I liked this book very much and would give it five stars! It was well written and the characters were fully developed. All in all, a great thriller and we’re hoping there will be more to come from this author.
Murders mimicking the savagery of the most infamous serial killer of all time abound in Stacy Green’s mystery/thriller, Killing Jane, which remind us that violence can surface at any time and come from the most unlikely sources.
What if Jack the Ripper was really Jane the Ripper? This new book poses this question based on a theory of a London cop from the 19th century that Jack was really a woman.
Washington D.C. police detective Erin Prince discovers, as her list of suspects are ever expanding, that this theory could have been possible. She discovers the first victim Bonnie – a stripper who did porn on the side. Erin empathizes with her since she had been a rape victim as Erin had, and she talks with Bonnie’s cousin Sarah who may also have been victimized by a pedophile.
A series of grisly murders ensues all accompanied by a note from “Jane.” Erin wonders if “Jane” is a woman or a man dressed as a woman. There are also the missing girl Mina and her teenage brother Charlie, who are crying out to Erin for help warning that Jane may harm them.
This well-crafted who-dunnit leaves you wondering who, in a colorful cast of well-developed characters, could have perpetuated these atrocities until you realize that it is, indeed, the least likely person.
Mental illness stemming from sexual abuse, LGBT and feminist issues and multiple personalities come into play here and an unexpected denoument make Killing Jane a highly entertaining read. The author is a fine writer and we hope she is in the process of writing a heart-stopping second act for Erin Prince.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. Tin God (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards. Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark and twisted novel to enjoy. She started her career in journalism before becoming a stay at home mother and rediscovering her love of writing. She lives in Iowa with her husband and daughter and their three spoiled fur babies. Stacy loves to hear from readers! Visit her website at stacygreenauthor.com, or Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StacyGreenAuthor.