A Perfect Evil - Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1 Author:Alex Kava A killer is watching... — The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, wa... more »iting to kill again.
Morreli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it's the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings -- a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli's own nephew goes missing. Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.« less
I was most definitely pleasantly surprised by this book. Even though Id heard good things about the author (or I wouldnt have been interested in reading a book by her) so many times new authors fall into the predictable pattern of a mystery where you know exactly whos done what and youre just waiting for the hero(ine)(s) to figure it out. This book proved different.
I still wasnt sure until the very end just who exactly was guilty. I kept vascilating between well it could be him... oh wait no with that it could really be him but I didnt think it was because of this. It was good to finally find a mystery book that kept me guessing. Not to mention that it was creepy and thrilling without needing to go into horrific descriptions of the blood and guts of murders. That was quite refreshing as well.
This is a debut book introducing FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell. Maggie is married to a lawyer, Greg, who wants her to quit doing field work. He doesn't like her jogging in the neighborhood either. What will they think of her, and him, seeing her all sweaty and mussed. He excercises at the club as is proper.
Maggie is sent to Nebraska to profile a serial killer. The sheriff is a lawyer who ran to fill his father's shoes when he retired. Not really qualified but it is easier than arguing with his father.
This is a well written book with fleshed out characters and a good story. I'm searching for more from this author.
Great book! I love the Maggie O'Dell series! The killer was a shock to me, I kept going back and forth between two suspects and never even had it right! To me that's the best type of book! I totally recommend this book!
Introduction to Nick Morelli, a possible love interest for Maggie O'Dell, boys trusting adults and being murdered, Nick's sister Christine who wants to be a journalist becoming conflicted once her own son is taken, and Father Keller who is a figure we will see again.
a great book. a great start to what i hope will be a great series. maggie finds herself in a small town trying to profile a child murderer. what she finds is haunting. this is a real page turner and will keep you guessing till the end. and then the end!!!! it makes you want to hurry and start the next in the series.
A real page-turner. Has a "sequel" that I haven't read. I suggest getting your hands on that one too, called "A Necessary Evil." Because this book kind of leaves you hanging at the end, which might frustrate some people.