Next Victim (Abby Sinclair and Tess McCallum Series #2) by Michael Prescott
Thoughts Before Reading:
So I picked this book up at a library book sale. I never realized that it was part of a series until I was going to post the book review on here. It is weird because the first book The Shadow Hunter, has nothing to do with Tess McCallum but featured Abby Sinclair.
And in this book there is no Abby Sinclair. I’m not sure why it is called the Abby Sinclair and Tess McCallum Series. Maybe they meet up later in the series?
FBI Agent Tess McCallum has been searching for a serial killer for years. Barely anything is known about him other than the brand of duct tape he uses, the knife, etc. No one knows his name or anything else, just that he refers to himself as Mobius.
After he murdered her boyfriend, Tess became more determined than ever to get him. She goes after every lead and every person who has a ghost of a resemblance.
Meanwhile, Amanda Pierce is on the run from the federal government. She was working for a company that was creating a chemical weapon for the military. She has stolen it and was in the middle of trying to sell it, when she crossed paths with Mobius.
Now they are on a race against time as they have to find Mobius before he unleashes this chemical and kills millions.
But one thing is in their favor. When they were close to grabbing Mobius he slipped through them but left a very important clue behind. But will this clue be enough to find him? Or will al be lost?
Thoughts After Reading:
So when I first read this book I wanted to be a behavioral scientist and work for the FBI. I read this and was jazzed.
However, after I read the first book I reread this one and didn’t like it as much. This time it felt formulaic and predictable. In this book Tess had a personal connection to a death by the killer and was trying to hunt him down-proving herself and making up for the past-just like Abby.
The killer identity is a twist and it turns out to be someone they know professionally.
It gave me mixed feelings as it was a good thriller but was also…old hat.
It’s possible that Prescott might have done that to build a shared history for when they team up later. I’m not sure, but I’ll find out. When I start reading a series, I always finish it.
For more from Abby Sinclair and Tess McCallum Series, go to The Shadow Hunter
For more FBI Agent mysteries, go to Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla
For more serial killers, go to Candy from a Stranger