Bev Maxey would have hundreds of books published if she didn’t have to do the “evil day job”, well in her fevered imagination she would anyway. Loves crime, thrillers and urban fantasy above all else.
This is apparently the debut novel from Robert Pobi and what a novel it is. FBI Consultant Jake Cole visits his past on Long Island when his father is hospitalised. Jake is called in by the local law enforcement when they discover a killer, a killer who becomes more brazen as the death toll rises. All this, played out with the rapidly approaching Hurricane Dylan, gives an almost palpable feeling of disaster.
This is a gripping, well-constructed thriller which will have you guessing right up until the final pages. Coles is a determined main character and as more bodies are discovered, there seems to be a connection to Jake and his family.
I really enjoyed this novel and much praise to Robert Pobi for his ability to hold the reader’s attention with his grasp of the psychology of a killer’s mind. Some scenes are graphic but necessary in keeping with the whole feel of the novel. Cleverly written with the ability to take the reader to very dark places examining the depths that humanity can go to and the mind of a very twisted and ruthless killer. Highly recommended.