A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception – can he be believed?
The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could’ve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed … until now.
Well, like always the writing was great. Good character development, although I did think that the “bad guy” was a little too cliche’. Way too similar to Hannibal Lecture, if you ask me, and that sort of annoyed me because every time we saw him, it was like his superiority was being thrown in our faces.
It was definitely a different read from the authors previous books. I think to have done that in the middle of a series, was annoying as a reader. The first two chapters I was thinking, wow this is different. Like real different. By the end of it, I don’t know if it was a good different though. I didn’t like that Garcia wasn’t in it, or the other regular characters. And even Hunter himself, didn’t seem like his usual self. I was shocked towards the end, with “the shooting” but other than that, i didn’t come across any twists or surprised so that was disappointing. Overall, it was ok, definitely not the best in the series.
I rated An Evil Mind: 3/5 stars