Saturday, December 13, 2014
REVIEW: A SKETCH OF MURDER by Aya Walksfar
REVIEW A SKETCH OF MURDER by Aya Walksfar (Special Crimes Team #1) Usually a task force or special unit is assigned the more difficult-to-solve crimes, especially MURDER, serial rape, and serial killing. In this instance, the Seattle ScAT are assigned a political hot potato by the governor, who wants it solved ASAP. The self-styled "Avenger" targets known or suspected pedophiles, rapists, domestic abusers, and a suspected murderer, for brutal slaughter, taunting the police and media by notes to one particular reporter. Aya Walksfar, a prolific author, really reaches to the heart of her characters, several of whom are often disagreeable and abrupt, with chips the size of boulders. But all are dedicated to finding this elusive murderer. I particularly enjoyed the approach of using the first person narrative for the Avenger' s viewpoint, with interweaving glimpses of this killer's background.