Fear No Evil
by Allison Brennan
‘Evil’ trilogy Book #3
In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream.
Instead of preparing for her high school graduation, Lucy Kincaid is facing vicious execution. Lured by an online predator, she’s destined to die horribly – live on the Internet – while hundreds of heartless viewers watch and vote on the method of her slaughter. Her family’s only hope rests with Kate Donovan, and FBI agent who took on the same sadistic killer once before … and lost. Blamed for another girl’s gruesome murder, Kate’s been fighting to clear her name. But she agrees to join the hunt for Lucy – and reluctantly steps back into her worst nightmare.
With time running out before the bloody webcast airs, Kate teams up with forensic psychiatrist Dillon Kincaid to get inside the head of her twisted quarry, zero in on his chamber of horrors, and reach Lucy before grim history repeats itself and another innocent’s brutal death goes hideously live.
Face the fear. Speak its name. See its face.
Review: I finished this novel on Monday, May 14th, 2007. As the last book of the trilogy, it had more or less an awesome ending.
I did figure out that some of the characters aren’t new – they are actually part of the first trilogy Brennan wrote, which is fine by me, I plan on picking them up just the same. But, even though the ending was nice, it left a lot of unanswered questions as well as leaving a character still down. Makes me wonder what Brennan has up her sleeve.
I felt really bad for Lucy; not only for what happened to her, but the way she was blaming herself. Oh, and in case I haven’t mentioned it before, what happens in this book may be disturbing for those who’ve either been through something like this, or know someone who has. I don’t, and I found it disturbing.
The way Brennan puts you into the head of the killer, it sends shivers down your spine. Knowing that this happens in real life only sends more shivers and shudders.
Dillon is a repeat character in all three novels, and I really like him; his personality, his thoughts, the way he figures things out. And, being described as a hottie does the mind good as well, LOL! I liked Kate as well. Not just her personality – her tenaciousness; not letting go, no matter what happens, no matter what she has to do, no matter how scared she was, she saw it through to the end. A strong female character and she was perfect. Lucy, even though only eighteen, was also a strong character – no matter what happened to her, she still fought back with everything she had.
The plot was excellent – I couldn’t have asked for better – and I love how it came to a close. But still, there’s that one unanswered question… What happens to Patrick? Does this mean Brennan has something up her sleeve? Maybe another trilogy where Patrick’s in it? Difficult to say – I can’t read the author’s mind, but I certainly do hope so, or this chica is going to be one disappointed reader. A definite recommendation for a book that starts with a bang and doesn’t let up until the very end, all three novels in the trilogy are like that.