I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Night Terror by Stacy Green
Series: Delta Detectives #3
Published by Twisted Minds Press on February 15, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
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When a woman is found raped and murdered in her home, Criminal Investigator Cage Foster believes she is a victim of a serial rapist who is stalking Adams County. But why did the woman’s attacker dial 911?
Medical examiner Summer Jordan also believes the rapes are related, but Cage’s boss disagrees and sends him after a known petty criminal in the county’s African-American community, fueling racial tensions.
Ignoring her order could mean career suicide, but Cage doesn’t have time for office politics or petty grudges. The Night Terror has already chosen his next victim.
Will Cage be able to figure out the attacker’s next move in time, or will another woman meet the same terrible fate?
There’s a serial rapist on the loose but the victims aren’t fitting into traditional patterns. It’s a reflection of changing demographics and attitudes of the younger generations. But, Criminal Investigator Cage Foster is up against a police department in an adjacent county and they’re not motivated to pursue their case.
The procedural’s the thing in this story, with Cage doing some excellent investigative work in a not-so-friendly environment. Territorial and racial issues abound within law enforcement and the community, creating even more obstacles. The story is well paced and I liked learning more about the new medical examiner and the politics of her appointment.
Another excellent story in the series that manages to skillfully weave a number of social themes with the mystery and suspense elements. I read it in one sitting because I didn’t want to put the book down.
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