Despite the illusion Sapphire Dubois presents to the rest of the world, she is not just your stereotypical 22-year old Beverly Hills heiress; she hunts serial killers. While her fellow heirs spend their nights with trending celebs and drugs at the hottest club, Sapphire secretly spends hers luring, capturing, and anonymously handing over So-Cal’s most wanted killers to the police — just your average Tuesday night.
What Sapphire doesn’t know is that one of her adversaries is watching her every move, aware of both her true identity and her unconventional hobby. Needless to say, he doesn’t approve. Used to being the one who redefines the definition of predator and prey, Sapphire’s world abruptly shatters when a gruesome ‘gift’ arrives for her at the Beverly Hills Country Club. With her involuntary crush, handsome Detective Aston Ridder, close on her tail, Sapphire now has to rethink her routine strategy and figure out how to capture a killer who already knows she’s coming.–Description from Goodreads
I loved this book. I had so much fun while reading this that I forgot all about everything else. There is romance, intrigue and a lot of danger in this novel and it kept me riveted to my seat the entire time. I really can’t find too much to complain about with this book. The author was creative and there are constant twists and turns that I just wasn’t expecting. There were a couple of moments where I thought “yeah right,” but overall these were few and far between and it is fiction, so I can forgive those.
The single thing that I liked more than anything else about the book was the dialogue and the character’s inner thoughts. Never once did I feel there was too much or too little of either and I also found it to sound like a real conversation rather than just words on paper (or in this case on Kindle.) The personalities the author has created seem to fit the characters.
It takes a lot of work to make a killer that has new qualities and can actually frighten the reader. This author made me look over my shoulder and think while I was reading her work. That to me is a sign of a good thriller writer.
This author has a unique voice and has written a highly readable novel with an unexpected and rather exciting ending. I would certainly read another book by Mia Thompson. Recommended.
This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher.