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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Killing Hands (Sophie Anderson #4) by P.D. Martin

The Killing Hands (Sophie Anderson #4) by P.D. Martin
My Rating:  5 of 5 Butterflies

Title:  The Killing Hands
Author:  P.D. Martin
Series:  Sophie Anderson #4
Length:  400 pages
Publisher:  MIRA (Harlequin)
Published:  November 15, 2012
Source:  Library
Format:  Kindle
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense
Subjects:  Serial Murders; Serial Murder Investigation; Psychics; Criminal Profilers

            Just as Aussie FBI profiler Sophie Anderson is settling into her job in the L.A. bureau, she's pulled into a case that's different from anything she's ever seen—the victim has had his throat ripped out. But what weapon could have caused such devastating injuries? And who is the John Doe?
           Sophie and her team are dealing with a skilled killer, someone who leaves virtually no forensic evidence. When the team links the body to an Asian criminal organization, things get even more mysterious. The victim has been missing for fifteen years, so where has he been and why has he returned? More important, who wanted him dead?
                          As L.A.'s underworld rears its ugly head, Sophie will have to draw on her experience and her developing psychic skills to find a brilliant killer who's carved a trail of death in organized crime across the U.S. He leaves only one thing behind him—horrifying murder scenes.

My Review:
I first read this book a few years ago without even knowing that it was part of a series, and I must say that I absolutely loved it without any of the history.  Now, I must also tell you that I have never re-read a book, that is until now!  This is the first book that I have ever even had the desire to re-read, but I thought that since I now know the history, that it would make The Killing Hands that much better, and I was right!!

I have quickly fell in love with P.D. Martin, and I will keep saying that I am deeply saddened and become more anxious with the completion of each book, because that means I am that much closer to the final book in the Sophie Anderson series!  Too often I find that as the series progresses, my interest in the books begin to diminish, but that isn't even close to the case with this series!  After book 4, I still find myself dying to start the next book as soon as I finish the one that I'm reading!  It's not often that I finish a whole series so close together, but with Soph, I just can't help myself.

I find P.D. Martin's writing to be so informational and entertaining.  She writes with such intensity and uniqueness, that it's hard for me not to get lost in her writing.  I find equally impressive that even though she's Australian, there doesn't seem to be any language barriers.  Yes, I am aware that Australian's do speak English...what I mean is that by reading her books, you would never believe that Martin is from Australia (other than the fact that her main character is!!)  Extensive research had to have been done in order for her to write this book, and I appreciate her passing the information along in her writing!

Other reviews that I have read discussed their troubles with reading this book and feeling like it was slower than the other books, but I must say that I enjoyed this book more than I enjoyed book 3, Fan Mail.  I found the plot to be unique and riveting, not to mention thoroughly enjoyable!

Overall, I think that I have found myself a new favorite author, and I really hope to see her release something else in the very near future!  I enjoy the extra tid bits of knowledge that I get from reading each of her books, because I certainly learn something new with every book of Martin's that I read!

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