Body Count

Body Count

Book - 2007
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FBI agent Sophie Anderson has been trained to crawl into the sick minds of serial killers and to catch them before the body count rises. But when she experiences a series of gruesome nightmares which match recent crime scene photos, Sophie must trust her visions and learn to use them as well.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario : Mira, [2007], c2005
ISBN: 9780778324119
0778324117
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 25 cm

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btmslt May 03, 2012

An interesting mix of police work and psychic knowledge makes this novel gripping and hard to put down.

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lysar
Sep 18, 2009

“She feels the killer’s feelings. She feels happiness and a surge of adrenaline as John goes limp. She collapses on the floor.”

Now, how does that teeny tiny excerpt not make you want to pick up this book? When a prologue starts out that creepy I feel like I’m in for a real treat and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think I’ve found a new series to become addicted to.

Sophie Anderson has recently relocated from Australia to D.C. and is now a part of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in the FBI. She’s a profiler and is slowly making a name for herself. But when she starts have flashes of scenes from the murderers point of view things begin to become complicated. Even more so when her best friend, fellow profiler and part of BAU, Sam is kidnapped. Now she must battle her wits against a formidable serial killer.

The plot was fast paced and left me wanting more. I love when FBI/cop stories have enough oomph that you want to keep reading and you don’t find yourself scheming pages out of boredom. Martin is fresh, blunt and in your face with visuals; all things that I love. If you’re going to write murder… write in bold gruesome details and Martin does this brilliantly.

This book reminded me of something Kay Hooper would write but with a bit more dark and twisty. Martin mixes a bit of paranormal/supernatural with hard, cutting edge FBI plot. I can tell that this was her first book and while I loved I do think that with a few more under her belt some areas that she jumped or skimmed over will become beefed up. I can generally roll with lots of shifts but I need a reason to go with and like I said, at times I felt that lacking. Still, she’s got me hooked and I will be getting the next book in her Sophie Anderson Series.

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