Before Evil by Alex Kava

From the author’s note:

“I never intended to write a series. I know that may seem difficult to believe, especially now after twelve books featuring FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell—fifteen, if you consider the Ryder Creed series which includes Maggie. Many of you have heard me talk about this before. When I wrote my debut novel, A Perfect Evil, I intended for it be a standalone novel. To be honest, I didn’t even read series novels back in those days. A Perfect Evil became an international bestseller, and suddenly, my publisher at the time, insisted I write a followup novel. If that’s what readers wanted, then of course, that’s what I’d write.”

If you haven’t yet started the O’Dell series, this is the launching pad as it’s the prequel to A Perfect Evil. If you have started reading the series, then you’re going to enjoy this book. Many of our questions are answered, about the serial killer Albert Stucky, Dr. Gwen Patterson, Maggie, etc.

The story has FBI agent and profiler Maggie O’Dell out in the field for the first time. She is up against serial killer Albert Stucky, and in a fascinating, compelling, action packed story, we learn more about our heroines idiosyncrasies and her strength. Maggie is an intelligent, driven woman and I very much enjoyed this well written suspense filled tale sure to be on the best seller’s lists.

I loved the ending, but my only gripe is that the ending wasn’t more elaborate. Too many of the “well, how did that happen?” And “what now?” sort of questions.

Thanks Alex for giving us the prequel to a wonderful series. I look forward to many more.

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      1. LOL! I spent tons of money on Harry Potter – three books with every release…cuz’ kids don’t share and bought all the DVDs… think I watched two of them. 😃 But nope – have never read a word of old Harry’s. I support YA – but it’s just not a genre I can get into. 😉

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