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Aberration
     

Aberration

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by Lisa Regan
 

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FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the “For You” killer’s task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country.

The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states, but bearing the same signature: the words “for you” scribbled at each

Overview

FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the “For You” killer’s task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country.

The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states, but bearing the same signature: the words “for you” scribbled at each crime scene. The case chills Kassidy, bringing back memories of her own encounter with a violent criminal five years earlier.

Kassidy’s mentor, legendary agent Talia “The Confessor” Crossen knows the task force assignment is Kassidy’s chance to prove to her colleagues that she belongs in the Behavior Analysis Unit. For five years, other FBI agents and profilers scoffed at Kassidy’s appointment to the BAU, believing she was only offered the position in exchange for her silence about the brutal assault that almost killed her.

The stakes rise when the task force links the killer’s signature to Kassidy. As more and more bodies turn up, Kassidy must delve into her past and the mysterious death of her twin sister, which holds the key to uncovering the killer’s identity.

The closer Kassidy comes to finding the killer, the closer she comes to a deadly confrontation that could cost her everything—including her own life.

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"With Kassidy Bishop, Lisa Regan has created a character that's not only smart, but vulnerable. It's that kind of complexity that lifts her novels from others in the suspense genre." --New York Times bestselling author, Gregg Olsen

"Aberration is a sophisticated and compelling suspense novel. Just when you think you know what's next, the story whips you around a corner into shocking new territory and you discover nothing is quite what it seems. Aberration will keep you reading, and guessing, until the very end, when not one but two shocking twists await the reader. Lisa Regan has also created that rarity, a wonderfully original and complex heroine in Kassidy Bishop, who is a tough and bright FBI agent but also refreshingly human. Someone to root for, fear for, and hope we meet again in another Lisa Regan novel."--Mark Pryor, author of The Bookseller and The Crypt Thief

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780996715935
Publisher:
Lisa Regan Prodorutti
Publication date:
06/30/2016
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Regan was born in Philadelphia, a product of two large Irish Catholic families whose roots run deep in her neighborhood. From the moment she was able to put words onto the page, she was writing: poems, stories, and even novels. At age eleven, her parents bought her a typewriter, on which she wrote her first full-length novel. By the time she was eighteen, she had written four terrible young adult novels. Between eighteen and twenty-two, she had a crisis of confidence and although she kept writing, she was unable to finish any novel-length projects. She spent her time working in bookstores while completing college. She spent two years at the Community College of Philadelphia before transferring to Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master of education degree. To make ends meet, she worked as both a certified nurse assistant and a karate instructor. In 2002 she finally finished her first adult novel, which remains on a flash drive in her nightstand. In 2006, she finished what would become her first published novel: Finding Claire Fletcher. After being passed over by more than 150 agents and then more than a dozen publishers, her first novel was published in December 2012, followed by her second novel, Aberration, in June 2013. Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner-up for Best Novel in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. It was a finalist for the Kindle Book Review's Best Kindle Book Awards in 2014. In December 2013, the novel reached number one on Amazon's Bestselling Kidnapping Crime Fiction list; in the same month, her second novel, Aberration reached number one on Amazon's Serial Killer Crime Fiction Bestseller list. Lisa currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter where she works full time and works on her future novels while waiting in line at the local post office.

