Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Christopher Killer

Book 80 of my 2016 Reading Challenge
read from October 05 - 09

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
Book 1 in the Forensic Mysteries series

Summary (via the book jacket)
The sleepy Rocky Mountain town of Silverton, Colorado, hasn't seen a murder in years, according to Pat Mahoney, the county coroner. So when his teenage daughter, Cameryn, asks if she can be his assistant - as preparation for a career in forensic pathology - he figures it's a safe bet. But neither of them imagines that their first case will involve someone Cameryn's [sic] knows...the fourth victim of a serial killer called the Christopher Killer.
Attending her first autopsy is more difficult than Cameryn had ever expected, but she's determined to find her friend's murderer. Before long, Cameryn is plunged into a disturbing mystery, matching wits with everyone from the cantankerous medical examiner who doubts her abilities to the famous psychic who is predicting yet another death - soon.

My Opinion
The downside of usually checking out library books or buying used books...sometimes the book smells like smoke.  Blech.

This was an adequate mystery.  The author did a good job with red herrings and that little twist at the end both threw the wrap-up into question and generated interest for the next book in the series.

I'm not in a huge hurry to continue the series but probably would if I came across it.

A Few Quotes from the Book
"The dead told a story that the pathologist, if she were good enough, could hear, and Cameryn wanted to be that person. She wanted to be the translator. And maybe, when she learned that language, she could in turn speak for herself."

"Her head roiled with thoughts she couldn't line up: her Catholic faith, which professed the power of medals but not clairvoyants, and her scientific training that reported only fact, the proof she held in her hand."

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