Blurb: The greater the Evil, the more deadly the game…
When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal stabbing, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But as further disturbing events come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone even more sinister at work.
With the investigation gathering momentum, whilst also trying to expose the secrets of a sick paedophile ring, Kim finds herself in the sights of a lethal individual undertaking their own twisted experiment.
Pitted against a dangerous sociopath who seems to know her every weakness, for Detective Stone, each move she makes could be deadly. As the body count starts to mount, Kim will have to dig deeper than ever before to stop the killing. And this time – it’s personal.
Review: Not sure if it is just my perception of this one or if the writing and construction of this story was just different from the first book, but this one didn’t have quite the same feel.
The story line was interesting and intriguing and I did really enjoy that. It was the huge chunks of time we spent with the bad guy that brought this down for me. I don’t mind that approach in writing, but in this it just seemed to be way too much and not entirely necessary. There is only so much devious mind exploration and self ego stroking I need to read before I get the idea of the bad guy’s thinking. I like Kim’s character so much, that I’d much prefer the majority of the time be spent focused on her.
There were also two separate stories going on here and even though both of those cases were Kim’s to work on, the majority of her time was spent focused on Alex. So much so that the pedophile part to the story kind of gets shoved to the side and all the other members of her team are the ones to work on it, becoming more of an afterthought rather than a bigger part of the overall story.
So while this was still good, I much preferred the first book to this one.