A Killer’s Mind – 2019 Book 17

A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery, #1)A Killer’s Mind by Mike Omer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve gone back and forth on whether to go two or three stars. I settled on three because the first half or so of the book had me trying to talk other people into reading it with me. It was interesting and fun and felt fairly plausible. The author’s style felt very similar to Robert Dugoni‘s Tracy Crosswhite series. But as the book progressed, I became much less enthused.

There were a few things that bothered me about the writing, including the female character not feeling particularly genuine, but the biggest was the overused plot device of not communicating. Whether it was Zoe not communicating with Tatum or Zoe and Tatum not communicating with the appropriate law enforcement folks. It feels like the author is taking the easiest option to get to the conclusion they want. And it was used more than once in this book which compounds the frustration I felt.

I will say that the very last page left us with what could be a great sequel but I don’t know that I like Zoe or Tatum enough to bother with it.

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