A Perfect Evil (Maggie O'Dell #1)
The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.
Nick Morelli is the sheriff of the small community of Platte City Nebraska. Nick was elected to take over the office after his father retired, very big shoes to try to fill. When a young boys body is found, mutilated in a similar way to a killer who was put to death a few months prior, Nick fears they may have a copycat on their hands.
The FBI sends in one of their best profilers, Ma...more
then, what's the problem? i didn't take me long to realize who the murderer is. and i took me a long time to finish that book. it was(!) a good book, but at some point i felt like the end wasn't going to come. because it dragged.
i'll be the first to admit, when deciding whether i love a book or not it is a question of:
1. the char...more
10 hrs and 45 mins
Some of the story felt like a Harlequin romance book. It was ok, but the writing was disappointing.
The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill aga...more
Kava's series features Maggie O'Dell, an 8-year veteran of the FBI when A Perfect E...more
The story is pretty predictable --- even though there are several suspects thrown in throughout the story I daresay that anyone with half a brain will know after just a few chapters who the killer is.
The characters are okay (nothing special, though). One thing that I found kinda strange is that even though the book is called "A Perfect Evil - A Maggie O'Dell...more
Five years earlier, a serial killer terrorised Platte City, Nebraska, targetting little boys. After three were killed, the cops caught Ronald Jeffreys, who promptly confessed to one of them. However, he claimed he'd had nothing to do with the other two. As the book starts, Jeffreys is executed.
Mere weeks later, another little boy disappears from Platte City. The c...more
There was the typical sexual tension between the leads but in an atypical way (trying to avoid spoilers here!) While I had an idea of where parts were goi...more
Her heroine is a jaded FBI agent with 8 years of experience and a chip on her shoulder from the last case she worked on. She stumbles onto a case in Nebraska dealing with small town mentalities, the church, and little boys being kidnapped. This nove...more
From back cover:
"Sheriff Nick Morrelli isn't equipped to deal with this case that is terrorizing the small, close-knit community of Platte City, Nebraska. Knowing he needs help, he calls in one of the FBI's best criminal profilers, Maggie O'Dell. And with the help of a small town sheriff who is clearly out of his depths, Maggie...more
It's the 1st in the Maggie O'Dell series and I'm seriously considering ordering the 2nd one right away.
The characters grabbed me from the start and the suspense is constant. Who the killer is may not be the main question throughout the book but that doesn't make it less interesting, we learn a lot of things from the "bad guy" point of view and that makes it all more bloody and graphic and at the same time...more
I'm not a fan of books that jump around with sub-plots. I'm sure I'm not the norm regarding that opinion, though. It seemed to drag on. I would have like it to get to the point quicker...probably because I knew who the killer was so early. I kept wondering if there would be a surprise ending and the Ray line kind of led me that direction.
I liked Nick as the flawed ma...more
Maggie O'Dell is an FBI profiler whose last case has left physical and emotional scars. Her marriage is growing distant and her husbands wants her to quit his job at the bureau. Maggie gets asked to head to a small town in Nebraska where a boy was found murdered - the case bears striking resemblence to one that ha...more
I'm hoping Maggie gets more of the spotlight in the next book. I want to know more about her and find out what makes her tick...more
Already a fan of the genre, I found "A Perfect Evil" packed a suckerpunch as it seemed all the more brutal, evil and graphic than most crime thriller novels. Perhaps it was the fact it told a tale of a serial killer who targets and attacks young children. Either way I found myself flinching during the first part of the book. What great writing!
There were so many things I liked about "A Perfect Evil". The (m...more
The books are somewhat formulaic, but Maggie, the stories, and the other characters are interesting enough to make me want to read the rest of...more
"Nick Morrelli is the Platte City, Nebraska, sheriff who must be smarter than he appears, since there's a framed Harvard law degree hanging on his wall. Not that appearances don't count. The reader is treated to a number of descriptions of his sexy, lady-killer looks and his charismatic effect on even the most hard-bitten woman character in this somewhat muddled, serial-killer thriller. Nick is investigating the kidnap-murders of two young Platte City boys when FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell shows
Maggie is an FBI agent - a profiler - who's on the hunt for a serial killer. It sounds like your average murder mystery I know, but no it's really awesome! This is the first book in the Maggie O'Dell series, but it doesn't read like one. The writing is great and the characte...more