Sunday, May 24, 2015

Love Is Red by Sophie Jaff

New York City is panicked.  A serial killer is stalking the city's women, killing them so horribly that he's been given the nickname The Sickle Man.  His killings appear random but in reality he is just practicing for the time he will capture and kill the one that drives him, the one he desires above all else.

Katherine Emerson is that one.  Of course, she doesn't know that and continues living her life, free-lancing and doing temp work.  She is also searching for someone; the person she'll love and end up with for life.  She thinks she has found him in David, a new man who seems perfect for her.  Or at least he seems perfect until she meets his best friend, Sael,  Which man will win her heart?

Katherine is torn between the two men, and is also starting to panic about the killer.  She is starting to have visions, and the four-year-old son of her roommate is also having them.  What do they mean?  Is something supernatural impacting the child, giving her warnings through him? 

Sophie Jaff has written a compelling mystery that keeps the reader on the edge of the chair.  There are lots of twists and turns the reader doesn't see coming, but nothing is as surprising as the true nature of the killer.  This is a debut novel and Jaff will attract lots of readers who will wait for her next novel as well.  This book is recommended for mystery readers.

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I can only imagine the terror that would strike a city during the rampage of a serial killer - much like the Summer of Sam in New York City years ago. How scary!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!