This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Summary from Goodreads:
FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she’s left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.
A hacker who identifies himself only as “Warlock” brings down the FBI’s website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.
Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star—until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes’s discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica’s world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock’s series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can’t, she may become his next victim.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This is a book that made it home with me from BEA 14. I was intrigued by the summary. The cover was eye-catching as well. As it sometimes happen, though, some books in my stacks get shuffled around- so I found myself just recently reading ANGEL KILLER.
Picture this: It was a gloriously sunshine filled day. I was enjoying the day in the pool. I grabbed this book because, it being an ARC, would be perfect for pool reading time. I was intrigued by summary- but honestly did not know much about the book.
It was good. It had a story that I could sink my teeth in. Jessica Blackwood, former magician turned FBI agent, was strong. Determined. Cunning. No damsel in distress for this lass. Thumbs up!
With a Criminal Minds feel, a serial killer and an inside look at how a magician’s mind works- ANGEL KILLER kept me flipping pages. Even more, I enjoyed the angle that Andrew Mayne took with the book- choosing to write it from a female perspective instead of a male.
Final thoughts: this book has a good feel to it- and one that I think is going to be made into a TV series. With the fast pace and the interesting backstory of dear Jessica- it will make for good TV.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T