THIS WAS A REAL BLOOD AND GUTS MURDER MYSTERY. IT WAS ALMOST TOO MUCH ESPECIALLY AT THE END WHEN THE DETECTIVE HAS TAKEN THE SERIAL KILLER’S WOMB – REALLY? THE PROFILER IS REALLY SICK AND TWISTED TOO HAVING SPENT TIME IN A MENTAL INSTITUTION. I LOVE PATTERSON BUT FOUND NO PASSION FOR THIS. SORRY.
Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware
A Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal…
A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy.
The only standing in the murderer’s way is an FBI profiler…recently released from a mental institution.
Plain Jane combines the swift action of Patterson with the macabre of Harris.
Just remember to keep the lights on when reading this one!
More Praise for Plain Jane…
“When I read on the author’s blog that Plain Jane was a “Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal” I knew right away that I wanted to read it. I was not disappointed and in my honest opinion this book is incredible!”
THIS WAS A GOOD MURDER MYSTERY WITH A LITTLE ROMANCE THROWN IN FOR GOOD MEASURE. THE FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST HAS BEEN TRACKING THIS KILLER FOR OVER FIFTEEN YEARS WHEN HE MURDERED HER TWIN SISTER. HER PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE INVESTIGATION GIVES HER EXTRA INCENTIVE TO FINALLY TRACK THE KILLER DOWN.
This psychological suspense follows forensic psychiatrist Kate Myers who believes the killer of two teenage girls in Bigler County, California, is the same man who savagely murdered her twin sister over fifteen years ago. Working with a single-minded tenacity, she sets out to prove it.
Deputy Sheriff Ben Slater hides his personal pain behind the job, but Kate’s arrival in his county knocks his world on its axis and makes him believe in romance again. He wants to believe her wild theory, but the idea of a serial killer with the kind of pathology she proposes is too bizarre.
Together they work to find a killer whose roots began in a small town in Bigler County, but whose violence spread across the nation. A Janus-like killer, more monster than man, he fixates on Kate and wants nothing more than to kill the “purple-eyed girl again.”
As this crime thriller builds to a conclusion, Kate finds herself in grave danger, while Slater uses his forensics skills to discover who the madman is and where he’s taken her.
HERE I’M RECOMMENDING AUTHORS LIKE MAEVE BINCHY AND BOOKS LIKE OLIVE KITTERIDGE TO MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WHEN SHE SAYS, “OH I REALLY ENJOYED GUARDIAN BY JOHN SAUL!”
All the right scares in all the right places! Makes you think twice of those things that go “bump” in the night!
Here”s the synopsis:
A telephone rings in the dead of night with shocking news for single mother MaryAnne Carpenter: her friends the Wilkensons are suddenly, inexplicably dead, their only child, Joey, a sad and silent adolescent and MaryAnne’s godchild, abruptly orphaned. But as MaryAnne rushes with her family to the Wilkenson’s ranch to embrace her young charge, disturbing questions mount. Was it an accident that killed her friends? Or murder?
Now, as winter transforms the ranch into a place of blinding, dangerous storms, a series of horrific murders, killings that suggest a raging animal and defy solution by the local police, draw ever closer to MaryAnne and her young family.