The Devil’s Song

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The plot for The Devil’s Song, yet another mystery about a serial killer, follows a currently fashionable trend — a present-day crime is linked to some event deep in the past of the lead character. Here, the link is between a killer currently targeting red-headed women in Mission County, Pennsylvania, and the childhood abduction of the novel’s red-haired heroine, Assistant District Attorney Kate Magda. Moving beyond this similarity with other recent books, the unraveling of the crime and the identification of the murderer provide entertainment enough. In part, this arises from Kate’s romantic entanglements – an intimate relationship, now over, with a defense attorney and a current, on-off involvement with the investigating detective. In the main, though, it is the result of the clever twists and unexpected hairpin turns strewn along the path of the core story-line. Among the more baffling to reader and police alike are: three initials written on cloth found in the victims’ throats; a letter that arrives from a dead man; and the highly suspicious behavior of Kate’s red-haired cousin, a co-victim in the childhood abduction. For fans of serial-killer mysteries, The Devil’s Song provides ample fodder to keep you guessing and interested.

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Author Lauren Stahl
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Kaylie Jones Books
Publish Date 2018-Jan-02
ISBN 9781617755965
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Issue May 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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