Posted in Book Review, YA

At Rope’s End by Edward Kay

As I was saying going to post every week… Starting now.
Author: Edward Kay
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Pages: 304
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Rating: 3 stars
The Story:

Dr. James Verraday is a professor of forensic psychology specializing in eyewitness recall and criminal profiling. He’s a brilliant original thinker with a passion for social justice and a very antagonistic relationship with authority, especially the police force. So when Detective Constance Maclean appears in Verraday’s lecture hall at the end of one of his classes, he bristles. But the body of a young woman has just been found in a cranberry bog south of Seattle, and Maclean is convinced that this murder is tied to an earlier killing.

The Seattle police already have a suspect in custody for that case, but Maclean suspects the lead detective is knowingly putting away an innocent man to boost his numbers and quiet his critics. Verraday reluctantly agrees to use his skills as a profiler to help out with the investigation–if only to satisfy his own conviction that law enforcement is riddled with corruption. They form an unlikely alliance and soon find themselves tied up in a deadly game to find a serial killer whose wealth and influence make him almost untouchable

My Experience:
This is a fast-paced novel. You join the journey of a detective and basically a profiler, Constance and James.
It was an enjoyable read. You didn’t have to work hard to understand the story you could just sit back relax and watch the main characters chase a sadistic serial killer.
While on the journey of finding a serial killer strange things start happening around James’s house resulting in some bonus thriller material.
This book was like when you’re sitting on the lawn and watching everybody do the work around you. With a cold drink in your hand you’re encouraging everybody to do the work while you get to sit back and watch. It was a nice lazy thriller. A good pace with a good story.
What I liked:
I really enjoyed when James was analyzing suspects. It gave mentalist vibes. You got a chance of looking through the eyes of someone that trusts no one and can give you immediate reasons as to why.
What I did not like:
I wanted the story to show more conflict between James and the police.
Sincerely, Snow.


I am Snow.

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