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This is a police procedural set in Colorado. Detective Dawn Cimarron and her partner Sergeant Rafe Melbourne are investigating 2 cases—the murder of a young man and the situation involving another man found nearly dead at the bottom of a cliff and his missing girlfriend. Both incidents mushroom into much wider reaching situations for the police to sort out. Though we quickly know who the culprit is in the latter case, this fact did not deter my interest one bit in how things were going to play out. A nifty twist out of the blue was also a nice contribution to the story.
What I hadn’t expected and turned out to be a pleasant surprise was the large arc of the book dedicated to the dynamics and issues surrounding Dawn’s family. This enhanced the story nicely, in my opinion.
One thing I would have liked was to be more in the mind of Detective Cimarron. We do find out some horrific things about her past, but I would have loved some better insight into her perspective of things. Most of what we learn about Dawn is from the viewpoint of her husband Tyrell. More character development of Sergeant Melbourne would have been good, but this was Cimarron’s story, and I expect Melbourne will get his turn in later installments of the series.
Another bit of criticism involves the dialogue in the book. A lot of it is designed to bring the viewer up to date on past occurrences. This often makes the conversation clunky and unrealistic and stilts the flow. I would have preferred this info be either shown to me or presented in 3rd person narrative.
Overall, I really liked When the Tiger Kills. I found myself always anxious to get back to it, and the novel actually pulled me out of a bit of a reading slump. I have already downloaded the second book in the series and given it a coveted spot on my “on deck” shelf. When the Tiger Kills will appeal to fans of crime fiction, especially those like me who like a hefty dose of family dynamics on the side.
The great thing about mystery books is the fact that you never know where the story is going to take you. A fantastic mystery writer can take you on a roller coaster ride full of deception, misdirection and red herrings. Not all writers can achieve this kind of suspense, but it’s clear that Vanessa Prelatte has a masterful mind that can take two seemingly unconnected events and turn them into a terrific story of crime and passion.
Normally I would find myself enjoying one of the cases more than the other. However with this book, I felt both held enough weight and presence that any difference in my interest between the two, would be minuet at best. The first case about the young man who was stabbed and left for dead in a local park was interesting because of the unfolding story of who did it. Like a Shakespearean play, the truth unfolds that even those closest to us, our family, cannot be trusted when it comes to matters of money and power. Those characters involved in the investigation really enhance the case to a new level with their outbursts, wild tall tales and overall outrageous behavior.
As for the second case, I’ll admit I was a little disinterested in the case initially. Guy and girl go out into the woods and meet some strange man, whom the girl begins to flirt with and the guy acts all pissy about. It’s not until you realize the first scene in the book is related to this case that things begin to become interesting. Obsessed with the idea that a Norse goddess is watching over him, the perpetrator is dedicated to releases the lost pieces of her being, in hopes of bringing her back to reality. Fueled with a delusional obsession, he’s been traveling around the country and finding young women of a very specific type in order to help assist him in his quest.
As for the lead character, Dawn, I thought I wouldn’t like her character, especially upon hearing she’s got a “perfect” rich husband. But as the details of their relationship unfold, it was really easy to enjoy the couple and see that there was nothing perfect about the life they’re leading. After all, nothing can be too perfect when a couple has to share a duplex disguised as a single house. I’ll admit her husband’s involvement in randomly flying her around for the case was a little off putting. I’m fairly sure this kind of involvement could jeopardize the case when it goes to court. But other things make up for this one little thing, such as Dawn removing herself from a case when she discovers there may possibly be a personal connection to it.
Overall this was a great book and for fans of detective stories, I think most will enjoy it as much as I did. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.
Reviewer's Note: I read this book at the request of the author, in exchange for an honest review. I'm really thankful for this opportunity and really enjoyed the book. For a debut book, this was a great start to her writing career and I look forward to reading more from her.
In the middle of this investigation they pick up a homicide. Only things aren't quite what the appear to be. Time on this case might result in an arrest, but will it also mean they're too late to save the girl known as Lee?
This was an intense mystery with not one, but two investigations. Add to that an in depth backstory on Dawn, her husband Ty and his family, and a few friends and relative thrown in for good measure, and this is a complex storyline. The author wove these together seamlessly. If this weren't book one, I'd be buying any books that preceded this to get the full story.
The only thing I'll say is I have no idea where the title fits in. There's no tiger.
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