Book summary from Amazon
In this tame debut, the body of a young girl discovered by the side of a Nashville highway puts homicide detective Taylor Jackson and her lowdown boyfriend, FBI Agent John Baldwin, on the trail of the Southern Strangler, a playful, brutal killer who likes to carry his victims across state lines before murdering them and removing their hands. Before long, however, Taylor's reassigned to the suspicious death of a prominent TV personality, leaving John struggling to keep ahead of the Strangler's mounting body count. Meanwhile, Taylor is still recovering from a near-fatal neck injury earned in her last case and worrying over her own demons—not the least of which is John's threat to marry her.
My Review - 3 More Sugar Please
This was a fairly good debut for JT Ellison back in 2007. As this is my favourite genre it just didn't make the mark for me. Lots going on but the characters didn't grab me and the first half was just a story, the writing wasn't bad, it just didn't grab me.
I love the idea of female Detective, Lieutenants etc because I love kick ass officers :-) Taylor was great but the story just took to long to get there. Also, the romance relationship was a secret to all other agents but it was boring, just a normal relationship so you really didn't care.
What was great, there was a lot going on, 2 killers, a serial rapist and a serial killer, tons of investigation, racing against time, lots of murders and for me 2 great shockers. All of this just all came together to late in the story.
So all in all a good debut but not enough for me to read more by JT Ellison or more with Lieutenant Taylor.
I chose this book for 2 of my Suspense Challenges.