Saturday, May 3, 2008

Murderers' Club by P.D. Martin

Title - The Murderers' Club
Author - P.D. Martin
Genre - mystery
ISBN - 978 - 0 - 7783-2441-6
Number of Pages - 376
Rating 4.5 out of 5

I usually do not read mysteries about serial killers. They are often too violent for my tastes. After reading P.D. Martin’s first book Body Count, there was enough of a twist in the development in the character of the lead protagonist that I actually enjoyed the book. The Murderers’ Club is the second instalment in the series and I was hooked right from the opening prologue.

Sophie Anderson, a F.B.I. Profiler has visions that see into the mind of killers. Her talent is uncontrollable and unpredictable. When invited to come to Arizona for a vacation by a police officer friend Daren Carter, Sophie, who is still suffering after effects from her previous case, is only too willing to have a break. The vacation suddenly ends when bodies start showing up at a university campus. Sophie is forced to use her terrifying skills in order to catch the killers.

Once again P.D. Martin has written a keep you on the edge of your seat thriller. I particularly enjoyed her character Sophie and her struggles and reluctance to use her gift and the toll that having the gift takes on her. The book is really written in two parts, the killers and the police. As a reader I could see the whole story and watch how the two came together in order that the case is solved. Some suspension of belief regarding F.B.I. procedures is required which may affect some readers, but over the entire story had enough twists and turns to keep me engaged.


Kerrie said...

I'm glad you've discovered PD Martin Lillian. She is well worth reading. Look out for FAN MAIL. Over on my blog I've listed her as one of my favourite authors. Your ratings of the first 2 books are very similar to mine. I gave FAN MAIL 5.0

PD Martin said...

Hi Lillian,
Glad you enjoyed Body Count and The Murderers' Club.

The third book, Fan Mail, will be out in North America in January 2009 and my US publisher has signed me up for another 2 Sophie books after that. I'm working on number four as we speak!

So there is more Sophie coming.


Anonymous said...

Hi, found you via LibraryThing :) Your blog looks great. The book reminds me of that show that used to be on NBC "The Profiler"... I remember liking the show, so I may just have to try these books :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi - I also found your blog at LT and wanted to say hello. This looks like a great blog - I love mysteries! =)

Michele said...

Ooh, thanks for the review. I will go check her out now. Sound just up my alley!