Miss Me? is Book Three in the Max Larkin Detective Series (the other books have not been seen by this reviewer), and presents the actions of two detectives introduced in the prior books, who are here chasing down an elusive serial rapist and murderer.
They join up with an FBI agent who reveals a startling fact: that said rapist has not only been known to the Bureau for years for past crimes, but doesn't even attempt to hide his DNA or evidence of his deadly deeds. Is he just being over-confident, or does he have an insider working with him who helps him elude even the greatest law enforcement efforts in the country - and if so, what hope does Max Larkin have of tracking him down?
Miss Me? pairs a third party with an added depth of complexity, expanding its characters and circumstances with a new level of police drama and detective work. The juxtaposition of two different agencies and their methods is intriguing, while action is gripping and logically revealed in bits and pieces that keep readers guessing.
Be forewarned: the opening scene (of Sally's brutal rape from an assailant who kills her lover first) is not for the faint-hearted. But then, the faint-hearted should not be imbibing in a murder mystery, either.
From an intruder who must marry his victims before possessing them to a too-clever perp who gets women to fall in love with him against all odds, Miss Me? is a gripping blend of psychological horror and detective investigation, moving back and forth from victims to investigators with a deft and sly approach to the traditional murder mystery format.
As the story becomes more complex, so does reader engagement, making this a top pick for fans of detective thrillers who want more than a light dose of psychological drama in their reading....Continua