Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,083 Ratings

Description

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!

Reviews

  • Before he Kills

    5
    By tazz830
    This the first book written by Blake Pierce, WOW, I will be reading THEM ALL. THANK YOU, GREAT READ!
  • Before He Kills

    5
    By Lindaarc
    While this book was detailed and left me wondering every minute, it did not waste my time. It kept me tied to my seat at what would happen next. Not overly violent or sickening, but crafted and worded just right. A great read anytime.
  • Before he kills

    5
    By A4myangel
    Great book. Kept me interested the whole time.
  • Page turner

    4
    By Merry65Heart
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It had a great story and characters that were realistically believable. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
  • Before he Kills

    5
    By Neet#1
    Fast paced, action filled and a great read. Going on to book two in this series.
  • Good book, awful spelling and grammar.

    3
    By Blanda93
    The book itself was really good. It was suspenseful and kept my attention. The problems I had with this book were the constant spelling and grammar mistakes. There were also mistakes in the story details. For example, in one part of the book it talks about a completely naked girl. A page or two later she magically has underwear on. Then, a page after that she magically has a bra on. Usually I understand if there are one or two mistakes in a book. Even that seems like laziness, but this book has so many mistakes! I highlighted over ten mistakes in spelling and grammar alone. Before publishing this book, the author and publishers should have fixed these mistakes. This makes me not want to purchase or read anything else coming from this company.
  • A book that surprised me

    5
    By Bookworm Sue
    I thought this book would be dull, a waste of time, and probably would never finish. Instead, I found a great story, edge of my seat mystery, great characters and a very good author!
  • Mackenzie White #1

    4
    By its crime
    I enjoyed this tough heroine. The setup of her situation as a new, young detective cleverly detailed the serial killer’s MO—an interesting start to a book that keeps your interest. However, I needed more about the killer’s character and motivation, I wanted the prologue’s victim to be saved or know the resolution for her kids, and I wanted the easy outs to be more believable—the link to the 1987 murder didn’t resolve, the pastor’s sermon was too convenient, Porter tipped off by the FBI agent unnecessary (he should have got there on his own), and the gratuitous dumping of her relationship was unnecessary or not believable. In the future I’d like to see her solve her dad’s murder, stop worrying about how the old guard treats her as a woman, and just get on with kicking butt. She is fun to “watch” as she pieces clues together using her gut instincts. Lastly, I appreciated the nonjudgmental look at the plight of single mothers looking to raise their kids by any means possible. I’d like a happy ending for that 15-year-old orphan.
  • Good book

    5
    By KC-V
    Amazing
  • You mad bro?

    5
    By Mr. Doge faced Pooskay
    Copyright © 2016 by Blake Pierce. All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior permission of the author. This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Jacket image Copyright lassedesignen, used under license from Shutterstock.com. I did this for the lols ok?

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