A Cry in the Dark
Novel By Jessica R. Patch
FBI Special Agent Violet Rainwater is called to an isolated Appalachian Mountain town where three women have been viciously murdered. The murders seem to have been done by a serial killer who might have twisted religious motives. Violet has trouble encouraging the citizens of the town to cooperate. The only help she receives is from Detective John Orlando. Orlando, though, has personal motives to investigate the case; he believes the case is connected to his wife’s murder. Throughout the investigation, Violet uncovers a link to her past—-her mother’s abduction which led to Violet’s birth.
I am a mystery fan, but this novel was too dark for me. I am an avid reader of the Love Inspired Suspense novels, but the darkness and nature of the crimes in this novel was too sadistic for me. That is not to say that it was a bad novel. I am sure it will interest others. The theme of a criminal using religious texts or reasoning to enact crimes is chilling. People who like dark thrillers will enjoy this.
About the Author:
Jessica R. Patch is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author. She loves reading true crime books, discussing cold cases with her girlfriends, and hunting down serial killers in her romantic suspense and psychological thriller novels. Jessica likes to inspire people in her Forward Friday Blog posts and through her monthly email newsletter. You can join her online community through her website: www.jessicarpatch.com. She lives in Memphis with her husband, two children, and her sheepdog.
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