|Plot Summary of Dying To Meet You|
Silver Dagger, Jan 2001, 13.95, 206 pp.
Residents of Nashville fear a serial killer because the culprit leaves behind no trace of evidence. He has killed three young girls so far, strangling them, using the infamous Hangman' knot. He removes a body part from each woman, but none of the victims have anything in common. One of the dead is a senator's granddaughter and he uses his political clout to make sure the NPD works with a member of the Chasm Academy for Serial Homicide.
Lori Patrick is an excellent profiler because she has an intuitive ability to get into the mind of a killer. She also carries a lot of baggage from these cases. When she was a child a repeat offender killed her son and remains on the loose to this day. She works with Detective Mike Mitchell, a man whose wife and son were murdered by a man who was never caught. Neither Mike nor Lori wants to pair up but they don't have a choice. They begin to narrow down the possible suspects, but also become entangled personally.
DYING TO MEET YOU is a very well crafted romantic mystery with two protagonists who, despite their own opinions, make a very good team on and off the clock. Amy Talford is a creative writer with the ability to create so many viable suspects that the reader doesn't know who the killer is until the last three pages. This novel is the start of what appears will become a great police procedural series.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dying To Meet You|
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How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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