"In His Eyes" by Nina Pierce is one scary and suspenseful thriller read! All the way through I kept saying wow, I didn't see that one coming. It’s also a well-paced and intense mystery read. I read it in one setting because I wasn't able to stop until the very end.
I must say up front that several times I thought I knew who the serial killer was, but Nina Pierce really knows her stuff. She is awesome at keeping the reader at bay and guessing. This book is filled with so many twists and turns as well as points of views coming from all directions. As you read this book you will be on the search for a serial killer. You also get a couple who is trying to repair their marriage (Maggie & Alex Callaghan). You also have an obsessed FBI agent whose job is on line.
What I liked about "In His Eyes"
A lot of suspense: I felt this novel was more of a psychological suspense rather and a romance, so if you're looking for a sexy romance this isn't the case. There was a little romance, but believe me it took the backseat to the thriller part of this read.
The Characters: I found the characters for this novel very interesting even well-developed but somewhat confusing in being able to keep up with. But as I continued to read I did find a certain patterns. The patterns finally helped me understand just what all was going on and with whom. That was simply one of those ha ha moments for me because I had to reread several chapters again for understanding of the character development!
A Bit Rushed: I did find the FBI wrap up was somewhat too rushed and fast for me. I was left with quite a few questions. I will say this author really worked her magic to degrees in keeping me deceived on just who the killer was. This author knows haw to throw a curve ball and keep me guessing.
Edge of Your Seat: This read was full of suspense and is definitely a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you’re a suspense lover you have come to the right place. I definitely recommend this worthwhile novel to you.
Wrapping Up: I will say this is my first read by author Ms. Pierce. I was glad to have met her in a Night Owl Reviews chat room where she featured her novel "In His Eyes." I found this novel to be a well written script that presented many surprises, twists and turns. You will be on the hunt for a killer until the end.
It’s always wonderful to be noticed … or is it?
To those around her, Maggie Callaghan appears to have the perfect life…a handsome husband, three beautiful children, and her own business. But beneath her thin veneer lies a dark past and self-doubts. When evidence of her husband’s infidelity surfaces, Maggie leases a cottage on the Maine coast and prepares for her inevitable divorce. But a serial killer is on the hunt—and he’s marked Maggie as his next victim. Now her beachside retreat is the focus of an undercover FBI investigation targeting the murderer who’s left a trail of bodies across two states. As lies and secrets are revealed, Maggie realizes her life depends on knowing who’s protecting her—and who’s got her in his sights.