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A Perfect Evil (Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1)
A Perfect Evil - Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1
Author: Alex Kava
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, waiting to kill again. Morr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778325932
ISBN-10: 0778325938
Publication Date: 8/1/2008
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Perfect Evil (Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.

Four stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
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!
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This was a great book! If your into stories that resemble true crime and the life of an FBI agent. A definite page turner. Hard to but down.
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Wonderful debut!! The protagonist was evil, a scary thought when you find out who it is!
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reviewed A Perfect Evil (Maggie O'Dell, Bk 1) on + 2417 more book reviews
Being the first book in the Maggie O'Dell series (which I've already read others) it seems to be too long with too much descriptions but overall it is a good start to the series.

I do like this series and will continue but at times you have to skip and skim a little to get over the descriptions not necessary.
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Love this series. Strong story line. On my 3rd book of series and have truly gotten into the characters. Very good book.

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