Forensics expert Troy Graves has helped solve a lot of crimes, but he can’t seem to put back together the pieces of his own life. After years of chasing a serial killer known as “The Portrait Killer”—TPK—through the streets of Laguna Niguel, Troy has lost his wife as well as himself. Desperate and eager for the freedom of a fresh start, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Going behind the back of his Lieutenant, Troy takes on the role of Lead Detective, hunting the streets of Laguna Niguel for the one thing that haunts him.
But when he puts a face to the monster, Troy only sees opportunity, and does something unorthodox—he asks the killer for help.
Seduced by his lust for greed, Troy seems to forget that every action has a reaction, and that befriending the Devil doesn’t go without consequence.
This is a true thriller. Quite a simple statement, right? But it does convey the fact that there are a number of things the author of this novel does right. One of them is it has the storyline, the pace, and the characters worthy of such a bold claim. The rhythm is on point, making you want to read the whole thing as fast as possible.
Suspense and mystery go hand in hand. The things you don’t know, you want to find out. You want to figure everything out.
The writing flows smoothly, which is one of the things I appreciate most about any kind of novel.
If you enjoy reading thrillers, then this book is a must-read.
From the author:
In chasing after what we want, we often leave behind what we had. We burn bridges, cut ties, and close doors that can’t be re-opened, no matter how much we knock.