Paul Riley has built a lucrative career based on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, who gruesomely murdered six girls. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders and mutilations. Riley realizes that the two cases are connected and finds himself at the center of a police task force—as an investigator…and a suspect.
Nothing is as it seems in this stunning tale of illicit sex, murder and betrayal from Edgar-winner Ellis (Line of Vision). The brutal murders of six young women by Terry Burgos, a Mansbury College janitor, in June 1989 seems self-evident. After all, Burgos confessed, and then assistant county attorney Paul Riley found enough evidence, including the song lyrics that inspired the murders, to get Burgos the death penalty. In June 2005, Riley's in private practice working for the father of one of the six victims, Cassie Bentley, when someone begins duplicating those murders. Odd notes come to Riley in the mail from a disturbed man who may be a copycat killer. To complicate matters, Riley had, under pressure from Cassie's prominent family, not charged Burgos with her murder in 1989. This fact comes back to haunt him when detectives find links between Cassie and the current murders. Juggling multiple viewpoints, Ellis keeps perfect control of his labyrinthine plot as it builds to a satisfying twist ending. Author tour.
I don't give out a lot of five stars, but this book earned them. Ellis is a very talented writer and managed to keep me in suspense until the very end. Well done.
Keeps you guessing
A real page turner but can't say more so as not to spoil all the surprises!
Eye of the Beholder
A New angel on "who done it?" murder/thriller. One of the best E-books I have ever read. You'll never guess the ending. I hope Mr. Ellis keeps the novels coming. In Borders and the Indie Bound Book Stores stay in business it will because David Ellis's awesome novels. I can not wait till Mr. Ellis comes to Books-On-First Bookstore in Dixon, IL for a reading and book signing. For he will be the most up incoming star to come Dixon, IL since Ronald Reagan and make the front page of Sauk Press (which has over 150,000 readers). Make sure after reading this exciting story to inform the New York Times to have Lee Childs move over there's another great author moving up the best selling charts! David Ellis a American Ionic before years end.