At the Stroke of Madness (Maggie O'Dell #4)
As "Elvan" says, lots of red herrings - which I love in a book, keeps my brain working!
Poor Maggie O'Dell always gets herself in some sort of bind, plus she has a habit of marching to her own tune,and as good as those intentions are, they most often lead to trouble.
A new character introduced in this book - I'm assuming this character will show up in future bo...more
I enjoyed this edition of the Maggie o'Dell series. I would have liked to see more O'Dell time but the creative nature of this particular serial killer was well worth the read.
The book lost a star when O'Dell ventured in to catch the killer leaving her dead cell phone in the hands of a victim of Alzheimer's. :p
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a hard-earned vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?
At first Maggie dismisses Gwen's concern. But whe...more
Maggie O’Dell (book #4)
Maggie is asked by her friend, Dr. Gwen Patterson, to look into the disappearance of a patient. At the same time, several bodies are found stuffed into barrels in a quarry near the patient’s last known location. Is she one of the corpses? Who killed them and why?
The plot is enjoyable and well-paced. The new characters are easy to like, and the killer's motivation is unique as far as serial killer’s go. The pro...more
From back cover:
"In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret. A secret that is about to be discovered.
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?
At first Maggie dismissed Gwen's concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in...more
When FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell receives a call from Sheriff Henry Watermeier of New Haven County, Connecticut, she assumes it's a routine tip. She's working on the case of a missing D.C.-area woman, and it seems her body had been found. But Maggie's about to learn this is just the tip of the iceberg in what will be one of the most bizarre, cold-blooded and confounding cases of her career a a criminal profiler.
During a cleanup excavation in the deserted quarry, a fifty-five-gallon drum wa
At the Stroke of Madness is the fourth novel featuring FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell. Alex Kava adeptly portrays a good, strong female lead and continues the understated development of this character. In true Alex Kava fashion, forensic descriptions are well done & roman...more
I'm pretty sure she's (mistakenly or otherwise) drawn her gun on every guy in the series who's shown interest in her.
The book still offers good twists and turns, has a very creative serial killer, and Ms. Kava keeps us guessing about his identity until t...more
I enjoyed the serial killer story line and putting all the parts of the puzzle in plac to solve the crimes. I also appreciated the fact that she did not reveal too much on the identity of the killer until the last minute which made it more interesting.
I was taken a bit back by who the killer was, totall...more
However, the actual case this time was kind of a let down. Mainly because of the ending which was kind of rushed. There was a lot of building up leading to the suspect but the actual solution was abrupt. I still think it's a great book and I would like to continue this series but I have to buy the other books first.