Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Book & Audio Review: Pretty Dead by Anne Frasier

Pretty Dead

Anne Frasier
Narrator: Natalie Ross
Series: Elise Sandburg (Book 3)
Publication: Thomas & Mercer (September 1, 2015); Brilliance Audio (September 1, 2015
Length: 334 p.; 9 hours and 4 minutes

Description: A serial killer stalks the streets of Savannah...

Homicide detective Elise Sandburg and her partner, profiler David Gould, are all too familiar with the terrible costs of chasing evil. Despite their wounded psyches, the detectives delve into the deranged killer’s twisted mind, determined to unravel the clues in the taunts he leaves behind.

A city gripped by fear...

When his daughter becomes the killer’s next victim, a grief-stricken mayor comes down hard on the police, demanding that they catch the psychopath—now. Feeling the pressure, department officials enlist the aid of both Elise’s estranged father and an FBI profiler who has unresolved business with David.

A cunning and elusive madman...

In a heart-pounding race to stop the next homicide, the detectives uncover their own role in the madman’s deadly game. Will they outsmart the killer before another horrific murder takes place in their beautiful city? Or have Elise and David finally met their match?

My Thoughts: A serial killer has come to make Savannah his next killing ground and it is up to Homicide detective Elise Sandburg and David Gould to track him down. Adding to the excitement, the New York Times has sent a reporter to shadow them and write a story about them. And the FBI has sent a profiler named Victor Lamont who just happens to be the lover who convinced David's ex-wife that they would have a future together if only she didn't have a child leading to her murder David's and her son Christian.

Also, adding to the distractions are the Elise's estranged father Jackson Sweet is back in town and gravely ill with cancer and that Elise's boss has hired him to consult on the serial killer case. 

After gutting the police department's budget and holding a press conference assuring the citizens of Savannah that they are safe if they aren't drug=using prostitutes. the mayor's own estranged art student daughter becomes a victim of the killer. When Major Hoffman, who is the woman police chief is found dead, the Lamont is all set to railroad David for the crime. After all, he'd been having an affair with her and his prints are all over her house. 

This story was packed with action and was an intensely emotional story. I really enjoyed it and couldn't stop listening. Natalie Ross did an excellent job with the voices and keeping the tension and mystery high. 

Favorite Quote:
That was the thing about homicide. The world kept moving even when you felt deep in your heart that everything should stop for at least a moment of silence. Just a moment.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

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