Tuesday, July 26, 2016

{Book Review} Body of the Crime: A Chip Palmer Forensic Mystery by Jennifer Chase

Body of the Crime: A Chip Palmer Forensic Mystery
by Jennifer Chase
Publisher: JEC Press
Release:May 20th 2016
Genre:Fiction- Adult: Crime, Thriller
How I got it: Received a copy from the author via Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours

From the award-winning author of the Emily Stone Series, comes a new kind of forensic hero:

Three grisly murders linked to five old cold cases, dubbed the Flower Girl Murders, pushes detectives to their limit to find a clever and extremely brutal serial killer, leaving a California town demanding justice. The District Attorney’s Serial Special Task Force retains the help of the reclusive Dr. Chip Palmer, a forensic expert and criminal profiler, to steer them in the right direction. Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures. He is partnered with the tough and beautiful D.A. Inspector Kate Rawlins, a homicide detective transplanted from Phoenix, and the chemistry ignites between the team—both good and deadly.

The Flower Girl Murders leaves three homicides, five cold cases, two seasoned detectives, three suspects, and one serial killer calling all the shots. The investigation must rely on one eccentric forensic scientist to unravel the clues to solve the case. But at what cost?

Review: This was an interesting read.
There were a couple POVs going on in this book. First we have Dr. Alexander "Chip" Plamer an eccentric forensic expert and criminal profiler. Next there is Inspector Kate Rawlins a beautiful homicide detective with an abusive ex. You also have the killer's POV and that of a assassin called The Piper who is after Chip.
The plot is two fold one the main plot is the Flower Girl Murders, Kate and Chips investigation. The second a subplot is The Piper chasing down Chip. They go alongside each other, but are easy to keep separate while weaving together and keeping you reading. The plots are engaging and interesting, the evidence keeps you guessing. The twists and turns of the story also keep your attention.
Ms Chase is a wonderful writer, that incorporates her knowledge and fiction to create a great story.



 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting my book tour today for Body of the Crime! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book -- thank you for lovely review :)

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