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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: THE CHILL OF NIGHT by JAMES HAYMAN



Review:  This is the second in James Hayman's mystery series set in Portland, Maine and environs. Detective Sergeant McCabe, a transplant from the NYPD following an ugly, unexpected, divorce, and Maine native Detective Maggie Savage, are the continuing protagonists--investigators for the Crimes Against Persons Division of the Portland Police Department, who seemingly never sleep.

I raced through this novel in two rapid sittings, totally engrossed. The killer sought is one very perverted Individual, and I couldn't have guessed in advance the identity. That made the denouement all the more powerful.

Author Hayman weighs in strongly on certain vulnerable topics--childhood abuse, mental disorders, and criminal perversions. His characters are realistic and draw the reader's empathy.



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