Book 39: Killing Me Softly by Maggie Shayne

Posted May 19, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


About:  First you drink, then you die.

The Nightcap Strangler, who terrorized the town of Shadow Falls fifteen years ago, has finally been executed. Case closed. Until Bryan Kendall’s lover is murdered in the notorious killer’s unique style and the rookie cop stands accused. Has someone committed the perfect copy-cat crime…or was the wrong man put to death?

A continent away, Dawn Jones hears that her first love has been accused of murder and knows that only she can help him. But to do so, she’ll have to face the very fears that drove them apart.

Together, they’ll work to uncover secrets someone’s willing to kill to keep, and renew a love as dangerous as it is inevitable. And their best lead is the girl found dead in Bryan’s bed, reeking of the whiskey poured down her throat before her killer squeezed it shut.

A killer who thinks that Dawn, too, could use one last drink…

What I loved:  This was a great read from beginning to end.  The characters were engaging, the story was riveting, and the pace was steady throughout the whole book.  I don’t know if I have ever read another Maggie Shayne novel but I will be looking up her other books after reading this one.
Why it only got a 4:  I figured out who did it about half way through.  I did enjoy watching the characters figure it out but I kept hoping it wasn’t the obvious choice.  Also, the first part of the book I felt like there might have been a prequel to the story.  There might be or she might write it later.  All of that being said, none of those distracted enough from the story to make it less enjoyable.
What I didn’t Like:  I can’t say there was anything I didn’t like about this book.  I would recommend it!

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