Friday, January 13, 2017

"Breaking Point" by C.T. Mitchell

"The phone rang. Boston-Wright almost jumped out of her skin, She sat up in bed, startled, trying to work out if the house phone was really ringing or if she was just dreaming. She rubbed her eyes hard, shook her head and threw back the covers as she raced into the lounge, fumbling for the light switch. "Hello?" There was no answer. Just silence."........

Cabarita Beach is a tourist town on the north coast of South Wales, Australia. In the 8th book in the "Cabarita Crime Series," we find Detective Jack Creed on the hunt for a serial killer.

High profile and fitting other murders that have taken place over the last ten years, Jack is feeling the pressure to solve the latest one, if not all of them. Handcuffed and charred bodies are making everyone terrified of who might be committing these brutal murders.

Jack's pressure is doubled when a woman detective, Jo Boston-Wright, tries to make a name for herself. When she actually becomes useful to Jack, the road to the killers identity becomes clearer. Can the killer be caught, or will he get away with another murder?

Jack is a great character, well written. He's got a lot on his hands and his own issues to deal with. He's at times not only up against a detective with no experience, the public, his command and the actual killer. Complicated or not, Jack is determined to solve this case, and so is Jo. Hard on her trying to fit into the "boys club" at the station.

I love police procedural books, and this one was no exception. Action, fast paced, with a page turning story line that you won't want to put down until the very end!

Thank you C.T. Mitchell.