When the student is ready, the teacher appears. The only problem is, in this online classroom the students are would-be serial killers eager to learn the tricks of the trade from a master, the enigmatic Cain42.
FBI consultant Esme Stuart is struggling to stanch the doubt and fear eating away at her marriage. Now a seedy true-crime writer is dredging up the deadly confrontation that nearly destroyed her. But the link between Esme’s old enemy and this new predator is the key to the Bureau’s manhunt.
Esme knows her involvement in the case could cost her everything. Her marriage. Her daughter. Her life. But when Cain openly challenges his “students” to embark on a killing spree, she has no choice but to act—before Cain strikes another victim down….
I enjoyed the story and the performance was good except for the voice of Tom, I found that rather irritating - overall a good listen.
The subject matter is weird, of course. But it does bring up the question of "why" there is so much of a fascination with serial killers. I didn't really know that this was what the book was about. It kept me interested though. Very good.