This is the second book in the series featuring Kay Delaney as the heroic, yet semi-dysfunctional (aren't we all?) detective. The story started out a little slow and I had some trouble staying interested. Once the final climax started building though, I could not put the book down!
This is one of those mysteries where you don't really know who the killer is and then when it's revealed - WHAM! - it hits hard! As I neared the end, I thought she was going to leave some loose ends concerning the murder cases that were the focus of the plot, but all the sudden there was a twist and things fell into place. Not exactly what I expected, but very interesting.
Can't wait to read the next book in the series! Should be interesting to see what lies ahead for Detective Delaney!
BLUE VALOR by Illona Haus: Baltimore Homicide Detectives Kay Delaney and Danny Finnerty are drawn into an investigation unlike any they have ever worked in Haus second Delaney adventure. They are called upon to solve a series of brutal crimes obviously committed by a madman who has left them a human heart calling card. Haus is already working on her third book, and if she can maintain the pace, we may well have a new V .I. Warshawski, but this one is on the force, not private.
Intriguing interplay between the detective characters in the book.
Terrific book ... lots of action .... great story line....
The killer doesn't leave a body. Only a heart..a human heart...savagely ripped from an unknown victim and left on the snowy grounds of an elite private high school. Is it a calling card for the Baltimore Police or a demented message for someone else?
Readable but I expected better of an author recommended by Lisa Gardner
Good mystery, gritty! Like the detectives and I did not figure out who did it until close to the end of the book.