Split Second (Maggie O'Dell #2)
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Maggie O'Dell is a great heroine, flawed, very human, very brave, and very unsettled. No punches pulled in this book - once all the background info was dealt with, the story moved at a very good pace. Some wrenches thrown in here and there always helps keeping you guessing what comes next.
I'm glad that this book finishes one story, but also leaves another one open - great character development, plus Maggie now has a dog - a w...more
From back cover:
"They dubbed him the Collector, so named for his ritual of collecting victims before disposing of them in the most heinous ways possible. FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell tracked him for two years, finally ending their game of cat and mouse. Now Albert Stucky has escaped from prison...and he is setting up a new game for Maggie O'Dell.
Some say Maggie O'Dell has lost her edge as one of the FBI's best profilers. Sin...more
Some say Maggie O’Dell has lost it – lost the professional edge that makes her one of the best criminal profilers, and lost her ability to think clearly. Since capturing Stucky she’s been walking a tightwire, battling nightmares and the guilt over the victims...more
I can say I wasn't the biggest fan of Maggie O'Dell. I hated her "I'm the only one who can catch him attitude". But I really liked the secondary character Tess. I found myself rooting for her from page one.
There is great suspense in this book. It holds your interest from beginning to end. And it keeps you guessing as...more
Book #2 in the Maggie O'Dell Series.
FBI profiler, Maggie O’Dell, must cope with the escape of her Nemesis, Albert Stucky, the serial killer who left her both physically and emotionally scarred. She must also contend with the disappearance of her new neighbor, and as the bodies begin following her around, Maggie must face the possibility that the killer’s next victim will be someone closer to home.
While the pacing is smooth and the book includes so...more
I first encountered Kava & O'Dell in a short story book, and do not know how she and this series slipped under my radar for so long? This was a cool continuation in the character development of the deeply flawed yet still down to earth and likeable O'Dell. I was delighted that my frustration over believing Nick would be written out of the story line from book 1, t...more
Es war ein langer, zermürbender Einsatz, bis die FBI-Profilerin Maggie O'Dell den Serienkiller Albert Stucky überführen konnte - jetzt ist er geflohen und setzt seine Bluttaten fort: Frauen werden ermordet und entsetzlich verstümmelt. Als Maggie bei ihrem Boss endlich erreicht, dass sie wieder den Fall übernimmt, scheint Stucky gewonnen zu haben. Denn es gehört zu seinem grausamen Plan, sich ausschließlich Opfer zu suchen, die Maggie kannte. In einem Psychokampf, der Magg...more
Some of the characters from the first book in the series, A Perfect Evil, make a return in this one, so there is a level of familiarity. What is also great about this book is that it answers the big lingering question about the first book, why Agent O'Dell is so haunted by her past....more
It is a very clever idea that a series killer who plays mental gamees with an FBI agent to make her feel responsible for the murders he carries out
How would you feel if the waitress who served you in a restaurant was tortured and killed soley based on the fact that she had served you?"
What a mind game and the writer was brilliant in thinking up this idea
This was the second time I have read this but though you could read this without re...more
Kava develops her secondary characters with ease. The reader is invested in the survival of Tess because the writer has done such a great job with her back story. The new plodding profiler Tully is a nice counterpoint to O'Dell's hyper angst filled brilliance.
We even get a tiny burst *smirk* of Maggie's love interest Nick Morelli to balance out th...more
Instead of fighting directly with maggie why, albert stucky choses some bar girls, pizza delivery gals as his victims is a big ? mark.
This book started very well, The villain Albert stucky escaping the police by blowing the brains of two poli...more
Some say Maggie O’Dell has lost her edge as one of the FBI’s best profilers. Since capturing Stucky, she has been walking a tightwire, battling nightmares and guilt over the victims she couldn’t save. Now that Stucky is loose again, she’s been pulled out of the field. But as Stucky’s trail of victims leads closer and closer to Maggie, she is put back on the case under the supervision of Special Agent R. J. Tully. Together they race against the clock to hunt the killer, and Maggie finds herself
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