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Monday, January 27, 2014

The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1) by Alan Jacobson {Audio}

The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1) by Alan Jacobson
My Rating:  5 of 5 Stars

Title:  The 7th Victim
Author:  Alan Jacobson
Narrator:  Lila Wellesley
Length:  Unabridged; 13 hours
Publisher:  Phoenix Books, Inc.
Published:  May 13, 2010
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense
My Rating:  ✮✮✮

The Dead Eyes killer lurks in the backyard of the FBI's famed Behavioral Analysis Unit. His brutal murders, unlike any others previously encountered, confound the local task force, despite the gifted skills of Special Agent Karen Vail, the first female ever promoted to the profiling unit. But along with her keen insight, Vail brings considerable personal and professional baggage--both of which threaten to derail the investigation, destroy her storied career and get her killed.
Drawing from his meticulous research during seven years of study with the FBI's legendary profiling unit, Alan Jacobson brings dramatic realism and unprecedented accuracy to his pages as he takes readers behind the scenes of the FBI Academy. The 7th Victim is a terrifying and memorable work of psychological suspense, with rich, believable characters and a chilling intricate plot that will keep you guessing until the end.

©2009 Alan Jacobson (P)2009 Phoenix

My Review:
I was actually looking for Mary Burton's "The Seventh Victim" and came across this book and said what the heck, I am going to give it a try, and I am certainly glad that I did!  This was such an exciting and suspenseful thriller full of information, twists and turns, that kept me on the edge of my seat, and reading late into the night just to finish it!

The narrator, Lila Wellesley, did a great job of reading The 7th Victim, and seemed to be a good fit for Karen Vail.  

As with any strong female character, I instantly fell in love with Special Agent Karen Vail, a Profiler with the Behavior Analysis Unit of the FBI!  She is the very first female Profiler introduced to the group, and many of the other characters do not feel that she belongs there, so she really had to work hard to earn her place on the team, and she did!  There was a diverse group of characters that kept you interested throughout the story!

I felt that Alan Jacobson really knew his stuff when he wrote The 7th Victim.  He was very informative in his writing, which seems to help at least me, get a bigger and better picture of what he is actually writing about!  It makes it easier for me to escape within the story and feel like I know what is going on!  The story was very dramatic and full of psychological suspense, chilling,  and leaves you guessing clear to the very end!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and will continue with the Karen Vail series, and will check out Crush to see if I want to go any further.  If it is anything like this book, this will be one of my new favorite series without a shadow of a doubt!

Would I Recommend This Book?
This was a super suspenseful psychological thriller, so if you enjoy a guessing game, I'd say run out and get this book, and fast!

Stand Alone or Part of a Series?
Part of a Series

  • Karen Vail #1
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