For the past six weeks, LAPD detective Matt Jones has been recovering from the wrong end of a hit man’s bullet. Before he can look for payback, Jones finds himself enlisted in the manhunt for an old foe. Dr. George Baylor, the serial killer who escaped after murdering three coeds in LA, resurfaces on the East Coast. This time, an entire family has been slaughtered in their home outside Philadelphia, and the doctor’s fingerprints are all over the crime scene.
With panic rising, the FBI seeks Jones’s help, and the hunt for this brutal mass killer is on. But so is the hunt for the man who paid to have Jones shot. When a second family is found murdered, the search for the killer becomes frantic, and Jones’s shocking personal history explodes before his eyes. With his two missions welded together as one, Jones enters the madman’s world—a place of unimaginable terror—and hopes that if he survives, he can find his way out.
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One of my favorite things about reviewing books is how I am able to stumble into great series. THE LOVE KILLINGS is one of those. It's actually the second book in a series but it does such a wonderful job of standing on its own that I feel confident enough to go onto book three when it comes out without worrying about feeling lost. Mr. Ellis deserves huge kudos for that as all too often when I jump in the middle of a series I feel like I need a cane to find my way around.
Matt Jones is one heck of a detective who although he is a rookie still, knows enough to trust his instincts when he is involved in an investigation. And those instincts are telling him that the FBI are looking for the wrong killer.
This is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading by Mr. Ellis but I can tell you that it won't be the last. I do recommend THE LOVE KILLINGS to any of my readers who enjoy police procedurals or thrillers. To check out other books by this author, just click here.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.