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22918 by Kimberly A. Bettes
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bookshelves: horror, serial-killers, delve-into-a-killer-s-mind

A young journalist visits the Potosi Correctional Center where serial killer, Lester Wine, is on death row awaiting his execution. The journalist is eager, anxious--even nervous--to hear what this infamous killer has to say. He has come to get the entire story in hopes that it will further his career. The young journalist will not be disappointed. He will get far more than he bargained for....

When I realized that this book was part of the Held series, I just had to read it right away. I'm a fan of Kimberly Bettes and knew that I wouldn't be disappointed. I definitely wasn't!

Though, I must say, this book lacks some of the suspense and mounting dread that was present within the first two books. It is not quite as gory, though it certainly contains plenty of gruesome scenes of violence. I think the fact that it's an account of several killings as opposed to the focus being on a single captive struggling to survive diminishes the emotional attachment. There weren't any characters with whom I bonded or felt compelled to care for/worry about.

Despite this contrast to the first two books, I thought this story was deeply engrossing. It was intriguing to hear the killer discuss his childhood and the events which led to his immoral choices. There were even a few moments where I felt some pity for him. The story is believable--I could see how such circumstances could give rise to someone so cold-hearted and violent. Bettes did a superb job creating a detailed history for Lester and offering her readers an fascinating journey into the mind of a killer.

The ending was great, too!
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Reading Progress

November 26, 2014 – Shelved
November 26, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
April 5, 2016 – Started Reading
April 5, 2016 –
46.0% "I didn't realize this was the third book in the "Held" series (which I loved). This story is just as engrossing."
April 8, 2016 – Finished Reading
April 11, 2016 – Shelved as: horror
April 11, 2016 – Shelved as: serial-killers
April 11, 2016 – Shelved as: delve-into-a-killer-s-mind

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message 1: by Elfina (new)

Elfina Renee Fantastic review, nicely done!


Angel Gelique Thanks, Elfina! I think you might enjoy this series. :-)


message 3: by Elfina (new)

Elfina Renee Angel wrote: "Thanks, Elfina! I think you might enjoy this series. :-)"


Think so to, thanks!


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