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Deadly Obsession (DS Jack Mackinnon Crime Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
In all his years with the police, DS Jack Mackinnon’s instincts have never failed him - until now.
Glamorous and beautiful, Anya Blonski has her future all mapped out, but when the young dancer leaves rehearsals and doesn’t make it home, her brother fears the worst. He knows something bad must have happened. Anya would never voluntarily leave him to worry.
With the clock ticking, Mackinnon is under pressure to unravel the mystery behind Anya’s disappearance. But the more he digs, the murkier things get.
Then another young woman also disappears, and panic in the local community intensifies. Trusting his gut, Mackinnon tries to reassure his colleagues they’re on the right track. But are they?
The team is up against a twisted killer, and time is running out.
Other books in the series: DEADLY MOTIVE, DEADLY REVENGE, DEADLY JUSTICE, DEADLY RITUAL, DEADLY PAYBACK, DEADLY GAME and DEADLY INTENT are available now.
- ASIN : B009T8761K
- Language : English
- File size : 1360 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 248 pages
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Too many minor characters easy to get lost in the story line .
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The plot is different enough with a couple of missing girls, then the murder of the very worried brother of the first. The plot then revolves around a dancing academy that the two girls attended. The owners of the said academy are a really strange family who are suspected of something dodgy almost from the start. It then transpires that up to seven or eight other girls also from the academy have disappeared.
DS Mackinnon seems to be an amiable chap, and gets to lead the investigation along with DC Collins. The murder gets handed to MIT leaving the missing girls for Mackinnon and Collins to deal with. Then it's realised the two cases are linked.
There isn't a lot of action in this book with Mackinnon and Collins doing mostly 'grunt' work that DS's and DC's have to do. If Mackinnon were a DI, we'd probably see more in depth police procedural work. But perhaps he will get a promotion, and we'll be able to see what he can do.
Collins was the one who took the initial report from the brother of the first missing girl, and when he gets murdered, Collins feels somewhat responsible.
We know the police got 'whodunnit', but I feel more could have been made of the ending. It just seemed a bit abrupt. As this is the first book in the series, perhaps future endings will be more informative.
On reflection this is a good grounding and introduction to the new characters and was written in the familiar way that I enjoy. DS Jack Mackinnon is investigating the disappearance of a missing Polish student, Anya Blonski when a second girl goes missing from the same academy. Mackinnon is forced to consider a serial killer may be stalking the city.
Not the most exciting book I have read but entertaining.