Friday, April 27, 2012
If you love The Mentalist and Criminal Minds--check out this Thriller!
Review from Big Al's Books and Pals! "Bet you can't ... FIND ME" contains mystery layered upon mystery. There are the obvious questions about the main story thread, the identity of the serial killer that is murdering people close to the protagonist, Catherine, and making it look like she is involved. For the first part of the book, Catherine is also mysterious, as her secret past slowly comes into focus to the reader, other characters, and in some ways, even to Catherine. Last, some of the major players among the supporting cast have their own little mysteries, with questions of motivation and allegiance to unravel. Catherine is the kind of character who is easy to like. As her past is revealed, she becomes more so, as the reader gains sympathy and respect for her resilience. It appears this will be the first of a series. The other supporting characters who are obvious choices to continue in the series are complex and should enhance the story, as they did here. Sometimes the first installment of a series devotes too much time to establishing the characters and not enough on the current story. "Bet you can't ..." has a different problem, setting the storytelling bar so high that it will be a challenge to beat it next time out. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **