** advanced copy received via Netgalley **
It’s a happy publication day to Kierney Scott and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the blog blitz for Now You See Me! Many thanks to Noelle at Bookouture! I’ll be sharing my review right after I tell you what the book is about.
Author : Kierney Scott
Title : Now You See Me
Series : Detective Jessie Bishop #1
Pages : 318
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : November 27, 2017
When the dismembered body of Lydia Steiner is found washed up in the waters of a blisteringly hot Louisiana swamp, Detective Jess Bishop knows for certain this isn’t the murderer’s first kill.
Three other dismembered bodies have been found, all bearing the same marks. Marks that strike fear into Jess’s heart. They are identical to those from a case she’s spent her entire career trying to forget.
As Jess and her team try to link the victims, another body is discovered and they fear the serial killer is taunting them. They know it’s only a matter of time before he kills again.
As the body count rises, and the hunt goes cold, Jess knows she has to confront her past in order to catch the killer, even if that means making herself the bait…
I often tell myself I really don’t need a new series in my life but when one pops up that sounds as good as this one, I just can’t help myself. And I can already tell you right now that I’ll be keeping an eye on this one in future.
Now You See Me introduces us to Jess Bishop, who works for the FBI. That bit right there already sold it to me as I really enjoy all things FBI. Their investigations don’t stop at state borders, widening the scenery but also the suspect pool. In fact in this story, we go from Washington D.C with all its memorable buildings, to the bayou in Louisiana, where the dismembered body of Lydia Stein is found. She’s not the first woman to be found murdered like that so it’s obvious early on, we’re dealing with a serial killer here.
Jess has one of the most fascinating backstories I’ve ever read but I’m not going to tell you anything about that. To this day, it affects her in the choices and decisions she makes, her view on relationships, the way she sees things. She makes for one fantastic main character but the whole team is brilliant. It reminded me of the tv show “Criminal Minds”, without the profiling. A varied and diverse cast that somehow manages to work together to solve a case. There’s Jeanie, the boss, for instance. You never quite know what she’s thinking. Tina is the computer genius. Briggs has just returned from a stint undercover. Chan is sort of the funny one but also a bit of a troublemaker. And there’s even a psychologist.
As for chasing the serial killer, the investigation had me on the edge of my seat. Nothing links these women and there’s no way of knowing when the killer will strike again, or where, or where his next victim will be found. There is no doubt though that he will not stop on his own and he needs to be caught. And that’s all I’m saying about that too. I know, I’m a tease but really, you need to read this yourself and find yourself as engrossed as I was.
This is just a fabulous start to a new series. Utterly gripping and compelling! If this one is anything to go by, I have zero doubt this series is going to be an absolute corker and I can’t wait to read the next instalment!
Now You See Me is out today!
Originally from California, Kierney Scott lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and their daughter.
In her spare time she likes to read and invent new recipes. Her stuffed peppers are particularly popular with her family, as are her grain-free chocolate chip cookies. In an effort to convert her family to the joys of pumpkin, she created the Great Pumpkin Challenge. For the ten weeks before Thanksgiving, they tried a new pumpkin recipe every week. Pumpkin arancini and pumpkin queso were a big hit. She has promised her daughter to never again roast pumpkin and call them chips.
She loves hearing from readers. If you would like to get in touch, you can email her at KierneyScott@gmail.com or follow her on twitter @Kierney_S
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