See No Evil
by Allison Brennan
‘Evil’ trilogy Book #2
A cunning killer hides in plain sight.
A troubled teenage girl has been charged with the grisly murder of her stepfather. The evidence is damning: Emily was found alone at the scene with blood on her hands, and an incriminating e-mail she wrote outlines a murder plot identical to the method of the brutal slaying. But deputy district attorney Julia Chandler believes her niece is innocent, and she’s determined to keep the promise she made to protect her dead brother’s daughter – even if it means hiring private eye Connor Kincaid … the man who blames her for forcing his resignation from the police department.
Together, Julia and Connor uncover a chain of unsolved violent crimes tied to an unorthodox therapist whose anonymous online patients purge their anger by posting lethal fantasies. But someone in the group has turned vigilante, turning the game of virtual murder into a flesh-and-blood vendetta.
After evil is seen, face your ultimate fear.
Review: I finished this book on Saturday, May 12th, 2007 in the A.M. As part of the trilogy, it was a perfect second book.
The characters are genuine, and all their emotions, no matter how bottled up, you feel them. The way Brennan puts you in the mind of the killer has its own creepy effect, and it works well. The action is suspenseful, the plot works out very well. That’s twice now where I thought I knew ‘whodunnit,’ but ended up wrong – way wrong – twice, LOL!
I like the Kincaid family. No matter the crap this family gets into, no matter how they fight with each other, they’re there to back the other sibling(s) up, no matter what. I like the sense of unity very much.
Julia and Connor – you feel the anger and sparks between them. I like how Brennan touched base on what happened in the past to understand why the characters feel the way they do. Well written, and recommended for those who love a detective/action/romance novel.