5-stars: "Doing what has to be done." Dark Pursuit by @JChaseNovelist #thriller #review

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Dark Pursuit

Written by Jennifer Chase

Genre(s): Crime Thriller

From the International Award Winning EMILY STONE THRILLER SERIES:

Vigilante detective Emily Stone has covertly hunted down killers and closed more serial cases than most seasoned homicide cops combined. Her exceptional profiling skills and forensic techniques, along with deductive crime scene investigations, have made her a compelling force that cannot be beat.

She has reached her ultimate breaking point and now must face her toughest opponent yet – her biggest fears.

With preciseness, the Tick-Tock Killer has taken his next child victim and promised to dump the body precisely four days later, mocking police and the community. Stone struggles to balance her inner demons and ghosts from the past, against the wits of a brutal and cunning serial killer in an all-out battle of psychological warfare.

Can Stone save the next child in time? Dark Pursuit is an action-packed cat and mouse game that will take you to dark places rarely explored. 

The Godmother's Review

Doing what has to be done.

This a cross between police procedural and a mystery

Emily Stone and her partner Rick have faced many serial killers in the past. This time though they've met there match. In the opening, Emily is actively engaged in pursuing a suspect. What happens during and just after that, sets the stage for the rest of the book.

In some ways this story reminded me of the Lone Ranger and Tonto. They investigate the suspects and leave the arrests to the police. Maybe a little like Batman and Robin where they face the dangers head on and yes sometimes they get captured. I also believe Emily Stone is every bit the Strong Female Lead character. What she goes through would weaken even a tough man. She did what she had to do because that's how she was made and it needed to be done.

Warning: This book is for Mature Audiences due to sex, violence, and adult language.

Disclaimer: I discovered this book on Masquerade Crew - Crew Review list and was given a copy in exchange for an honest review, which I feel I have given.