Before He Kills Again: A Veronica Vasquez Thrillerby R. Barri Flowers
FBI psychologist and criminal profiler Veronica Vasquez returns to her hometown of Portland, Oregon to assist police in
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From R. Barri Flowers, award winning crime writer and international bestselling author of Dark Streets of Whitechapel and Killer in The Woods, comes a gripping new psychological thriller, Before He Kills Again: A Veronica Vasquez Thriller.
FBI psychologist and criminal profiler Veronica Vasquez returns to her hometown of Portland, Oregon to assist police in apprehending a ruthless serial killer dubbed "The Rose Killer," who kills beautiful women in pairs, leaving a rose on top of each corpse.
Heading the investigation is homicide Detective Sergeant Bryan Waldicott. Veronica must win him over, along with the entire task force, and prove herself worthy of the job. Since losing her husband three years ago, Veronica had been focused on her work to escape the pain of loneliness and separation. A romance with Waldicott, who has issues of his own, complicates things for them both as they try to stop a serial murderer before he kills again.
When she begins to suspect that the new husband of her estranged sister Alexandra could be the killer, Veronica pursues that delicate angle and, in the process, becomes a target herself.
Before He Kills Again is tense thriller that will keep readers on edge till the very end.
PRAISE FOR MYSTERY AND THRILLER FICTION BY R. BARRI FLOWERS
�A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure one would expect from an author who is also a top criminologist. A terrific read!" -- Douglas Preston, co-creator of the bestselling Pendergast series of novels on MURDER IN MAUI.
"An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery.... A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that's as hot as Waikiki beach sand." -- Jon Land, bestselling author of Strong Vengeance on MURDER IN HONOLULU
"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers!" -- Huntress Reviews on DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL
�A gripping and tightly woven tale you won't want to put down. Author Flowers neatly contrasts the natural beauty of a tropical paradise with the ugliness of murder and its aftermath." -- John Lutz, Edgar Winner and bestselling author of Pulse on MURDER IN MAUI
"R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft. A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii." -- Allison Leotta, former federal prosecutor and author of Discretion on MURDER IN MAUI
�Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page.� -- Midwest Book Review on STATE�S EVIDENCE
�A model of crime fiction.... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.� -- Statesman Journal on JUSTICE SERVED
"An excellent look at the jurisprudence system...will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein." -- Harriet Klausner on PERSUASIVE VIDENCE
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Meet the Author
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of more than sixty books, including thriller fiction, young adult mysteries, true crime, and criminology titles.
Bestselling mystery and thriller fiction, including Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, Killer in The Woods, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, State's Evidence, and Justice Served. Other novels by the author include the bestselling romance, Forever Sweethearts, and young adult novels, Count Dracula�s Teenage Daughter, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, and Danger in Time.
Flowers has also written a number of bestselling true crime books, including The Sex Slave Murders, The Pickaxe Killers, Serial Killer Couples, and Mass Murder in the Sky. He was also editor of the bestselling anthology, Masters of True Crime.
The author has been interviewed on the Biography Channel and Investigation Discovery.
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This is one of the most poorly-written books I have ever read. Wish I could get my money back for this stinker. There are almost too many things wrong, I don't know where to begin. The writing is terrible, with the author using the wrong words constantly, and he or she has a clunky style, the story doesn't flow well at all. The "heroine," Veronica, is an idiot, plain and simple. She persists in keeping crucial information about one of the suspects from the investigators when it doesn't make sense to do so. What an airhead. She's not smart, or likeable, or tough, or anything. I just wanted to slap her. Also, there's no explanation later on for the weird behavior of her brother-in-law who comes on to her for no apparent reason. She never tells her sister, and this "plot point(!)" is never resolved. And the whole thing with the black vans with EAGLES painted on them? Really? And we're supposed to believe that not one, but two people have one? That part seemed like it would've made more sense in the 80s when everybody drove those black vans with the porthole windows. Just lots of things bugged me about this book, I can't recommend it. PLEASE don't waste your time or money.
Before He Kills Again is indeed a very entertaining read, one of those suspense thrillers that will keep you turning pages late into the night. At least, this was my case. I finished it in 2-3 days, as I couldn’t put it down. The heroine, criminal psychologist and FBI profiler Veronica Vasquez, is a sympathetic character, smart and independent but with a gentle side. I found all the information about serial killers fascinating, and thoroughly enjoyed all the setups, twists and red herrings devised by the author. Just when you think you know who the killer is, something happens to deter you from suspecting. The love story between Veronica and Homicide detective Bryan Waldicott adds some spice without getting in the way of the mystery. The novel does have some graphic violent scenes, so if you’re squeamish about this sort of thing, be warned. If you’re a fan of thrillers about serial killers, you should pick this one up!
Having watched criminologist R. Barri Flowers on Investigation Discovery, I was intrigued to read his latest thriller novel and was not disappointed. BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN is a heart pounding thriller about an FBI profiler matching wits with a scary serial killer. Flowers' shows his knowledge on real serial killers in carving out his crafty villain, separating from other writers who rely on pure imagination in their serial killers. Highly recommended, along with the author's thriller titles, KILLER IN THE WOODS, MURDER IN MAUI, and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL.