Friday, January 29, 2010

This is the fourth book in the Taylor Jackson series by J T Ellison and a Mira thriller/mystery.

Book Blurb:

He can truly love her only once her heart stops.

Homicide detective Taylor Jackson thinks she's seen it all in Nashville - from the Southern Strangler to the Snow White Killer. But she's never seen anything as perverse as The Conductor. Once his victim is captured, he contains her in a glass coffin, slowly starving her to death. Only then does he give in to his attraction.

When he's finished, he creatively disposes of the body by reenacting scenes from famous paintings. And similar macabre works are being found in Europe. Taylor teams up with her fiancé, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, and New Scotland Yard detective James "Memphis" Highsmythe, a haunted man who has eyes only for Taylor, to put an end to this horror.

Has the killer gone international with his craft? Or are there two "artists," competing to create the ultimate masterpiece?

This book was submitted for review and I retain my copy. :)

The Cold Room is the first book I have read by J T Ellison and I must say that I have found a new author to read.

Taylor Jackson is a Detective with the Nashville PD and she has seen her fair share of nasty crimes and psychotic criminals - but The Conductor is in a league of his own : he is a Necrosadist.

Taylor and Baldwin learn that similar crimes have been committed in Europe and New Scotland Yard has information that may help catch the killer. But can they solve the mystery before another victim is found?

I love the way this book was written - not overly descriptive and with a plot that moves forward quickly. I also enjoy it very much when the author trusts that the reader is smart enough to follow along without hand holding. :) That is always a plus for me.

The Cold Room is the fourth book in this series and I am looking forward to reading the first three. :)

I give The Cold Room 5 out of 5 stars. :)

ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2714-1
416 pages
On-Sale Date: March 2010


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