A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception – can he be believed?
The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behavior psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could’ve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed … until now.
I have been lucky enough to be invited onto the blog tour for Chris’ latest novel Hunting Evil. However when I picked it up to read I noticed the authors note. Hunting Evil is a sequel to this book, An Evil Mind. So over to Amazon I went and got myself a copy.
Once I started reading I realized that the main character Robert Hunter was familiar to me. At some point I have obviously read a previous book (or books). Having said that, this book could easily have been read as a standalone and you wouldn’t miss out on anything.
This is a gripping crime thriller, Robert Hunter is asked by the FBI to interview a suspect that will only talk to him. Why? That’s what they want to know. It turns out that Robert and the suspect go way back. What happens when you pit two exceptional minds against each other?
You are against the clock the whole time through this book, which makes it un put a downable, as well as unbelievably tense in places. The suspect loves to play games and they are dam good ones. He has an end game and everyone needs to dance to his tune. He holds all the cards in this sick and twisted game of his.
I raced through this book. There are lots of twists and turns so just when you think you’ve got a handle on it your thrown in a different direction. You really feel the tension and the emotions of the characters as they figure out more is at play.
If you enjoy a good physiological crime thriller then you need to pick this up. I will be going to back to the beginning of this series and working out which one I have read before. I’m very much looking forward to reading the sequel now. My review for Hunting Evil will be live on May the 2nd.