Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series #6) by Carolyn Arnold #mf #review @Carolyn_Arnold

All that remains are whispers of the past…

When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.

With no quick means of identifying the deceased, building a profile of this serial killer is more challenging than usual. How are these targets being selected? Why are their limbs being severed and their bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this person to murder?

The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: The killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…

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I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of the previous books in the Brandon Fisher FBI Series so I was a bit worried that I would find this book confusing without that background knowledge but you can rest assured that I didn’t have any issues with following along with the story. Feel free to jump in the series at this point because Remnants is a stand-alone thrilling profiler mystery that you will want to read.

Body parts are washing up along the Little Ogeechee River in the beautiful and Historic Savannah, Georgia. The local law enforcement is in need of assistance with figuring out this murder mystery so they call in FBI profiler Brandon Fisher and his team. This is definitely not the type of Valentine’s Brandon imagined but he’s ready to jump into this case but this one isn’t going to be easy. Besides the gore there isn’t much evidence to work with. The body parts they’ve found belong to various people and the team has no way of identifying whom they belong to which makes it rather difficult for Brandon to even sketch out a basic criminal profile. As the team searches for any leads to help them out, the body parts start to stack up. This is a serial killer who isn’t going to stop soon. Brandon must quickly figure out why this person is killing and more importantly who the killer is before things turn even more deadly. The case turns from difficult to creepy in a flash.

If like me you’re a fan of profiler stories with dark psychological stories that do not hold back on the gore, this is the book for you. Arnold is descriptive and a paints a visceral picture that may leave you feeling a bit uncomfortable but the twists and turns will have you begging for more. The unique part about the story is how the mystery is told through two narrative perspectives, that of Brandon and the killer. It is obvious from the standard of writing that Arnold is maestro at crime thrillers. The flow of the story, the engaging characters whom she spends just as much time building up a background and personality for, and the thrill of the crime all add up to a story you can’t put down nor do you want to. I’ll be reading more form Arnold. I’m definitely hooked.

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