Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware (Harbinger Mystery #1)
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One of the most brilliant reads I've had the pleasure of enjoying as of late . . . bravo!
ABSOLUTELY A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE...SER...more
Now I know why I lock my doors at night. If you wake up and someone's in your room, it's only 50/50 it's a good guy. This was a good, fun read. I stayed on the edge of my seat and glancing over my shoulder...and I'm not even a Brunette or a Girl!
This is a really good suspence thriller with more twists and turns than a king snake attacking a garden hose. Both of the main characters started off in the dog house wi...more
The story quickly draws you in and places you in the mind of an FBI profiler and the detectives that work with them. The case has a lot of twist and turns and keeps the adrenaline pumping.
I was able to deduce factors about the killer much more quickly than most of the reviewers but that didn't change a thing about the reading because I wasn't sure that I was...more
No one can know the mind of a killer, unless you are a genius profiler with a talent for doing just that.
Nicole knows that Kent Harbin...more
The characters pull at your emotions and a few offend your sense of fair play. Nicole Usher is a detective working a serial killer case. Her partner Reuben is a total jerk in my book. Nicole's old partner/lover is the famous Kent Harbinger of profiling fame. Able to solve cases almost instantly.
Kent was following a victim...more
The plot was definitely intriguing. I loved the relationship between Kent and Nicole. The fact that the profiler is definitely a little psycho himself was a great addition to the book. Many books ab...more
the Plain Jane serial killer is on the loose and leaves a trail of vicitms - all brunettes. Detectives Nicole Usher and her partner Ruben Torres are assigned to the case. the Police Department also enlists the help of FBI profiler Kent Harbinger to catch the elusive murderer before the killings continue to escalate.
criminal profiling is one subject matter that piqued my i...more
The story centers on Detective Nicole Usher, ex-beau partner Ruben Torres and another ex-beau Kent Harbinger, an expert at profiling, tracking and capturing serial killers. Kent's actions often cross the line but his resu...more
I must admit, I was warned by other readers that once I started page one, I would not be able to put the book down. This was true. I found myself strategically moving throughout the day, landing in a corner of the room so that I had eyes on all spaces surrounding me.
This book is a perfect mix of suspense, romance and phenomenally developed characters. Just when you think that the book is over, you will find yet another well crafted twist.
For those of you that pride yourself on solving the cri...more
The story reads like an abused woman running back to her abuser OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER again. I thought at one point I was going to scream if I read the line, "...Nicole knew s...more
The process of how the serial killer found victims was a little far-fetched. And tossing in random characters who you KNOW are nothing but red herrings is just lazy writing, IMO.
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I've read most of the Alex Cross novels by James Patterson to be grossed out by graphic descriptions of cutting up bodies by psychopaths, so it should have been no problem getting through Plain Jane by Cristyn West. I was still queasy after finishing this book.
Early on it is revealed that a serial killer called Plain Jane has stolen a woman's uterus, actually lots of women, and it is up to another psychopath in the form of an FBI pr...more
I pride myself on being able to figure out books with a twist. I could tell from the beginning that this novel had one. The killer is shrouded in mystery. Aha! A challenge.
Two things happened as I read. First, I was so engaged I forgot to try to figure out who did it. Sec...more
In this police procedural, Detectives Nicole Usher and Ruben Torres must work with FBI profiler Kent Harbinger, recently released from a mental institution, to catch a serial killer targeting brunettes and claiming a gruesome trophy . Usher and Harbinger have a past together which interferes in their working relationship as well as the stalled relationship between partners Usher and Torres.
Just leave the lights on...
So, I set about reading this novel. I did finish it in under a week, which is saying something when I am reading a book every 2-3 days.
Though, there was something about this book that I couldn't put down.
A serial killer on the loose. Stalking shy, plain looking, brunettes. A former FBI profiler, hired onto the case, eventhough he had recently been institionalized.
I don't want...more
The police are desperate to capture the serial killer who targets ordinary looking brunettes, harvesting a trophy from them. The profiler asked to help solve the case has very peculiar tactics getting into the killers head, and the other detectives have a hard time understanding or accepting his methods. For one of the detectives, having a history with the profiler, doesn’t make it any easier to try to solve the case.
Even though the book is a traditional mystery/suspense detective st...more
But don't take my word for it.
Take NYT Top Ten Best Seller James Rollins' (of Altar of Eden and Sigma series fame)word for it......
"Wickedly macabre and blisteringly paced, PLAIN JANE marks the debut of a thriller for the new millennium. Brash, funny, terrifying, and shocking, here is a story best enjoyed with all the lig...more
Do you really need to know anything more about me?
Ok, fine, I am also a veterinarian (for real, not just in my own head like the serial killer thing) and I find the thought of having a romance with a homo chiroptera pretty hot.
See? I told you, you didn't want to know anything else!
For the holidays I am giving away my Patterson-style...more