The author sent me this book asking for a review a little over a year ago. I recently was browsing through my kindle and came across it and decided to give it a shot. I’m glad that I did. It’s a really good story and it’s well written. It’s also a fast read, but took long enough that I was able to escape into it, which frankly is half the battle some days. Especially during tax season. *twitch*
My problem with it was that it was really “busy”. There was a LOT going on in this book and it took a few turns that it could have probably done without. I can forgive that, but for the genre and the story I think it was just too much at times. I know others have compared it to James Patterson and that’s pretty fair, only it wasn’t as easy of a read, if that makes sense.
I’m not dissing the book at all. I really did enjoy it. Just giving you fair warning. I still highly recommend this for Patterson and other light mystery/thriller readers. I’ll be looking for other books by this author for sure. It was a great stress relief and “get away from it all” book.Description:
Three weeks out of cancer surgery, crime reporter Syeeda McKay is in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most active serial killer. Over the last twenty years, the Phantom Slayer has hunted African-American prostitutes working in one of the worst parts of South Los Angeles, killing eight victims in the alleys off Western Avenue, and then disappearing into the shadows. But Syeeda doesn’t know that the killer has turned his sights on her.
Detective Adam Sherwood, a hotshot investigator with the Robbery-Homicide Division of the LAPD, has been handed the Phantom Slayer cases, and together, he and Syeeda must figure out who is doing the killing . . . before Syeeda becomes his next victim.