August 2010 Debut of the Month.
A complex tale of two plots, the main one of the serial killer the Strangler, and then one of the serial rapist the Rainman, with lots of incidental sub-plots to titillate. It slows up a bit in the middle, often a fault of first novels, but there is real potential here with the first three in the series coming very close together.
This is an electrifying debut packed with hold-your-breath suspense. When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene - the prior victim's severed hand. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close to this story she really is - or what it will cost her. As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth - that the purest evil is born of private lies.
'A taut, striking debut. Mystery fiction has a new name to watch.' - John Connolly
'A terrific lead character, terrific suspense, terrific twists... a completely convincing debut.' - Lee Child
'An impressive and arresting thriller.' - Publishers Weekly
Publication date: 20/08/2010
Publisher: Mira Books
|Publication date:||20th August 2010|
|Author:||J. T. Ellison|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
J.T. Ellison is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Taylor Jackson series, including All the Pretty Girls, 14 and Judas Kiss. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College and received her master's degree from George Washington University. She was a presidential appointee and worked in the White House and the Department of Commerce before moving into the private sector. As a financial analyst and marketing director, she worked for several defense and aerospace contractors. After moving to Nashville, Ellison began research on a passion: forensics and crime. She has worked with the Metro Nashville Police Department, the FBI ...More About J. T. Ellison