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CSI Meets The X-Files,
This review is from: Dead On (Paperback)
Ann Yang is the new Bucks County ME in Doylestown, PA, trying to catch a psychopathic serial killer in the Philadelphia suburb. She desperately needs to delete the disturbing memory of a failed marriage and find her new place in life. The psychopath may not be the only one who's nuts in the book, and the intimate relationship Ann wants to uncover may not be far from home. The case sends her to a place we all love, pre-Katrina New Orleans, but even that trip brings more questions than answers to her and her retired FBI associate. The leading clue left by the killer is the button from a Civil War uniform, and Mulder and Scully are not around to help her with the past-life regressions and time travels that cloud her mind and the case. The excessive use of italics representing text from a diary and thoughts held by the perpetrators makes the reading more difficult than necessary. Some of the descriptions of characters and events are so brief that they appear to be extraneous to the plot, confusing the reader just a bit. A few of the chapters are less than a half page in length: a little more detailed explanation of the characters and their actions would not hurt the pace of the story. The one-star review posted on this site is overly harsh. Dead On is a cake-walk to three stars, and the fourth provides the benefit of the doubt. This is a fine first effort by an upcoming new author.