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OK but could be better
on 26 May 2009
This book would have been better if Stacy Dittrich could decide whether she was writing a serial murder thiller or a Mills and Boon book on marriage guidance. Unfortunately, although the storyline requires some explanation of the marital problems of both CeeCee Gallagher (the main character) and her sidekick Coop, there is far too much emphasis given to the breakup of her marriage and her developing relationship with the FBI agent. It is also confusing the way the book frequently relates back to an earlier case on which the two worked together of which the reader is unaware of the details. Maybe she has written the sequal before the original?? The main storyline is good with narrative from the perpetrator
to add to the suspense. Nevertheless the constant referrals to her private life turmoil distracts from the otherwise well constructed plot. She tells us that although the storyline is fictional the book was inspired by an actual case that the author investigated during the course of her law-enforcement career. Now that is scary. It is her first book so 10 out of 10 for effort but will have to try much harder if she wants to build on this.