Look Behind You (Kendra Michaels #5)
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels’ home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature “holdback” characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own ”dream team” of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making.
- File Size: 1450 KB
- Print Length: 332 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 125007598X
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (July 18, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 18, 2017
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MQ0TOEV
This is the first book by Iris & Roy Johansen that I have read. I did not realize that this was a book in a series, but I was able to read it as a standalone. I did wonder while I was reading it, if there were books before it. I will have to go back and read the others, since I am a little curious as to what other crimes were solved before this one.
In this story Kendra gets involved in a serial killer case. Little does she know that she is the end target to the madman. As soon as Adam finds out what is going on, he rushes back to be there for her and help her. Kendra is worried for the safety of her best friend and hires another friend Jessie to look over her. As the case becomes more complicated than any of them have ever imagined, the feds bring in a dream team of investigators to help. Can they stop the mad man in time, before he kills again? Will Adam keep Kendra safe?
This book was a thrilling ride from page one. I loved it. It had me on the edge of my seat, going “Oh my God Oh my God!” on several occasions. It keeps you guessing till the end. Who is the mad man?? I loved the characters in this book. Kendra is a strong woman, who doesn’t hide in fear. Adam is a sexy man at the top of the government chain. Have not figured out his role in the FBI or goverment yet. That may be explained in the first four books, but I can tell he is in love with Kendra, even though it is not said. Then there is her blind friend Olivia, who has such strength and perception. Jessie is a bad ass investigator who rides a motorcycle. And then there is Metcalf whom has a thing for Kendra as well, but I really don’t think he is in the running.
This book is really intense and I enjoyed it very much. I could see this being a movie. Iris & Roy Johansen has just moved to a favorite on my top authors list. I can’t wait to read more of their work. They write with the intent of keeping thier audience captivated. It sure worked on me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers.
*ARC provided by Netgalley*
I give this book 5 stars