Dec 062011
 

Playing The Hand She’s Dealt
Published by L & L Dreamspell

This is a sequel to David Fingerman’s Silent Kill.

Louise Miller has left the police force and is trying to get her life on track as she struggles to overcome the terror she has survived. She is unemployed and becoming addicted to gambling. How could her life get any worse? Coming home and finding dead man sitting on her sofa is definitely worse. The man being someone she arrested before resigning from the police department makes it twice as bad.

On top of all that the killer is obsessed with destroying Louise piece by painful piece. Threatening not only her life but the lives of the people she loves. She has no choice but the hunt this madman down on her own.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I read this book the same way I read Silent Kill, all in one sitting, with just a couple of small breaks to gather by wits. This author has a way of writing that amazes me. The story unfolds before your eyes like you are watching it on the big screen. There are places that will make you shiver and others that will make you shake, some that may even bring a smile to your face, but I guarantee you will not be able to put it down.

Louise Miller will be someone you care about as she has flaws like every one of us. She lies to her partner and to her brother to try and keep them safe. The relationship between Louise and Grant gets very interesting as they both have their eyes opened. And Peanut, the dog even his mother wouldn’t love, works his way into your heart.

In Silent Kill I was drawn in by the graphic and gory nature of the writing about the serial killer. In this story I was more drawn in by the growth and relationships among all of the characters and the mystery of tracking down the killer. As is the case with books in a series each one tends to be better than the last. In this case both books are excellent but in different ways. In the sequel the characters are growing naturally and we become more entrenched in their lives, along with a masterfully crafted mystery. It makes me wonder where Mr. Fingerman may be taking us in the future. I know he is at work on book three and I can’t wait to see what Louise get herself into next.


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