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Copycat (Kitt Lundgren #1)
Five years ago, three young victims were found murdered, posed like little angels. No witnesses, no evidence left behind. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts 'the perfect crimes.' The case nearly destroyed homicide detective Kitt Lundgren's career because she let the killer get away.
Now the Sleeping Angel Killer is back.
But Kitt notices something differen...more
I really didn't know who the main killer was until the end. So many (here's "Elvan's" terminology) red herrings, twists, turns - who do you believe, who do you suspect - geesh I really sucked at detective work with this book.
Very difficult subject, so not for everyone to read - not that the murders were all that graphic, but it was the victims that will get to you.
Kitt Lundgren is the main character in this book - a detective with the Rockford,...more
The Sleeping Angel Killer provides the chilling focus to Spindler's 12th bloodcurdling romantic thriller (after Killer Takes All). Kitt Lundgren and Mary Catherine "M.C." Riggio of the Rockford, Ill., VCB (Violent Crimes Bureau) vow to catch a serial killer who sets the suffocated bodies of 10-year-old girls in their own beds, dressed like angels in frilly white nightgowns, hair spread out on their pillows and pink lip gloss applied postmortem to their mouths. Spindler's se...more
I really liked this book. The characters were both strong women and their difficulties in working together belie...more
Five years ago, three 10-year-old girls were found dead, suffocated and posed like little angels in their own beds, dressed in frilly white nightgowns, hair spread out on their pillows and pink lip gloss applied postmortem to their mouths. These strangely clean scenes was done by the Sleeping Angel Killer (SAK) which he called as his despicable acts "the perfect crimes." The crime was flawless, everything was p...more
Copycat is a cheap, reasonably good read with some promise- however, it's not particularly memorable.
On reflection, one of the first things that jumped out of me about this book was how polished it was, overly so. Maybe I've had an overload of similarly slick crime shows, but I found myself longing after more grit.
The writing is smooth, leading swiftly from one point to the next in a distinctly American style which I thought was a bit overdone. However, at no point did it make me wince, which...more
by: Erica Spindler
Month Read: September 2007
From the Publisher
"I won't talk to anyone else -- only you. Another child, another sweet girl will die. You can stop it, Kitt. Don't you want to stop it?"
Five years ago, three young victims were found dead, posed like little angels. There were no witnesses. Strangely clean scenes. The Sleeping Angel Killer called his despicable acts "the perfect crimes."
The case immobilized the close-knit community of Rockfor...more
There were no witnesses and a perfectly clean crime scene.
The killer became known as The Sleeping Angel killer. After
five years there are still no breaks in the case and it
nearly immobilized the town of Rockford, IL. Detective Kitt
Lundgren almost lost her job over this by accidently letting
the killer escape. She also lost her daughter due to an
illness. Now the killer is back but M C Riggio is head
investigator and she doesn't want Kitt...more
I read, "Copycat," in one day. Could not put it down. It had a huge twist at the end that I did not see coming. I am definitely reading more of Spindler's books!
Great story, Erica. Write more....
And was I in for a surprise. Spindler has redeemed herself this time, at least to my taste. Although the plot wasn't that original ( I have vague recollections of book syn...more
However, I have to say, I could pick up that either the killer was well familiar with the law or how the law works in terms of how forensics work as this person left no clues...more
Erica loves meeting and interacting with her fans, both in person and online. She has a wicked se...more