Yesterday I finished the book Malevolent by E.H. Reinhard. Since it was a mystery thriller, it took me a couple of days to get it over with. After a very long time, I had dreams about a story that I had been reading. Why? Because after a very long time, I felt a little pukish while reading some parts of it (and that is very very rare, let me tell you that). My dreams were all over the place, but in essence, the antagonist of the story did make his appearance, even though I don’t remember any of it except that I felt very disturbed, mentally drained and tired when I woke up. I was trying to solve the case in my dreams, you see 😉
It was a good one, even though it made me wonder about one question I happen to ponder over whenever I read any story about serial killers. Why do the serial killers pick only women as their victims in these stories? Or if they wanted a change, it would be children. Why? This has got nothing to do with feminism or any such BS (so just don’t go there…). Just a question that keeps coming to my mind every now and then.
What I liked about it was the non-heroic stance. Even though it is mostly about Kane, it is always a team effort. His chief, his friend and partner Rawlings and others always are there for him and with him. It does become a bit personal when the antagonist takes a liking to Kane but otherwise it was always the team TPD against the serial killer. Without going too much into the story, let me tell you that if you do not like to read about gore (even though it isn’t too much) you might want to skip this. But if you can hold it in, and get through it (if you know what I mean), it is a fun read 🙂
Now, I have to figure out a way to complete the series sooner than later.