The Ghost

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When a decaying corpse is found in the woods, the police are pulled in. However, things get worse when they start finding multiple women’s corpses with the same injuries. The police quickly figure out that there is a serial killer on the loose. Now they are one a time crunch to figure out who is killing the women so the public doesn’t become even more paralyzed with fear for their young women.

I really wanted to love this book. Just reading the synopsis had me intrigued by the story. The concept was so interesting, however, the writing was lacking. I felt like the book slacked on dialogue and insight on police procedures to fit in more death. I loved how we got to see from the murders point of view as that gave some depth to the murders. I always enjoy when books incorporate this point of view.

I feel like the character development fell flat for me in this book. I felt like Murphy was going to be a more dynamic character in this book, however, past linking her to Carlucci there wasn’t more information about her. I actually feel like Carlucci was the most fleshed out character but that is only because people mention his book and ask about his relationship with Murphy.

I feel like this book was just too short for the character that they were trying to tell. The story was interesting and the concept was solid, however, if it had of been expanded to incorporate more of the police procedural and less of the cops just running around it would have been more interesting. The author proves his proficiency by in his writing style, at times it’s perfectly balanced and the description is exactly what a police procedural needs. This book has a solids foundation, just a subpar execution.


I received a copy of this book from the author via Voracious Readers Only, however, it’s also on Kindle Unlimited.

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