The Malice Effect is a psychological mystery that explores the far-reaching effects of murder. In this sequel to Death and Obsession, the paths of Ontario Provincial Police Detectives Hopkins and Powell cross once again when they investigate the death of a young woman whose body is found near a popular camping resort.
Detective Sergeant Hopkins holds a doctorate in criminal psychology and is an FBI-trained profiler, and Detective Inspector Powell is a seasoned and respected investigator. The rest of the team, however, are new to the Crime Unit.
The officers explore the life of the victim and discover a number of suspects with motives to kill. This case proves difficult as everyone has something to hide and even the innocent look guilty. Uncovering the truth is challenging and mistakes are made that could render critical evidence inadmissible in court. The detectives must dig deeper and deeper for the truth. Can they find the missing evidence and bring the accused to justice? Or will the perpetrator of this heinous crime weasel out of the charge of pre-meditated murder?
This novel will keep the reader guessing until the very end.