Meet the Corniest Serial Killer ever. Of course, that’s not what the media are calling him, but Zoe Bentley – a forensic psychologist contracted to the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit – coins a term that’s far more fitting for our “big bad”. When Zoe is pulled into a Chicago serial killer investigation by newly promoted agent, Tatum Gray. Soon, she starts to receive strange envelopes, sent by someone from her past. Is he the killer, or is someone else responsible?
The Bitter End begins on a dark note – a woman surviving a Nazi gas chamber, Hitler and demonic possession. Throw in a couple of stupid kids who like to knock on the door of an old woman in the woods and you just know you’re in for some super creepy reading. The hits just keep coming for our main protagonist, Paul. His beloved wife, Helena, was killed in a tragic accident years before. As Paul moves on with his life and moves into an area that is all too familiar to him with his new partner Sally, strange things begin happening.
Hooo, boy! This one was a page-turner! Jennifer Hillier delivers a well-written and gripping story with characters that are compelling and unlikable, but largely unforgettable in a story with twists that are both timely and seriously disturbing. One of the best I’ve read all year!
Something In The Water starts with a whopper of a chapter. Newlywed Erin asks us how long it takes to dig a grave. She knows – she’s digging her husbands. Wait. What? Yep. Can you say “hooked”?
Erin then walks us back into the not-so-distant-past and into her relationship with her fiance, Mark. When, on their honeymoon, the discovery of a bag full of illicit goodies leads them into some serious ethical and moral grey areas, the pair hatches an elaborate and dangerous plan to keep what they’ve found.