Friday, October 26, 2018

A Killer's Mind

Book: A Killer's Mind
Series: Zoe Bentley #1
Author: Mike Omer

Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD’s profiler, The FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate.

Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe’s a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum’s a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer’s psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die. But when the contents of three inconspicuous envelopes reveal a chilling connection to gruesome murders from Zoe’s childhood, suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted.-Goodreads

Review: We are first introduced to forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley in the first Glenmore Park book. She's smart,focused and dedicated to her job. I'm a fan of Criminal Minds and I really enjoyed this book from (primarily) her perspective. This book follows two time frames. Teenage Zoe and present- day Zoe. I thought both were well developed and interesting. In the older timeline, a young girl has been murdered. Zoe is interested in the case and starts researching crime, murderers and what motivate them (This is what jump starts her future career as a forensic psychologist). She thinks she knows how the rapist/murderer is but no one believes her. My heart was definitely pounding during a few scenes. In the present day timeframe, Zoe is working with Agent Gray. While they get off on the wrong foot, they eventually find a way to work together. 

Can't wait for the next in the series!

Grade: 4/5

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