I do enjoy the occasional trashy serial thriller. I don’t want to say that they’re a guilty pleasure, as why should you feel guilty about a piece of entertainment you enjoy? But, when reading one, I can certainly turn my mind off a little. I just leap in, don’t try and second guess where the plot is going or what will happen to the characters. Instead I gleefully follow the twists and turns and the gore and peril and cling on until the good guys catch the bad guys.
A young woman is found dead in a rundown building in LA. When she gets to the mortuary though, the pathologist finds a bomb inside her. The finest investigators in the city, are soon on the case.
All the chapters are short as if waiting to be individual scenes in a shiny cinema adaptation, the victims pile up, there are red headings and – even though the killer appears earlier in the book – it’s impossible to guess who did it. I had a great time reading it and next time I want a book that’s similar won’t hesitate to hit this author again.
A man named Chris Carter created THE X FILES, while THE NIGHT STALKER was the name of a very similar themed TV show from the 1970s. So, just out of curiosity, this book has been on my radar for some time. There’s nothing paranormal here though, just good serial killer fun.
My debut novel, THE WANNABES – which has been out of print for a little while – is now available for free. A supernatural thriller of beautiful actresses and deadly ambition in London town, it’s well worth your time. You can get your copy here!