Kristi Loucks is a Pastry Chef and Cake Designer with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu Chicago, as well as an author. Her works include A Life Interrupted, a Novella called Delivery of Fate and The Chicago Serial Crimes Series. The first book in the series is The Rose Red Reaper and it is based in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois. For Kristi, writing and storytelling has always been a way to manage the day to day stresses of working in the world of restaurants and food service. Ms. Loucks currently resides in near Chicago and runs a bakery in a North Shore Suburb.
The Rose Red Reaper: Chicago Serial Crimes: Book Oneby Kristi Loucks, Miguel Kilantang Jr
Lt. Commander Mason Cole never intended to follow his brother into law enforcement, but the murder of a loved one gave him the motivation needed to take a position as the head of Chicago s Serial Crimes Unit. Along with his brother, Detective Devon Cole, former FBI Profiler and Technical Analyst Melinda Kade and Detective Piper Torello, Mason is tasked with finding… See more details below
Lt. Commander Mason Cole never intended to follow his brother into law enforcement, but the murder of a loved one gave him the motivation needed to take a position as the head of Chicago s Serial Crimes Unit. Along with his brother, Detective Devon Cole, former FBI Profiler and Technical Analyst Melinda Kade and Detective Piper Torello, Mason is tasked with finding some of the cities most prolific serial killers. As a former Navy SEAL, Mason has seen some of the worst the world has to offer, but nothing could have prepared him for his initiation into the world of a serial killer.
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A deeply committed young woman police detective with finely honed instincts. A empty car and a beautiful missing woman. A slimy lawyer and ex- councilman who believes that he is responsible for "making" the woman detective's career. All of these elements combined gave me a great and exciting read in the book Entitlement. Everything about the book was good - it had an exciting topic, interesting characters and was fast paced. There was also an element of unusual, perhaps aberrant sex in Entitlement, too. Although the demise of the missing girl is fairly evident from the beginning, I was drawn into the plot and felt that I was walking beside the detective, Angie Masters as she tried, failed, and tried again to make the case. I enjoyed the journey, especially the end of it and would be very interested in reading another Angela Masters police detective book.
Mason, an ex-SEAL has seen the horrific murder of his girlfriend Jill. This gave him the motivation to seek out a way to help murders get captured and put away. Mason, his brother and other FBI agents work on a special team called the Serial Crimes Unit in Chicago. The author does a great job at really showing that they are true brothers with their small bickering back and forth and just the basic interactions between the two. Things are just starting to look a bit more positive in his life as he meets the owner of a local diner, a woman named Dakota. They are instantly infatuated with one another, which says a lot for Mason who still has residual feelings about Jill's murder. Things look positive until the murders start piling up with the same MO, but will the Cole brothers be able to find the murderer before he kills any more people. This is a great murder mystery with a love story going on behind the scenes. It's extremely well written, and kept me intrigued throughout the whole process of finding the killer. The love story between Mason and Dakota was adorable and lightened the mood of the book a bit since it does have a lot of graphic parts. Each crime scene is filled with details of how each body was murdered, and it involves a large amount of blood in each one, so this book isn't for those with a weak stomach. I highly recommend to all murder love story enthusiasts. It gets a 5/5 from me.
I was excited about this book that I actually had my Kindle read it to me while I cleaned house because I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened (and the kindle voice is pretty bad and mispronounces words all over the place). I was hooked and hanging on every word before the first chapter ended. Now I can’t wait for the next one. In fact the blurb has me on tender hooks. Not sure I can wait very long…. So if the author is reading this…I’m up to review the next one, or beta read, or whatever as long as I get to read it soon. I’m very worried about Molly. Okay, this is a definite buy for everyone… especially if you like mysteries. The heroine was a kick as she was totally not what you would expect and yet totally just what was needed. And no I’m not telling you why but I loved that she was differently-abled. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 clouds and plan to re-read it soon…… while I waste away waiting for book 2 (hint, hint) This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.