Review- A Killer’s Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery #1)

A Killer's Mind (Zoe Bentley Mystery #1)
By: Mike Omer
Release Date: August 1st, 2018
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Zoe Bentley Mystery

Back to my old tricks again as I tell all of you about another murder mysteries series and another strong team of unlikely partners. Ready?

In Chicago three women are found strangled, embalmed and posed to appear alive. Zoe Bentley, a FBI profiler, is called in to assist with the case and joins Special Agent Tatum Gray to find the killer.

I really enjoyed Omer’s style as he jumped back and forth when telling the story through the different characters eyes. I enjoyed seeing things as Zoe would and learning more about Tatum as chapters came from his POV. The creepy parts were when we saw glimpses of the killer and it was so perfectly written that I truly had shivers down my spine at times while reading this.

There are enough plot twists and surprises to to keep the action going but not so many that it feels ridiculous. The characters are consistent in how they approach challenges (rather than swinging wildly out of character just to solve the case.)

Also, if you love sassy, crazy grandparents Tatum’s grandfather Marvin is the absolute best. Anytime he came up in the story I was laughing out loud at how stubborn and off the wall he could be but I could still see the love between Tatum and Marvin.

There are two books currently published in this series and I’ve requested the third (to be published in June 2020) through Net Galley. Here’s hoping I get to read the next in this series because I love this series!

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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