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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying novel of suspense as a young man’s investigation into his sister’s death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.
He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.
The more you know, the more there is to fear…
Four years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her—until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge.
Ben, now sixteen, is committed to finding the monster who abducted and strangled Ellen. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. But Ben—a math geek too smart for his high-school classes—continues to pore over the evidence at the local police precinct, gaining an unlikely ally in his school’s popular new girl, Ro Majors. In his sister’s files, Ben’s analytical mind sees patterns that don’t fit, tiny threads that he adds to the clues from other similar unsolved murders. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as he is twisted.
At first the police view Ben’s investigation with suspicion. Soon his obsession will mark him as a threat. But uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben and those he loves safe from a relentless killer who has nothing left to lose.
Much prefer her Decker series. This book was ok, but not nearly as good as her earlier works. Sometime far too wordy and descriptive, the story bogged down in places. The teenagers didn’t ring true in many places. Will wait for another Decker book.
Teenage Romance or Murder Mystery
Not up to Kellerman standards. What starts as a murder mystery devolves into an unrealistic teen romance. Girl gets boy, girl gets other boy, girl loses other boy and makes sacrifices to get other boy back and then. I won’t ruin it for you. Along the way the murder mystery is solved by the “other” boy and the girl. Afterwards they .... Whatever. The actions, motivations and reactions by the principals are unrealistic. As a result the arc of both stories fall flat.
awful...wish i could get money back
first and last Kellerman book...made it to page 100...I have a 100 page rule where I giv any book 100 pages to grab me...this one didnt come close.