Kick ass FBI drama in book form. *happies*,
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This review is from: Killerbyte (Paperback)
When Ellie receives a record twelve death threats in one night she doesn't worry about it, it's par for the course on the emotionally charged poetry chat site she co runs. When someone turns up at her door determined to teach her a lesson she calmly calls the police, has a smoke and settles to wait it out, gun in hand. What Ellie doesn't count on is that being the start of a terrifying ordeal with a body count worthy of Midsomer Murders.
I started this planning on reading a few chapters tonight, but have sat quietly grumbling at any attempts to communicate with me (by my husband or cats) until I finished. Quite a feat given I am reading with the glare of a laptop, not a cozy paperback.
Ellie is an FBI agent who co runs the poetry site with the lovely Mac and somehow the site seems to be at the core of a whole series of grisly deaths all targetted at Ellie. There are lots of lovely red herrings and I spent about half the book murmering "don't let it be X" while trying to figure out who the unsub is. Oh yeah and neat terms like unsub that I had assumed existed only in Criminal Minds. There is also refernce to Mark Harmon from NCIS, this is a girl after my own heart.
The pop culture references are great fun and give a good sense of who Ellie is (I think i'd like her), I placed her age at about 30 and from later comments I feel confident in that, after all to be a huge fan of the A Team and Starsky and Hutch. The chapter titles are also song titles, seeing how many you can place is a good game.
Cat balances out Ellie's basic stubborness and the toughness that goes with her career choice by showing us her vulnerable moments, when she isn't in control and allowing her not to have perfect control of her stomach at a grim crime scene. Yay for gun toting chicks who can laugh in the face of horrific death after wiping puke from their mouth, as opposed to the kind who always hold it in.
Don't start this late at night, you will need to finish it once you start, no way you can sleep without knowing who dunnit.