Review of Fatal Forty-Eight by Kassandra Lamb

Fatal Forty-Eight  (A Kate Huntington Mystery #7)Fatal Forty-Eight by Kassandra Lamb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There’s a serial killer on the loose and his latest victim is psychotherapist Kate Huntington’s friend and former boss, Sally Ford. As investigators soon discover, this is the same serial killer known for his 48-hour deadline – save the victim within 48 hours, or he or she dies. Kate and her husband assist local law enforcement and the FBI while the clock ticks away. Will they find Sally in time, or will she be another murder victim?

I had a little trouble following this book, particularly in the beginning. Although the book description states that this is part of a series, but is designed to be read as a stand-alone novel as well, I had trouble figuring out who was who. There was little backstory to bring me up to speed. As I progressed through the book, I found the varying POVs tended to make things hard to follow at times. Most chapters contained more than one POV and I found this confusing. The book did move along quickly, however.

As far as detective mysteries go, Fatal Forty-Eight is a clever and unique take on criminal profiling and investigation. It’s clear the author is a fan of Criminal Minds, since she mentions the show a few times. I think I would have been better off to start the series with book one, rather than begin several books in. received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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