A Life Removed

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A Life Removed

Being a police officer one would expect that you would carry out your duties with no personal vendettas. However, for one police officer after being called to a murder scene and seeing the brutally murdered body of a woman, he felt that action had to be taken since his colleagues just treated this as any run of the mill murder.

Aaron Pimental, a detective with the Fall River Police Department was called out to investigate a crime scene. A dead woman was found with physical wounds. Aaron feels sorry for her and reflects on his own violent past. Two of his detective colleagues are on the case but Aaron seems to have a special interest in solving this murder. As it turns out for Aaron, he may have come across more murders before getting to the bottom of this one.

The story started off with a deserted woman meeting her fate which formed the theme moving forward. Somehow Aaron being a police officer would normally get used to these situations, like his colleagues. However there is some inner voice that is guiding him to take this killing (and all others that follow the same format) personally. I admired Aaron's pursuit nonetheless. As the story progressed I was hopeful that he would be vindicated.

Overall and interesting mystery where I felt for the main character.

Book Blurb for A Life Removed

Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are ritualistic but seemingly indiscriminate. As the death toll rises, the detectives must track a murderer without motive. The next kill could be anyone… maybe even one of their own.

Officer Aaron Pimental sees no hope for himself or humanity. His girlfriend is pulling away, and his best friend has found religion. When Aaron is thrust into the heart of the investigation, he must choose who he will become, the hero or the villain.

If Aaron doesn’t decide soon, the choice will be made for him.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2017 3.50