BLURB: In a derelict cottage in Los Angeles National Forest, a young woman is found savagely murdered. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the skin tripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck is carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer…
In the beginning I wasn’t impressed with the first novel from Chris Carter. The first three chapters or so felt very ‘newish’. As in, obvious first time book. Given my study and career path, I also found parts to be extremely cliché and found it hard to want to finish to want to finish because the main character, Detective Hunter, was an egotistical tool, to put it nicely. The author seemed hell bent on making sure the character told us how amazingly awesome, and intelligent, and apparently humble he is but at times he really irked me.
Now I’ve gotten the negatives out of the way 😳 I have to admit that by the end of the book, I enjoyed it. After the first few initial chapters, the author got out of the ‘newbie’ zone and the story flowed nicely. It was riveting, I enjoy the characters, and the overall case was quite interesting. I do look forward to the next one by Chris, but do hope it’s less cliché, but won’t hold my breath 😉😁😜
I gave this book: 📚📚📚📚/5
And recommend to those who love a good serial killer book with added gore 😉