Halloween is approaching, and criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian "Boy Scout" Monroe. Read more...
Halloween is approaching, and criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has been hired by the prosecution to help prepare for the trial of 19-year-old serial killer Ian "Boy Scout" Monroe. His one surviving victim, Tori Scott, is the star witness, but when someone begins killing with Monroe's M.O., the authorities -- and Audrey -- begin to wonder if Monroe had a partner. Keeping Tori safe is the main concern, but Audrey has also attracted the copy-cat's attention.
Audrey is drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and when someone close to her is abducted by the killer, Audrey has no choice but to play...
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Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
In Kesslers solid sequel to It Takes One, Boston-based forensic psychologist Audrey Harte returns to her hometown of Portland, Maine, to serve as an expert witness at the trial of imprisoned 19-year-old Ian Monroe, an accused rapist and serial killer. Audreys past as a participant in the murder of her best friends abusive father in her teens not only colors all her relationships, including those with her lover, Jake Tripp, her parents, and her siblings, but also shapes her passion for her work. As Audrey works to evaluate the suspect and the surviving victims, a mysterious floral delivery and a disturbing interview with Ian suggest that he may have a partner, one with an unhealthy fascination for Audrey and who is continuing to prey on young women. Multiple points of view occasionally lead to repetitive scenes that slow the pace, but Kessler is careful to keep the action realistic and avoid genre clichés. This is a smart crime novel that will engage readers. Agent: Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (Nov.)