Overview - When a Serial Killer Gets a Taste for Blood. . . Years ago, the Seattle police were baffled by the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his female victims in school girl uniforms and saddle shoes. No woman in Seattle felt safe, until they caught the man responsible, and the case was forgotten. Read more...
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When a Serial Killer Gets a Taste for Blood. . .
Years ago, the Seattle police were baffled by the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his female victims in school girl uniforms and saddle shoes. No woman in Seattle felt safe, until they caught the man responsible, and the case was forgotten. . . He Only Wants to Do One Thing. . .
Across the country, a killing spree is taking place. The first victim is attacked in a taxi by a mysterious stranger. The next is found strangled in a changing room. A hitchhiker is left by the side of the road, his identity brutally stolen. The murders are so bizarre, so random, no one would think to connect them. . . Kill and Kill Again. . .
Only Seattle writer Gillian McBride sees the disturbing coincidences between all the murders--and it's hitting too close to home. Somehow, she is the link between past and present--and to a twisted serial killer who shows no signs of stopping. With each terrible piece of a sinister puzzle, a psychopath is carrying out a master plan--a killing spree that needs a final trophy to be fully complete. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien
"White knuckle action . . .takes readers into the darkest corners of the human mind." --Tess Gerritsen on One Last Scream
"Scary Read this page turner with the lights on " --Lisa Jackson on Watch Them Die
- ISBN-13: 9780786017751
- ISBN-10: 0786017759
- Publisher: Pinnacle Books
- Publish Date: January 2007
- Page Count: 443
- Dimensions: 1.5 x 4.25 x 6.75 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.21 pounds
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Bestselling author O'Brien's latest is a fast-paced thriller that unfortunately suffers from a slight case of predictability. O'Brien's heroine, Gillian McBride, is herself a midlist Seattle writer of serial killer books. Her personal life has been thrown into turmoil since the disappearance of her husband, Barry, two years ago, which triggered a series of intimidating visits from some unsavory business associates. Those threats, however, pale in comparison with the violence wreaked by a cross-country murderer patterning his savage crimes on the fictional ones in McBride's books. As the murders pile up, getting increasingly grisly and personal, Gillian is forced to play sleuth and soon finds herself suspecting everyone—in particular, the members of a writing class she taught at a local college before her husband disappeared. Plot twists will be anticipated by most readers familiar with the genre, but O'Brien's crisp, clear writing and taut suspense elevate this above similar fare. (Jan.)