Gabriel Church knows you can’t take a life without first understanding just how feeble life is, how tentative and weak it stands alone. If you desire murder, you hold a life in your hand. Whether you release it to grant life or grip tighter to end it, it is at your command and discretion.
Gabriel is a serial killer with a story he wants told.
Christian Maxwell studied abnormal psychology in college but chose instead to focus on a career in writing. His background comes in handy when he thinks of writing about a serial killer. He can’t think of anyone more qualified to write the story of Gabriel Lee Church, and do so in the murderer’s own words. It’s been done before, but never with a killer who has yet to be captured or convicted.
There was never anything more than a gentleman’s understanding between the two men that Christian would record Gabriel’s life story. The killer did not ask for his complicity in any crimes, nor did he ever ask for his silence. Christian’s interest in the man, though, is fast becoming something more than academic. When the writer and his subject become unexpected friends and then lovers, the question remains: What is Gabriel’s endgame . . . and why does he want his story told?
WOW! I’ve never been so wrong about an author than I was about this one.
I read and reviewed Clark’s other series and honestly wasn’t a fan. But this one just AMAZING. The subject is once again something I normally do not read, I like a little (or a lot) of romance, an HFN or HEA and not big on murder mystery. So when a book that has all the above or none of the above depending on how you look at it and holds my rapt attention for 300 pages you know its mind blowing fabulous.
Gabriel, even though he’s a self confessed serial killer, the charisma he gives off just sucks you in. And by the end of the book you’re ready to forgive! And Christian, even though we really don’t get why he’s writing the story, you can totally get how he falls for Gabe and how one jealous move throws it all away.
I love how how we get snippets of the story telling/killings, that includes a back story. Not just slice and dice. Or however that person was killed.
We weren’t left with a cliffy per-say but it’s defiantly open ended and left you asking questions that book 2 will be more of Gabe and Chris. (or it better be)