Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Solving an Eighteen-Year-Old Kidnapping

Eighteen years ago, Evelyn's best friend Cassie, was kidnapped from her bedroom. The killer, dubbed the Nursery Rhyme killer, left notes based on nursery rhymes. In Cassie's note, it indicated that he also planned to take Evelyn, but something prevented him. It has haunted Evelyn ever since.

Now Evelyn is a profiler working for the FBI. When more killings start in Rose Bay, her hometown, she grabs the chance to work on the case. Her boss thinks she's too emotionally involved to work the case well, but Evelyn insists and is assigned.

After reading this book, I had to agree with Evelyn's boss. She was much too emotionally involved to do well on the case. Although she is supposed to be their best profiler, she misses the most obvious clues. Her profile is the basic profile used for any serial killer. Her emotions are on the ragged edge, and she makes errors in judgement that get her into trouble. We constantly hear about how Cassie is her inspiration, but Evelyn can't seem to get her professional act together. She is so emotionally upset that she is usually crying, fainting or being sick on the floor. I found her a less than desirable character.

Evelyn is billed as a strong woman playing in a man's game and winning. However, in this book she is always being rescued, usually by Kyle, another agent. He is a great character, but too good to be true.

The plot is interesting, but the profiler missing clues keeps the book going on much too long. If there had been less of Evelyn emoting, it would have been a better book.

I can only recommend this book if you like romantic suspense.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.