There were aspects of this story that I really liked. The writing style was engaging and drew me in quickly. I also liked how Kaely explained why her belief in God was so strong, even though she had lived through and had seen so much evil. Her explanation was very basic, yet thoroughly explained why she believed what she believed. I also thought the storyline was very different, which was a nice change.
I did have a few issues. First, I figured out who the killer was fairly early, so that kind of took away from the mystery. I also felt like Noah was more of a secondary character, than a main one. I’m not sure if that is what the author intended or not, but I would’ve liked to see Kaely trust Noah a little more. Finally, the end threw me for a loop, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I just kept saying, “Wow!” and “What?” Over and over again. All that being said, I will read book 2 to see how Ms. Mehl develops Kaely - both personally and with her relationship to Noah.
*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review.
Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.
When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.
Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.
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