Wednesday, November 30, 2011
All the Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison
My rating: 4/5
There's a serial killer and a serial rapist on the loose. The killer targets young girls who seem to have some kind of tie to the medical community. He never leaves any evidence. They can track his kills because he cuts off their hands and leaves one at the next crime scene. Taylor's boyfriend, FBI agent John Baldwin, is the lead profiler on the serial killer case. He's one of the best yet he can't get a handle on this guy. Who is he? How is he targeting these women? What is the pattern?
Meanwhile, Taylor is asked to take the lead on a serial rapist case. The rapist only attacks during the rain and, like the serial killer, he doesn't leave any evidence. He made the daring move of attacking and raping the lead investigator on his case, which is how Taylor ends up the lead.
With two huge cases being investigated in this book there is never a dull moment. I like that the two cases are separate but that the lead investigators are tied together and could possibly help each other out.
I really liked both Taylor and Baldwin. They are both very strong characters and I'm always attracted to that. Taylor is a great character because while she's strong and a good cop, she's not without her doubts. Same with Baldwin. He knows he's good at what he does but even he is stumped with the current case and frets over it. While the two don't get to interact very often, due to Baldwin traveling, you can tell there's a connection but it's not overly done.
I had two close friends tell me to start this series and I'm glad I finally listened. This was an excellent start to the series and I'm looking forward tot he rest of the books.