Haunted by the murder of his sister, Lieutenant Jake Carrington struggles to control his personal demons as he stands over the brutalized body of a young woman found dead on the railroad tracks. The victim disappeared on July 6th, the fifth woman in as many years to go missing on that date. The fifth happy bride-to-be. The only one whose body has turned up.
Soon the killer is sending personal messages to Jake. They refer to an unidentified brother he believes Jake hates as much as he does. With his partner distracted by turmoil at home, Jake is on his own. Drawn deeper and deeper into a murderous family feud, his mission is to find out who the killer's brother is-and stop him before another innocent woman's life is cut tragically short.
"Tense and authentic-a suspenseful page-turner!"
--Leo J. Maloney
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This is 3rd in this crime fiction series featuring Lt. Jake Carrington and Sgt. Louis Romanelli. It is easily read as a stand alone although I recommend starting at the beginning. Carrington is going after the Bride Murderer. Every year on a particular date, a young woman is abducted. The body he is looking at now is the 5th woman to disappear .. only this time her body has been left where it will easily be found. The previous missing women have never been seen again. As Carrington and his team start their investigation, the killer sends a personal message with a clue .... he says his brother is someone that Carrington hates as much as he does. And while this is going on, Mia, Carrington's girlfriend, has a stalker. He or she has sent her dead animals. Are the cases connected? The same killer? This is an action-packed police procedural that gripped me from the very first page. Carrington and his team spend a lot of time investigating a large number of people, friends, families, co-workers of the missing women. There are many suspects and it's impossible to guess the 'who', although you know the 'why' early on. Many thanks to the author / Kensington Books - Lyrical Underground / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Ms. Lanouette has written a fabulous mystery that will keep reader turning pages well after bedtime. Her characters realistically react to both the murder and politically motivated events around them. It's a good solid mystery that readers will enjoy. Thank you!