"Paranormal mystery that is quite good"
In New Orleans, the killer left behind a carved up
incinerated corpse with no witnesses to the vicious
homicide. No eye witnesses that is because Olivia Bechet
observed every slash and burn though she was sleeping
several miles away from the crime scene in her cottage.
Thinking that she suffered through a particularly nasty
nightmare, Olivia ignores her dream until it reoccurs a few
weeks later with a different victim. She feels she is
somehow connected to this "priestly" serial killer and goes
to the authorities only to have Detective Rick Bentz scoff
at her claims.
As the Big Easy panics with a rising death count, Olivia
continues to press Rick and his younger partner Reuben
Montoya into believing her even if the senior detective
scornfully laughs at her assertions. However, the culprit
sees what she sees through her eyes and believes Olivia
knows too much. Now she dreams that she is the next
victim. She pleads with the two cops to keep her safe, but
Rick remains more than skeptical as he concludes that the
woman he loves is a lunatic.
COLD BLOODED is an exciting serial killer thriller that
stars a wonderful heroine and Rick, a secondary character
from the prequel HOT BLOODED. The story line engages the
reader mostly because of the interplay between Rick and
Olivia. The killer is standard off the shelf stock while
the graphic descriptions of the sexual crimes are not
everyone's café du lait though the scenes provide the depth
to what the heroine faces. Lisa Jackson provides fans of
serial killer plots, police procedurals, and romantic
suspense with an entertaining tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002