Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ashes to Ashes

Kate Conlan, the main female character, is a former FBI agent who now working as a victim-witness advocate in Minneapolis. She is to take care of an eye-witness, who has claimed to have seen The Cremator's face. The Cremator has tortured and burned 2 women, and when the witness saw him, he was burning his 3rd victim, who perhaps was the daughter of Peter Bondurant, a rich and important man. The FBI's top serial killer profiler, John Quinn, is sent from Quantico to help the case. The problem comes when the young witness is either a liar - she didn't see the face, or too scared to describe him. Meanwhile, like in most fictions, the killer targets our heroine, Kate Conlan, to be his next victim.

This is Tami Hoag's first crime book I have read and I found there were too many narrations.I read many of the sentences fast without grasping its meaning, hoping to be back to the plot, back to the investigation. The killer's identity is a surprise and from the reviews I've read I know that many readers could not guess it either. I also found the killer's reason made sense, which is rare in such genre.

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