Madness in the MojaveDaniel Ellis, a homicide detective for San Bernardino County has been summoned to San Quentin by Benjamin Fisher, the serial killer known as the Inland Empire Killer Fisher has been in prison for thirty years and has long teased law enforcement about giving up the locations of the bodies of his victims He offers to do so now, but in exchange demands that his daughter, Reni be present.
Reni whom he used as bait to lure his victims Reni last saw her father when he was arrested and taken away in handcuffs She became an FBI profiler but three years ago had a nervous breakdown and now lives an isolated, simple life, trying to come to terms with her guilt Daniel who has his own secrets and Reni must work together.
and why is there a new dead body Decent serial killer book and a quick read, although how people get away with all these conflicts of interest is beyond me Currently available as a Prime First Read, releases in July 2020.
A Bone Chilling Family History Is Unearthed In A Heart Stopping Thriller By New York Times Bestselling Author Anne Frasier Convicted Serial Killer Benjamin Fisher Has Finally Offered To Lead San Bernardino Detective Daniel Ellis To The Isolated Graves Of His Victims One Catch He Ll Only Do It If FBI Profiler Reni Fisher, His Estranged Daughter, Accompanies Them As Hard As It Is To Exhume Her Traumatic Childhood, Reni Can T Say No She Still Feels Complicit In Her Father S CrimesPerfect To Play A Lost Little Girl, Reni Was The Bait To Lure Unsuspecting Women To Their Deaths It S Time For Closure For Her For The Families And For Daniel He Shares Reni S Obsession With The Past Ever Since He Was A Boy, He S Been Convinced That His Mother Was One Of Fisher S VictimsA Five Hundred Mile Road Trip Lies Ahead Thirty Years Of Bad Memories Are Flooding Back A Master Manipulator Has Gained Their Trust For Reni And Daniel, This Isn T The End Of A Nightmare It S Only The Beginning Outstanding start to a new series How do you get past your beloved father being a prolific serial killer who used you as bait to attract the victims How do you get past that despite the fact that you were FIVE years old, some people still manage to blame you How do you get past the fact that your mother disappeared one night and her body never recovered How do you past the fact that now you have a chance to find her body if the killer s ex FBI daughter who had a breakdown will assist in the case A fantastically painted landscape, so many characters with a screw loose So dark and twisted Give me.
Let me interrupt my regularly scheduled review with a clever aside Okay, maybe not clever Frasier s Body Reader trilogy is just as dark, just as outstanding But there is Frasier s Elise Sandburg s four book series, is dark, funny, set in Savannah Stand0ut event in that one Elise was going to try therapy due to her kidnapping and torture by a serial killer She made the therapist cry and was told not to come back I love black humor.
Okay back to review I think Frasier flies way under the GoodReads radar I can t imagine why as she is a standout Just go read it.
A serial killer agrees to help the police locate the remains of his victims on condition that his estranged daughter, Reni, accompanies them Reni, a former profiler for the FBI, is still haunted by the role she was induced to lay as a child She had a breakdown which led to her leaving the FBI and setting up shop in an isolated desert cabin Daniel, the detective in charge, has serious reservation about Reni and her dad But he has a compelling personal reason to find the victims Reni too must face the nightmares of the past if she is to enjoy any freedom in the future But they could just be victims in a diabolical scheme This well written knowledge held my interest to the end I did figure out the players early on but it was fun to see it work out The characters are multi faceted and Reni and Daniel are sympathetic and likeable What could have been a been there done that plot is elevated by the quality of the writing and the characterization Good book.
The settings of Anne Frasier s books are always such a huge part of the story, and this one is no exception Moving away from Savannah and Minneapolis to the desert of California, where Reni is living a fairly solitary life Her father is a famous serial killer, and he offers to lead police to the bodies if Reni accompanies them But that s only a small part of the story There is a lot that happens after that, the story took twists and turns that I didn t see coming.
Daniel is obsessed with trying to find closure for the disappearance murder of his mother, and Reni is his semi willing partner Reni s mental state is somewhat fragile, and she s upfront about that, making her partnership with Daniel somewhat uneasy The book is mostly set in the present, with a few chapters flashing back to when Remi was a child.
This was a fantastic, intense book, and I cursed my everyday life every time it interrupted my reading I m looking forward to of Reni and Daniel.
My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog This is one of the books selected this month for s First Reads It interested me than the other options because the description made me immediately think of the TV show Blacklist with a serial killer twist While it does start out that way, the story overall isn t nearly as intriguing to me as the TV show While the characters are than paper thin, the amount of times that the timeline jumps around, I found it difficult to keep track of where I was supposed to be at certain points Time jumps can be an effective tool in literature, but if you re going to use it you have to ensure that what time you are in at any point is clear For me, this book failed that test.
Really how can you not want to read a book by Anne Frasier From the very first pages of the book she has you hooked Reni s dad is in prison for being a serial killeror was he falsely accused or did he have help HMMM got you intrigued yet Well you should be So much suspense in this book that you can t help reading into the night Reni and Daniel are such a great characters.
I look forward to hopefully another book with these two and I m guessing from the way this book ends we will find out in the next book what really happened to Daniel s mom LOVE LOVE LOVE this book Highly recommend if you like a good suspenseful mystery A solid 4.
5 5 on this one for me definitely one of my better First Reads picks Lots of twists and turns that are foreshadowed just enough in the beginning half they don t feel randomly concocted, but are surprising enough to keep you turning the pages The premise here is really compelling and Frasier delivers on it Both main characters are pretty well fleshed out, and I enjoyed reading from both of their perspectives I m glad to see this is book 1 I definitely want to view spoiler see if Daniel can resolve the mystery of where his mother went I didn t think it was likely she was one of the Inland Empire Killer s vicitms, considering she wasn t out for a jog like the others hide spoiler
5 starsAs a longtime crime fiction fan, I enjoyed this book, because of the author s unique take on the serial killer storyline It s fascinating to read about a former FBI profiler, who was once used by her serial killer father as lost child bait to lure his victims Reni Fisher s memories of her childhood are troubling and yet elusive, but as she helps Homicide Detective Daniel Ellis find the remains of her father s victims, she begins to remember hair raising details This storyline intrigued me, because I empathized with and felt protective of a confused young girl, whose memories of violence are unreliable due to her age then, and effects of time Circumstances change when adult Reni goes to the abduction murder sites, which stirs her memories Then she meets the one woman who escaped being murdered with the help of a little girl who wanted to stop her father from hurting another woman No matter how psychopathological her parent is, Reni wants to know what happened during the abductions and murders She s determined to figure out exactly what happened 30 35 years ago exactly who was involved with the serial murders and where in the Mojave Desert she can find the dead women s graves Recommend to crime fiction readers.