Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Book Review - Pattern of Wounds by J. Mark Bertrand

A brutal murder.
An unraveling conviction.
To catch the killer, Roland March must decipher the

It's Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman's brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison ten years ago. Is it a copycat--or did March convict the wrong man?

Alienated from his colleagues and with a growing rift in his marriage, March receives a series of taunting messages from the killer. The bodies pile up, the pressure builds, and the violence reaches too close to home. Up against an unfathomable evil, March struggles against the clock to understand the hidden message in the pattern of wounds.

My review: I liked this book, It has a decent storyline. It is easy to follow and realistic. I didn't find it overly "preachy" as I do some Christian published books. The characters are real, make mistakes and are not sugar-coated in goodness and perfection. I would recommend this book to others. The last page eludes to another book. 

Update: I have found out this is book 2, book 3 is coming and I should go find book one to get the back story :)
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 

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