Saturday, March 7, 2009
TITLE: ANGEL'S TIP
AUTHOR: ALAFAIR BURKE
Details: no. 2 Ellie Hatcher Mystery
Ellie Hatcher has only just been promoted to the homicide squat in New York when she finds the body of a murdered and mutilated girl while jogging in a park with her brother.
Within 24 hours the last movements of the victim have been traced and a very likely suspect is in custody.
However, Ellie is not convinced that the solution to the case is this easy and sees connections with three old and unsolved cases.
When a second girl is found, Ellie's doubts are confirmed, and what's more troubling is that the killer, whoever he is, seems to be focusing on Ellie.
This was a good thriller with lots of twists and turns. The only minor fault as far as I'm concerned is that it is clear from the very start that the original suspect can't possibly be the murderer. On the upside though, my suspicions ran in completely the wrong direction.