Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Copycat

I've been picking up a lot of 'new to me' authors recently and Erica Spindler is one of them.

I love a good thriller and this one delivered.

Here's the blurb:

Five years ago, three young victims were found murdered, posed like little angels. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career-- because she let the killer get away.
Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back.
But Kitt notices something different about this new rash of killings-- a tiny variation that suggests a copycat killer may be re-creating the original 'perfect crimes.' Then the unthinkable happens. The Sleeping Angel Killer himself approaches Kitt with a bizarre offer: he will help her catch his copycat.
Kitt must decide whether to place her trust in a murderer-- or risk falling victim to a fiend who has taken the art of the perfect murder to horrific new heights.

Really enjoyed this book. The liberal use of red herrings throughout kept the pages turning and the main character, Kitt Lundgren, is so real, so down to earth, you instantly sympathise with her.
I love strong characterisation in a book and this one had it in spades.
Copycat certainly won't be my last Erica Spindler novel.

What are you reading this week?


Lois said...

Well, given that it took me a while to read the one I was on that I mentioned here two weekends in a row, and the Regency one I read after I did one story every day (anthology) -- got a surprise for you. . . yep, you guessed it, a contemporary! :)

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis.

Although we'll see how much I end up reading, seems I developed a cold overnight. Just really hope I luck out and it doesn't turn into an asthma attack. Once upon a time, it was always a guarantee; not, not so much, so have to wait and see. Poohy. Sigh. And I have to read for my class too. Good thing the test is next week, not this coming Tuesday. :)


Nicola Marsh said...

Oh no, Lois!
Hope you feel better.

Hopefully Jill's book will help :)