People receive unwanted emails, texts, & IM's everyday. Usually they're harmless & we simply hit delete. What if you were to receiveone so shocking that is couldn't be ignored?
Cheyenne is a reporter; therefore, she's used to hard-hitting stories with incredible details. But, she is caught completely off guard when she receives an IM suddenly one night. Simply put, it's not a message as much as a confession. It's a confession of murder.
The killer gives Cheyenne an unethical ultimatum- write down everything he or she says or she'll die. Cheyenne is torn. She doesn't doubt the killer's story or that she or someone close to her would be killed.
With help from Detective Vincent Bailey, she tires to unravel this mysterious killer's plan. Two victims have already been discovered, each with a playing card nailed to his forehead. With 52 cards in a deck, how many cards has the killer already used & most important, how many are left?
K.J.Dahlen has created a modern nurder mystery based on some classic elements. Had it not been for the mention of modern technology, it reminded me alot of the classic Charlie Chan mysteries. This may have been due to the angle with the playing cards.
The characers are solid. I'd have liked a little more emotion from our heroine. For the most part, I felt Vincent was more concerned than she was at the killer's threats. The confession through the IM was neat, as was the twist with not knowing the killer's gender.
All in all, a good, quality read. No major wow factor jumps out, but it is definitely murder mystery fun. When the hand is played, I throw down 4 of 5 stars.
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