ABOUT THE BOOK
From coastal California to upstate New York, a killer is plotting a devastating path of destruction . . .
Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now adults – Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology – they trust each other before anyone else. They’ve had to.
When a young woman is found murdered in Michael’s LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there’s another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA – as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer.
Racing against time, the LAPD and FBI desperately search for a way to prevent a string of murders that seems unstoppable.
When Michael, a long-distance lorry driver, arrives home, he finds the body of a young woman in his bath. His first phone call is to his sibling, Megan. The second call is to the police. Michael swears that he has never seen the woman before. But both physical and scientific evidence tells a different story. A string of murders from coast to coast begins to emerge, making his claim to innocence impossible.
This story grabs your attention and puts your mind in overdrive from the first couple of pages. The book is very long at 560 pages, but I flew through them. Some of the key characters are complex, to put it mildly, but it makes for a story within a story that is just as twisted and complex in its own right.
The case grows from local to federal as the murders cross state lines and become an FBI investigation. The story is dark and disturbing to read, with its intensity welcoming you in, to experience every feeling. It still brings me out in goosebumps.
I did find the ending a little fuzzy, something people will make their minds up about it. I have thoroughly enjoyed the story. I like the coupling of these two fabulous authors.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, Dog Diaries, Treasure Hunters and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past thirteen years in a row. He lives in Florida with his family.–This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
J.D. Barker is the New York Times and international best-selling author of numerous novels, including DRACUL and THE FOURTH MONKEY. His latest, A CALLER’S GAME, released February 22. He is currently collaborating with James Patterson. His books have been translated into two dozen languages, sold in more than 150 countries, and optioned for both film and television. Barker resides in coastal New Hampshire with his wife, Dayna, and their daughter, Ember.