All the Pretty Girls
ISBN: 077830390X Global Overview for this book
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When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene -- the prior victim's severed hand.
Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close this story really is -- or what it will cost her.
As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth -- that the purest evil is born of private lies.
I found this rather unimpressive initially but when, like one of the characters, I had a lightbulb moment about the killer I got a little more invested in it & read to the end- had to know if I was right! While the things panned out as I'd expected at least the ride there got a bit more twisty, just engaging enough to keep me reading to - what I thought to be - a particularly cheesy ending.
The storyline was a nice idea but - I'm sorry to say - a bit sloppy at times with characters whose actions weren't especially credible & who I found rather non-descript. I know it's the first in a series & characters develop over time but there was nothing here that made me want to know more about them. I didn't like Baldwin & have no interest in reading more about him & Jackson's romance.
Maybe I sound a bit harsh, after all it wasn't a bad read, it just wasn't the "masterful thriller, shockingly authentic & unputdownable" read that it's blurb promised.
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