Book Review: Cause to Kill (Avery Black Mysteries #1) by Blake Pierce

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defence attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off Howard Randall—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter Rose, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove her, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. Edwin Pesh kills kidnaps the girl by injecting drug made from some plant and kills them, open ups the body parts and stuff in cats dead body, clicks their picture to treasure them in basement as art gallery in the name of Roman mythology. Post killing, the body is stitched back and cleaned and disposed in lonely areas with smile plated on their face. A frantic race against time leads Avery through series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine.
A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Cause to Kill


Book Review: Once Gone (Riley Paige Mystery–Book #1) by Blake Pierce

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer which had kept her hostage and blown fire torch on her face as a torture, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realises she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing. The killer picks the victim stabs multiple physical injuries and then choke them to death. The killer dump the body of  victim in isolated place stitching eyelids open, wearing blue contact lens on corpse, make the body naked and apply Vaseline for shine,
shave the hair and stitch wigs of doll, ties pink ribbon on neck to give the complete look of doll and a cheap fabric rose near the body as his signature.
Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.

Once Gone



Book Review: Trace of Death (Keri Locke Mystery–Book #1) by Blake Pierce

Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, is haunted by the old memory of abduction of her own daughter 5 years before who is never found. With the obsession of finding her, Keri joins the force and buries all her grief by the only way she knows how i.e. involving herself into the cases of missing persons across Los Angeles.

One phone call from a worried mother for her teenage daughter who is missing for only two hours, made her instincts to act which could not be ignored. The mother’s worrisome voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate.

What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter – of a prominent senator – was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

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