This is a very good suspense novel. I read She'll never tell and was a little disappointed when the killer's identity is not revealed because it was an ongoing trilogy. I was unable to buy the second in the series, but I don't think it was even necessary. Unfortunately, if you do not read at least the first book, you will not even know who the killer is because he is mentioned only briefly. Here's a little bit of what these books are about.
A serial killer called the BLOODSUCKER is taking women and bleeding them to death. He is a face in the crowd, someone everyone knows yet does not see. The first book reveals three of the murders. The second reveals two more. The last is the best, but can not stand alone.
The police chief Claire Drummond has been working the serial killer case all summer. The town is a small resort community that refuses to let her haul in any good citizens for questioning. Instead, she must use her gut instincts to find the twisted individual preying on blonde women with blue eyes. The state police are getting ready to move in with a task force, and Claire will have to relinquish her command. She has a theory about who the killer is, but no one will listen. Only one person believes her. With no one else to turn to, Claire finds more than just a confident in Graham Simpson the town councilman. She wants a relationship with the man, but feels it is the wrong time. She also has a teenage daughter going through the goth stage and hanging out with a possible suspect. The killer has developed a fixation for Claire. Can she find him before it is too late?
The writing is suspenseful, but I think dragging out the theme for three novels is a little too much. After reading the first book, I was ready for the reveal. I had my suspects, but if the killer's identity had been revealed at the end of "She'll Never Tell", it would have been a surprise. Even though I read these two books back to back, I just didn't think the reveal was climactic enough. The suspense was, but it just drug on too long. If I would have read all three, I think I would have been even more frustrated. Some books you just don't want to end because of the characters. Don't count on that with this series, and don't expect much from the romance.
Don't buy this book unless you plan on reading at least the first and last. Having not read the second, I can't comment on how it was, but I am glad that I couldn't find it at the time it was purchased. I much rather would have liked to check this out from the library had I known what I know now, but since I couldn't find them there, I made the mistake of buying the two books. I am only glad that I did not only buy one.
This author has some potential as long as it is a stand alone novel. The writing is good and there are enough red herrings to keep you guessing up until the end so maybe her other books will be less drawn out.
the climax to the bloodsucker stories
Her days are numbered...by a sadistic madman who calls himself the Bloodsucker. All summer, he's been preying on blond-haired, blue-eyed women in the small town of Albany Beach -- abducting them then draining them of their blood. Then comes Police Chief Claire Drummond.