in their books. When one author dies it's a shock, when two die it looks like a pattern but the police are convinced that there's no connection so no need to panic. Fiona Cameron is a profiler who believes otherwise and since her partner is a thriller writer she's more reason than many to be worried about the possibility of the police being wrong.
The twists and turns in this book were excellent and it was a real whodunit right until the very end. I'm not sure what the point was of the whole Spanish side-story though. That could probably have been omitted and nobody would have missed it. All in all though this was an excellent book and although it may have been my first Val McDermid book it certainly won't be my last.