MYSTERY

Find Me

Thomas & Mercer: Amazon. (Inland Empire, Bk. 1). Jul. 2020. 286p. ISBN 9781542005623. pap. $15.95. THRILLER
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In the 1990s, the Inland Empire Killer trapped and killed women in California. The murderer’s final victim recognized him and survived, and his notoriety grew when it surfaced that he used his young daughter, Reni, as bait to capture his victims. Now, 30 years later, homicide detective Daniel Ellis is summoned to San Quentin, where Benjamin Wayne Fisher has a proposition. He’ll take Daniel to the Mojave Desert and show him where the bodies are buried, but Fisher wants his daughter to accompany them. Reni was a well-known FBI profiler until she had a breakdown three years earlier, and walked away, moving to the desert. She still struggles with her role in those deaths, and she’s reluctant to see the father she loved and thought was only playing games when they went out at night. The award-winning author of The Body Reader introduces two broken characters, both haunted by childhood trauma, keeping the focus on Daniel and Reni, rather than the victims or the serial killer.
VERDICT For thriller fans who appreciate intricate and unconventional plots, with shocking twists.

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