Wow, what a great mystery of who done it. MR. Palmer is ready to a create his second and book, but needs some inside help. Enters Mr Meeks a retired FBI profiler. Them meet at Mr. Meeks place out in the middle of nowhere in the wilderness. After some small back and forth questions, Meeks gets a call of a possible serial killer and the police want his input. Meeks invites Palmer along for some inside knowledge for his book. Might as well learn on the job, what better a classroom. There are several murders that followed a theme and it became obvious this person was a young male adult with family issues. However they have yet be able to lead them to a suspect; until Palmer finds some evidence at the last crime seen......and everything changes and his wife is abducted.
I have just finished reading this book and when I first started, I was not sure I wanted to continue but it held my interest and the more I read, the more I liked the story. What was bothering is the fact that it needs more proof reading and error corrections. Sorry, they just stand out and would have easily been corrected by taking the time to proof read or have it edited.
It is a book I would recommend but I also caution you about the errors. Maybe it does not bother some people but as a writer and retired secretary, it bothers me.
Congratulations to the author for an inside look at profilers and how they can help with murder investigations. As I have stated, the story line is interesting and intriguing, character descriptions are good and surely a surprise ending for some. As a long time fan of Agatha Christie, I had already named the killer but it was an entertaining read.
The story kept me interested but the book was so full of grammatical errors that I couldn't get past that. Several times in the book there was used when it should have been their or they're. Does nobody proof read books any more? I spent more time looking for more examples of poor grammar than I did following the story. I hope I can remember his name because I don't want to take up space downloading another one of his books.
"Separate Lives" is a quick read, and if you start it, you'll probably finish it. It's an interesting plot, but there are few surprises as the story unfolds. A little more work on the art of story telling would have paid big dividends. One more proofread would have also helped.
What I liked best about this story is that it moved along very well. I like the authors' style of writing and my only criticism would be that I was given a little too much information to figure out who the "villain" was. If I was not able to figure it out as early on as I did, I would have given this book 5 stars.
There is a lot of thrilling mystery and intrigue in this book. Each chapter keeps you guessing and wanting to read more to see what happens next. It was a pretty quick read as well for those of us who don't like to read 400 page books.
This book is really unputdownable! Despite a few technical flaws (like, how did the killer know about the secret lives of the victims?) it was a top-of-the-line psychological thriller. One reviewer complained that it was too easy to figure out who the killer was ... but the real question was not who, but why! And when that was answered, the questions became "what next and who's next?" Protagonist Tyson (journalist turned novelist) is seeking material on the mind of a criminal profiler and asks for help from one of the best in the business. It turns out that the minds of profiler Meeks and Tyson's girlfriend Krista are very much on the same track when a series of murders is committed and Meeks is called in to help and takes Tyson with him. Krista is afraid. Character portrayal was a bit sketchy and several loose ends stayed loose, but the book still deserves an "A" for the harrowing tale.
Starts off well and keeps your interest, but unfortunately, I was able to determine who the serial killer was and it kind of ruined the story line for me. Have not read The Following, but hope to do so in the future.