I tend to worry when reading series that the books will start to go downhill. This isn’t the case with the Erika Foster series, as the novel tend to get better and better as the series goes on!
He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim.
When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.
While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.
Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?
Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
I love Erika and sometimes (well…most of the time) she doesn’t know when to keep her mouth shut and stay out of it. The first part of the novel, she is sticking her nose in a case where is no longer part of the team or department. She feels a connection to the case and she won’t let it go.
Throughout the novel, the reader knows who the killer is and I felt that it took away from the surprise factor. I enjoyed getting into his mind, but it was more about seeing how Erika and her team would discover him instead of the reader finding out with them.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. Love this series and can’t wait to read more about Erika and her team!