Alice was hot. Blonde hair. Green eyes. Great body. And smart. Only one problem, she was a cold-blooded murderer. But Alice wasn’t targeting just anyone. She had a list of men who had to die. Men who deserved to suffer because of what they did to her.
The cops called her the Lady in Red. And two of LAPD’s best homicide cops were trying to stop her, Ryan and his beautiful partner Syd. They were ambitious, talented detectives with a secret -- they were also lovers. But the secrets didn’t stop there. Ryan and Syd also hid deadly secrets from each other.
This book had been waiting to be read in my kindle for months. Since it was free on amazon, I had the notion that it would be another nonsense story and kept pushing it back. Now that I've finished it, I know how mistaken I was. This is an incredibly good, well written book.
A cold-blooded serial killer is on the loose...
Two L.A.P.D. homicide detectives, Ryan Magee and his beautiful redhead partner Syd Curtis (who are also secret lovers) are called to a murder scene in a car park at the back of a Hollywood nightclub. The scene is gruesome, bloody, the victim has been mutilated. Initial investigations indicate that the killer is probably a woman. In fact the victim has been seen in the company of a hot, blonde, green-eyed woman in a sexy red dress that night. She is hence appropriately dubbed 'The Lady in Red'.
From the beginning the killer's identity is known...she's Alice Waterman. She's not killing at random and she's killing for a reason. She has a list of men she needs to punish for something that happened eleven years earlier.
As the body count rises, Ryan and Syd realise that in order to trace the killer, they need to find a link between the victims, but this does not prove easy.
A 47 million dollar lottery winning ticket also plays a central role in this thriller. A ticket that everybody wants and that can change the lives of many people.
With the exception of one character, who I really hated, I really loved all the others, especially Ryan and Syd, the detectives. As well as hiding their relationship from everyone, they also keep secrets from each other. Secrets regarding their past lives. I even ended up liking The Lady in Red.
While the story is slightly predictable, this did nothing to mar the general plot and I really enjoyed myself reading it through to the surprise ending which I also liked.
If you feel disgusted by detailed sex and rape scenes, if you don't like bloody, gruesome scenes, then this book is not for you. To the others all I can say is grab this book and read it. You will not be disappointed.