Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Field of Graves - Book Review

Idgie Says:
As most of you know, I am not into the violent crime thriller novel.  It doesn't appeal to me and I generally don't review them.  But I have read several of J.T. Ellison's book over the years and the characters often grab me enough to overlook the gruesome.  

This is the story of two badly emotionally damaged people - one who puts on a good front and one who suffers from visible emotional trauma.  They come together, one against his will, to help catch a serial killer who is moving at a frightening pace.  As the bodies mount up, there is incredible pressure to stop whoever it is. 

The book is fast paced, all of the characters interesting, the story streamlined.  There are no extraneous chapters or subplots holding up the tale. 

This is a prequel to other books already out and I did like the characters enough to delve into more of the series. 

Series: A Taylor Jackson Novel
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: MIRA (June 14, 2016)

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison has long kept readers on the edge of their seats with the heroics and exploits of forensic examiner Dr. Samantha Owens and Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson. Praised for her “compelling characters, warp-speed action” (#1 bestselling author Catherine Coulter) and “exceptional character development” (Publishers Weekly), Thriller Award-winner Ellison is a rising star just nearing the heights of her storytelling prowess. In Field Of Graves, Ellison offers a prequel to her popular series that traces the origins of her popular characters as they race around a sweltering Nashville desperately trying to stop a serial killer determined to launch the apocalypse. 

All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison's most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they combat the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim.