Pattern of Wounds by J Mark Bertrand is new from Bethany House Publishers and is the second in his Roland March series. This is more of a detective novel than a murder mystery. Reading this book was like watching a story unfold on a televised detective show. The dialogue was expertly written and I could hear the cop-talk while I read it. I would also say that this book is geared more for the male reader than the female reader. My husband really enjoyed the first in this series and is looking forward to this one too.
About the book:
It's Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman's brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison ten years ago. Is it a copycat--or did March convict the wrong man?
Alienated from his colleagues, and with a growing rift in his marriage, March receives a series of taunting messages from the killer. The bodies pile up, the pressure builds, and the violence reaches too close to home. Up against an unfathomable evil, March struggles against the clock to understand the hidden message in the pattern of wounds.
This book was provided for review by Bethany House Publishers.
Thanks, Mark, for this CLEAN READ.