Not strictly sf/f but a time-travelling serial
killer is close enough!
Kirby Mazrachi was gutted and left for dead, her dog died defending her; now she wants
to find the others. The other victims of the man who did this to her. She enlists the help
of Dan Velasquez a former homicide reporter now covering the sports beat. Divorced and
twice her age, hes cynical and word weary but growing convinced of Kirbys
crazy theories. The killer theyre tracking is Harper Curtis, who has a list of names
on the wall and a House with a chilling secret.
A time-travelling serial killer. This is a great concept I havent read before. I
wonder if it is based on actual events, it would explain why so many murderers are never
caught. Kirby is such a strong heroine, a survivor who doesnt give up. Dan contrasts
with her well, someone who gave up but is willing to try once more. The characters are
lifelike and you get a view of what they are like through the glimpses of their lives
before they encounter Harper for the last time.
The plot is carefully thought out and theres a lot going on. The story jumps
around to different time periods and POVs of various characters in short chapters. This is
a story thats chillingly addictive and fans of thrillers will enjoy it. Lauren
Beukes has written two previous books I must track down and shes been added to my
must read list.