Jun 18, 2018

Book Review: Murder Notes

As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?

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I found the character of Lilah to be interesting though she is so shut down emotionally that I can't say that I was able to emphasize with her.  What really kept me reading this book was the fact that I found some of the secondary characters intriguing enough that I wanted to get to know them better.  Alas that didn't really happen but now the mystery has me hooked.  I really want to know the story behind the story so I am being held hostage.  

Why hostage you might ask.  Well I don't feel that this first book answered any questions, it just brought up more.  There were no conclusions reached at the end, just a cliffhanger.  So I feel that if I don't read the second book than I have wasted my time reading the first.  And I don't care for that feeling.  I want to look forward to the next book in a series and in this case, it feels like an obligation.  I guess that is one way to sell books but not one that has ever impressed me.

As you can probably tell, I don't recommend this book to my readers unless you are a fan of cliffhanger endings.  If so, you would probably really enjoy this book as it is well written and has a mystery that will hook you in.  

***I received  this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions are my own and not influenced by the publisher or author. 


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