Serial killer Arnie Milhouse may be ready to end his thirteen-year killing spree, but he wants one last victim before leaving Annapolis—and the sexy new photographer in town promises to be his most satisfying score yet. He develops plans to seduce the mysterious Allison by luring her out to sea aboard his luxury catamaran for a secluded weekend he won’t forget…and one she won’t survive.
But Arnie’s latest mark is more than just another pretty face. Allison McNeil has her own secret agenda, and enough insider information to connect Arnie’s long string of seemingly unrelated murders. Hunting down serial killers is more than just a hobby for Allison: she’s ready to face her demons and take down this vicious predator once and for all.
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About the Author
Iowa-born Jeff Gunhus grew up playing among Greek ruins and shopping in Arabic markets as he traveled the globe with his parents. His books range from the motivational career guides No Parachute Required and Wake Up Call to the middle-school fantasy series the Templar Chronicles. Jack Templar Monster Hunter, one of the Templar Chronicles, was listed as a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year. His children’s writing has also earned him a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award silver medal and a Parents’ Choice recommendation. He writes for adults as well, and Night Chill—the first book of his horror series—was another Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year finalist. Killer Within is his thriller debut. He resides in Maryland with his wife and five children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Arnie discovers that killing a human being makes him feel all-powerful, confident, and he loves that feeling of omnipotency. He starts by killing a young store clerk, moves on to his wife, and a couple of prostitutes here and there. He has an infant son and takes time off to raise him by himself ... with the thought that someday he will teach his son how to gain that confidence that he himself feels after each kill. Allison McNeil is following Arnie. She has a secret, not one she's willing to share. For the moment, she is posing as a freelance photographer and 'accidentally' bumps into Arnie. What follows is a dance between two very strong, intelligent, street - smart people. One is pure evil, the other, maybe not pure good, but determined to bring Arnie to an end. In some respects, I can see how/why Arnie turned himself into a serial killer. The author did a good job in bringing his characters to life for me. I like how, in one area of her life, Allison was fearful, a bit of a weakling, but let her strength shine through to use her steel core that's been buried. And I really liked Charlie, a secondary character, who plays a major part in the story. There's lot of action, especially toward the end, that has been building from the beginning .... the reader knows something big is coming .... and it does! I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Many thanks to the author who furnished a digital copy of his book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.