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Aberration 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
For me Kassidy was the character that prevented Aberration from being a brilliant thriller. I hoped that she would be able to rise above her past issues and stop them defining her, yet this was not the case and I felt this exposed too much weakness for a female protagonist. Lisa Regan's writing is fast-paced and her plot line explosive, although for the majority of the book the reader is more knowledgable than the FBI which makes their method of tracing and catching him interesting and exciting. I found Aberration was one of those books with which I had a constant need to turn the page as the story was addictive, first in a 'did he do it?' way and then 'will they catch him?' way. Although this is not a genre I regularly read I really enjoyed this book, and I would recommend this to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of twists and turns! Great characters and plot. Easy to read and follow and twists and turns until the very end.
MaryAnn_Koopmann More than 1 year ago
Lisa Regan writes character-driven thrillers for adults. Great plot and background history...Great character development, which I always look for because without that, I believe you have nothing to hold you to the novel...I was so engrossed in this book, because no matter how I tried, I couldn't figure out until the unexpected, shocking ending who the murderer was... I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. For once, l had no inkling of the killer's identity until the very end. The mystery and suspense were crafted skillfully. The characters were quite believable and well-developed in the literary sense. This makes me want to read more of this author's work. A very gripping and entertaining read! The author does a great job in helping the reader to engage in the story with her great descriptive style. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must rest that you will not be able to put down
alabamis More than 1 year ago
Very good read. Nice suspense.
otterly More than 1 year ago
How would you like to be the person who finds out who murdered a bunch of people? This man made several different identities for himself. The trouble came when he fell in love with the woman who was tasked with finding him out. Kassidy's twin sister jumped 11 floors to her death. She is pregnant by a lover--not her husband. Things are confusing. I have read another book by this author. A book group might enjoy it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel and the way the characters were developed,,,,,,,,i had a hard time putting this novel down,,,,,,its hard to believe that people like Wyatt walk among us,,,,,,,just when u think you have figured out what makes him tick he goes above and beyond,,,,,,,this read will keep you tantalized from beginning to end,,,,,,i was not disapponted that i selected this book
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PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written and intriguing novel. The author goes a very long way to make her story believable and captivating. Regan backs up her well researched and put together plot with some very vivid descriptions. Everything is laid out in a way that you can’t help but picture it (even if you may not particularly want to). She writes with a flare that allows you to immerse yourself in the plot of the story without tripping over the writing. Regan has the ability to evoke a variety of emotions in her readers. She kept me in suspense throughout while at the same time she completely broke my heart (and put it back together again). Regan flips between the perspectives of the female protagonist and the male antagonist in such a way that you can picture what’s happening on all fronts. As a reader you know the crimes, how they’re being committed, and why the detectives can’t quite pin down what’s happening. This adds greatly to the definite forward flow of the story. I appreciate the strong female lead in a crime mystery. It’s different than the norm for the genre but works very well with the way that Regan has developed this phenomenal character. There is a uniqueness in the main character and her past that makes this story stand out amongst the others of its genre. The male antagonist is also fully developed in all ways, and just plain creepy to top it off. These two very well developed main characters are backed by a supporting cast that you get to know as part of your own world. Many of them could hold their own as the main character in their own novel. This was a brilliant standalone novel. Regan keeps you intrigued and guessing throughout, with no strings left hanging at the end. That said, I’d love to see more from these characters and could easily see it becoming a well-loved series. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
JeanieL1 More than 1 year ago
Aberration FBI agent Kassidy Bishop is brutally attacked by a serial rapist she had arrested two months prior, who had gotten off on a technicality, and decided she would be next. Someone unties her hands when he is out of the room and places her 9mm in her hands telling her, “He’s coming. You have to do this.  Listen for him.” Forty-five degrees.  Upward one foot. His body hit the floor. Five years later, corpses start materializing with “For you” stuck to their cadavers. Assigned to the cases as they came up, Kass sees a pattern forming but does not connect the dots until it is almost too late. She is the “you”; saved by the one man who is obsessed with her; keeps killing… for her. Aberration will keep you gasping for air.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked on Aberration from the very first page!  This suspense/thriller grabbed on and didn’t let go until I was done with the book.  I’m so glad I was able to read this on my smartphone so I could read it everywhere I went. If you are a fan of Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren series, you will enjoy this book.  The main character, Kassidy Bishop, is very reminiscent of D.D. Warren, but more feminine and open, even after what was hiding in her past. I constantly kept waiting for something (more) horrible to happen to Kassidy’s family but it never did happen.  I was so glad it didn’t but Regan does a great job of keeping us in suspense, waiting to see what happens.  I also appreciate that we learn more about Blake’s illness/condition as we delve further into the book – it’s not all laid out for us.  It’s as if as we’re learning more about the killer just as the profilers learn more with each crime scene. In the past couple of years, I’ve become a big fan of thrillers like this one.  It’s a way for me to enjoy the gore and horror of serial killers without having to work around my kids’ schedules.  Mommy can be as weird as she wants when she’s reading as nobody else can see what is going on in the book!  Being a psychology major, I also greatly enjoy the profiling that Kassidy’s job entails. Be warned, this is an extremely descriptive book so I would say you really have to be into this genre to appreciate it.  If you’re sensitive at all to descriptions of bodies, killing and crime scenes, give this one a pass. There is one aspect to the book that left me confused.  At first I felt like I had missed a previous book in the series because Regan was somewhat vague on Kassidy’s run-in with Nico Sala as well as what happened to her sister.  Come to find out, we learn much more as we read and it becomes much clearer. There’s only one other thing I could say I didn’t like about the book: the title.  I think in the tradition of similar books, the name given to the serial killer (the For You killer) should have somehow made its way into the title.  No matter, I loved the book so it’s a very small thing. I’ll be seeking out Lisa Regan’s other book, Finding Clare Fletcher, as soon as I get through my other review books.  I’ll also eagerly be awaiting the next book she writes. I received a copy of this book in order to provide a review.  This did not influence my opinion in any way.