📚In One More Kill, book 9 of the Brandon Fisher FBI series, Arnold delivered a gritty police procedural designed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Title: One More Kill
He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough… I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Carolyn Arnold
Series: Brandon Fisher FBI #9
Also in this series: Violated , Remnants , On the Count of Three, Past Deeds
Published by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc on October 19, 2021
The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. The murder method and signature are too bizarre to point toward an isolated incident, and FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher recognizes this right away. His boss with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, confirms that he’s crossed paths with this killer several years ago, and he has a voracious appetite for blood. In fact, Jack’s seen his work firsthand—six times, three couples, in three states. Brandon, Jack, and the rest of the team head to Arkansas for one purpose: to bring down the ruthless and elusive serial killer who calls himself “the Leopard.” Versatile and adaptive, this madman hunts his prey like a wild, hungry cat—tracking them, then striking with swift viciousness. But just as the FBI think they might finally be getting closer to the Leopard’s true identity, he adapts his method and starts killing people faster than ever before. Racing to catch up, and struggling to get one step ahead, the FBI comes to uncover buried family secrets that aid the investigation—while at the same time, flipping it on its head. Suddenly, the hunters are now the hunted. And while this case has haunted Jack since he joined the Bureau, things are about get more personal and dangerous than he ever would have imagined. If he and his team aren’t careful, one of them—or someone they love—may become the Leopard’s next victim. A totally gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Catherine Coulter.
He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough…
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
The start of 📚One More Kill gave me chills. Despite the grisly nature of the scene, I quickly slipped into the story. On arriving at the scene, Jack, the leader of Brandon’s team, discovered that this was the work of the Leopard. The Leopard is the serial killer he had been hunting for the past twenty-five years. Known as the leopard for the manner in which he hunts his victims, he plans to continue his killing spree. This is Jack’s last chance to capture the killer who eluded him for so long.
What made this case so unique was the Leopard’s uncanny ability to charm his victims and winning their trust before striking. Also, the constant changing of his appearance made it easy for him to be always one step ahead of law enforcement. The scary thing about this killer is the fact he hunts and kills for the pleasure it brings him.
Although this is the Brandon Fisher series, the story focused on Jack. We see how he struggled with his failure to capture the Leopard. He faces his biggest challenge when he found himself in the Leopard’s crosshairs. Added to this, he faced the prospect of his career ending if he failed to put an end to the reign of terror. Failure was definitely not an option.
📚One More Kill took me on a suspenseful cat-and-mouse chase. The story moved quickly. However, there were moments when the pace slowed, to accommodate the research needed to dig into the Leopard’s past and determine his next move.
Overall, 📚One More Kill proved to be a gripping, nail biting and gritty read. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I had a good time reconnecting with the characters and look forward to their next chilling investigation. A must read for fans of gritty police procedurals.
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Great review. I have just finished reading the book (I’m on the tour next week). The only thing I found was although it was gritty it wasn’t as much as previous books, sounds strange but I missed that about this series.
I agree. With such a chilling start I expected a lot more grit. It was still a good read though.
This one looks tasty – I love a good thriller
That is a properly spooky cover and that killer they are chasing definitely matches.
I really need to try this series. I am convinced that it would be something that I would like.
Sounds like a book I’d very much enjoy though I am that teeny bit concerned by your declaration that this isn’t a read for the faint-hearted.
The crime scenes are graphic, hence my reason for saying it is not for the faint of heart. If you are a fan of Criminal Minds then you should have no issues.