Julie Cave impressed me with her first book, Deadly Disclosures, however her second book, The Shadowed Mind is even better in my opinion.
It’s exciting to me when an author writes a fantastic debut and then is even better the second time around. Little known subjects such as eugenics and underground extreme martial arts are key parts of this riveting story which I found fascinating. This story and its characters interested me so much, it made for a quick read because I wanted to get to the end and find out “who done it”!
If you haven’t read the first book in the series, I do think it would be helpful to do so just to have more background information on Dinah and fully understand what makes her tick. As a recovering alcoholic, Dinah still struggles with sobriety. No longer an FBI agent, Dinah sets up her own consulting firm hoping that her legendary profiling skills will take her down a new career path. Her first case quickly evolves into what appears to be a serial killer with a strange agenda.
Fans of mystery and spine-tingling suspense will not want to miss out on Julie Cave’s second book in the Dinah Harris mystery series. The third book, Pieces of Light is expected to be available in June 2011.
This book was provided free for review by Jennifer White of New Leaf Publishing Group
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A suspense-filled mystery which answers an ominous question: Who will be found worthy to live; who is the next victim?
After the deadly investigation into the Smithsonian murders, Dinah Harris is now facing a daily battle to keep her sobriety while struggling to form a new career from the ashes of her former job as an FBI agent. From the shadows will emerge a cunning and terrifying killer, who carefully and methodically will decide whose life has value to society and whose does not. Using her profiling and security skills as a private consultant based in Washington, DC, Dinah uncovers a connection to the shadowy world of neo-eugenics, and those who publicly denounce the killings but privately support a much different view. Against this backdrop, Dinah must come to terms with her own past, as those associated with the deepening mystery face their own personal demons, and struggle with the concept of God's inexhaustible grace and forgiveness. Old secrets are revealed, tragedies unearthed, and the devastating legacy of science without compassion is finally brought to light. The second in a powerful new fiction trilogy!
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