I am a series junkie which is well documented. Usually I am very strict on reading series in order and then other series I just say to heck with it and read as I can get my hands on them...such as the Alex Cross series and The FBI Profiler series by Lisa Gardner. And honestly, both of those happened by mistake but I was too far off the order that I had to throw my OCD to the wind and just continue reading because I was hooked. Now, I've been off Alex Cross for a few years but every summer I keep checking out Lisa Gardner. It made me sad to see that this was the last one in the Rainie & Quincy series as I've come to love that group but since this book was written in 2008 it seems she is done with them and I will have to get serious about the DD Warren series by Gardner.
Just a pre-warning if you CANNOT handle spiders, DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK. Every chapter started with a fact about spiders which I just ignored myself but this book is chock full of spiders. You've been warned! ;)
Description: Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.
Come into my parlor . . .
For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true, but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.
Said the spider to the fly . . .
As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren't exactly Kimberly's specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant - she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly's own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it's all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder . . . or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.
Kimberly is caught in a web more lethal than any spider's, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she's trapped. What she doesn't know is that she's close - too close - to a psychopath who makes women's nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won't be long before it's time for Kimberly to ...
This book is sickening so that is your other warning if the spiders didn't scare you off. There are details about child sexual abuse in here that are highly disturbing. It's also full of a bunch of loser liars who have had some shit dealt to them in life.
I did read this one day. I started it around 3 and finished it before bed at 10:30, I love that I can wrap up the whodunnit books in one day so there isn't a reason to keep me up at night thinking about it. And it gave me time to get the yucky thoughts out of my head before bed!
If you like Karin Slaughter or Tess Gerritsen books this gruesome one is for you!
What was the last book you read in 24 hours or less? Do you sometimes wonder how people can write about such horrific things? Do you wonder why you read them?