An entire family is murdered and, by a quirk, a young girl is left unharmed. For fifteen years, she believed the killer had been caught, and he’s now on death row, awaiting execution. While trying to be content with her adoptive family, she’s living in relentless uncertainty and the fear of remembering what really happened that night when she was five years old. She’s The Watson Girl.
A therapist has asked her to participate in regression session treatments to attempt to bring back those lost memories. The closer she gets to the truth, however, the less time she has to remain alive. Now, the real killer is going to silence her, before she can remember the details of that horrifying night, when she was an innocent witness.
Laura Watson is young, she’s beautiful, and she’s a serial killer's loose end.
Join the smart, relentless, and short-fused FBI Special Agent Tess Winnett and her team in a heart-stopping search for the serial killer who has managed to stay hidden for many years. Explore the inner workings of the murderer’s mind, and find out what motivates such predatory, blood-lusting behavior, while following every twist and turn of an existence spent taking lives.
Laura Watson’s family was murdered fifteen years ago.
That was only the beginning. His beginning.
If you’re the apple of his eye, you’re already dead.
Special Agent Tess Winnett will hold nothing back to stop the killer before he takes another innocent life. She never fails, no matter what’s at stake. Even her own life.
Plot: The plot of this winning novel is complex and detailed, but always tracks well. The author maintains the suspense and tension throughout.
Prose: The prose here is excellent. The author's style reinforces the tension and increasing desperation on the part of the investigators, as well as the arrogance of the killer.
Originality: The many interesting facets of this story are skillfully developed and original.
Character Development: Tess is well developed and evolves over the course of the book. The portrait of the serial killer seems exceedingly accurate, while the change in attitude toward Tess on the part of the investigators strikes the right chords.
Blurb: This powerful mystery is a riveting police procedural that probes the mind of the psychopath in a unique and fascinating way.
Date Submitted: August 31, 2017