Monday, April 6, 2009

Body Count & Murderers' Club by P.D. Martin

I'm not sure how I came across P.D. Martin's series about FBI Agent Sophie Anderson, but I am so glad that I did.

The first book ~ Body Count introduces us to the main character Sophie Anderson. Sophie is Australian, brought over to the US to work in the FBI Profiler unit. Sophie isn't just an excellent profiler though, she has psychic abilities that she is unsure of. Now this may make the book sound far fetched, but the book is so well written!

She gets assigned to the baffling D.C. Slasher case after Samantha "Sam" Wright, Sophie's friend and fellow profiler, becomes one of the victims. Sophie, who's never quite recovered from the childhood murder of her brother, has disturbing visions and dreams that provide clues to the disturbing case. Lending romantic interest is FBI agent Josh Marco, who may have past links to the D.C. Slasher. This may sound like familiar thriller territory, but the intense first-person narration has enough twists and turns to keep forensics fans turning the pages.

I love both mystery & paranormal, so this was the perfect combo for me. I quickly checked out the second book in the series ~ The Murderers' Club


Six months ago, a case nearly cost Sophie her life. So when a detective friend asks her to visit Arizona, she welcomes the break. But her vacation ends abruptly when bodies are found at a university and she gets pulled into the case. The horrifying methodology—deliberate body positioning, a distinctive red heart scrawled on each victim—indicates to Sophie that a new serial killer has claimed the area. Oddly, though, certain signature elements differ between killings. Fortunately, the FBI database has a record of many of the signatures—but each belongs to a different serial killer.

As the bodies continue to appear, Sophie must hone her terrifying skills and suffer the horrors in her head in order to stop this killer.

I enjoyed this book as much as the first. I am patiently waiting for Fan Mail to come out! P.D. Martin is currently working on the 4th book of this series now.


Books in series ~

Body Count
The Murderers' Club


Fan Mail ~ Pre-Order

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