Author: Stacy Green

Killing Jane by Stacy Green

Posted April 17, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Killing Jane by Stacy GreenKilling Jane by Stacy Green
Series: Erin Prince #1
Published by Vesuvian Books on January 31, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
Source: Won
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WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT JACK THE RIPPER IS WRONG …

A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history.

JACK THE RIPPER

Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies.

She and her partner, Todd Beckett, are on the trail of a madman, and a third body sends them in the direction they feared most: a serial killer is walking the streets of D.C.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING.

Erin must push past her mounting self-doubt in order to unravel a web of secrets filled with drugs, pornography, and a decades-old family skeleton before the next victim is sacrificed.

THE ONLY WAY TO STOP A KILLER IS TO BEAT THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME.

 

 
Erin Prince is a D.C. homicide investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division, newly transferred from sex crimes. She’s handed her first case and a new partner, Todd Beckett, on day one (yes, the same Todd from the Lucy Kendall series). It’s clear that the homicide is controversial and won’t be the last as it reeks of a serial killing, especially given the references to Jack the Ripper at the scene.

 
The case was impossibly complex, further complicated by Erin’s inexperience and insecurity. I loved these flaws as it felt like it was steeped in reality. Todd is much more experienced and their struggle to gel as partners was just as compelling as the case. Erin’s unique background and heritage was another important element of a story with lots of layers. There were times I was frustrated with her but always appreciated her honesty.

 
This was an excellent start to a very different series, loaded with surprises and unexpected twists, the author’s trademark, along with complicated, opaque and untraditional characters. I’m really looking forward to what comes next for Erin and Todd because this was excellent. (Note: While Lucy Kendall is referenced, you do not need to read that series first before starting with this book.)

About Stacy Green

Stacy Green writes psychological suspense with a dash of romance. The first book in Stacy’s Delta Crossroads Trilogy, TIN GOD, was a finalist in The Kindle Book Review Best Books of 2013 for Mystery/Suspense.

Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University.

After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child. Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family.

She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.


Outstanding! All Fall Down by Stacy Green

Outstanding! All Fall Down by Stacy Green

Posted November 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I was so nervous going into this story and rightly so. We all know by now who Lucy is and what she’s done. The question is which fork in the road will she take…the dark side or towards the light.   I’m not going to recap the story or share any part of it. This is a gem you need to discover all on your own without any hints about the storyline. The writing is brilliant (as usual), the characterizations well developed and the tensions in the stratosphere.   I’ve loved this unconventional series and have had a love/hate relationship with Lucy Kendall. My feelings about her settled with this story and I still am reeling from all the twists, surprises and disclosures. Well […]


Still Conflicted in Hear No Lies by Stacy Green

Still Conflicted in Hear No Lies by Stacy Green

Posted September 15, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

    The series takes a step back with a look at Lucy Kendall right after she made the decision to leave the Child Protective Services (CPS) agency. She’s contacted by one of her former cases who’s at risk friend is missing under strange circumstances.   I was so certain this story would help me unravel more of Lucy, helping me decide definitively if she’s a true psychopath or just terribly misguided. While I gained a bit more insight, I’m even more conflicted about her!   The case is complex and also takes us inside the CPS, portraying its strengths along with what we know of its weaknesses. I was immediately captivated and couldn’t put it down until I finished the story. The ending was […]


Riveting! Gone to Die by Stacy Green

Riveting! Gone to Die by Stacy Green

Posted June 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

    Lucy Kendall is reeling from the events that led to the deaths of two people, neither she deliberately planned to kill. As her reflections have her spiralling deep into a depression, Chris Hale, her friend and confidant, is losing patience as he’s anxious for them to locate his diabolical mother and deliver their unique brand of justice. When she receives a terrifying message from him, Lucy reaches the frightening conclusion that he’s missing and possibly in his mother’s clutches.   Lucy’s introspection throughout this story was just as fascinating as the search for Chris after he goes missing. The parallels between her life, Chris’ and Mary Weston were surprising at times as she examined the ongoing debate about nature versus nurture. As Chris […]


Last Words by Stacy Green

Last Words by Stacy Green

Posted April 30, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    These short stories centered around Cage and the other members of his law enforcement team are really working for me.   Criminal Investigator Cage Foster is called to an accident scene that looks suspiciously like the victim might have had some help getting killed. His fiancée, Dani, is close to term with a complicated pregnancy so he’s stretched pretty thin.   This case was tragic because the victim was a teenager. The investigation proceeded rapidly as Cage has become adept at sifting through clues and using the resources around him. However, even he was caught off guard by a serious twist near the end. And, Dani’s pregnancy comes to a close!   As with the other stories in the series, this one is […]


Anatomy of a Serial Rapist! Night Terror by Stacy Greene

Anatomy of a Serial Rapist! Night Terror by Stacy Greene

Posted April 9, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

  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 […]


But Cage Gets it Right! Dead Wrong by Stacy Green

But Cage Gets it Right! Dead Wrong by Stacy Green

Posted March 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

These short stories simply rock! Criminal Investigator Cage Foster finds himself in deep conflict when his mother, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found bloodied and wandering the streets. The problem is the blood’s not hers and when the body of a dead woman is found nearby, Lorelei Foster becomes the prime suspect. Cage’s cop instincts tell him all is not what it seems as he navigates from the sidelines. The story moves rapidly but doesn’t sacrifice the strong plot or characterizations. It was fun following the procedural aspects, which helped me make the right deductions. I’m loving these short stories, written nimbly around my favorite characters. They’re incredibly interesting and I read this in one sitting…didn’t want to put the book down.


Cage is Back! Living Victim by Stacy Green

Cage is Back! Living Victim by Stacy Green

Posted February 10, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

  In the past, I never expected much from novellas for a variety of reasons. But lately, I’ve changed my attitude and this one is a great reason why. This story reads like a full-length novel, partly because we already know most of the main characters. Cage Foster is now a Criminal Investigator who gets a call to investigate what appears to be a death due to natural causes that quickly changes to something more sinister. The investigation is fast-paced and gnarly, just how I like it. Cage also has to contend with his pregnant fiancée who becomes ill while he is working almost around the clock to not only solve the case but possibly rescue an abducted teen. It was pretty exciting with an interesting […]