“Pattern of Wounds – A Roland March Mystery” by J. Mark Bertrand
“It’s Christmas in Houston, and homicide detective Roland March is on the hunt for a killer. A young woman’s brutal stabbing in an affluent neighborhood bears all the hallmarks of a serial murder. The only problem is that March sent the murderer to prison ten years ago. Is it a copycat–or did March convict the wrong man?
Alienated from his colleagues and with a growing rift in his marriage, March receives a series of taunting messages from the killer. The bodies pile up, the pressure builds, and the violence reaches too close to home. Up against an unfathomable evil, March struggles against the clock to understand the hidden message in the pattern of wounds.”
This is the second book in the March Detective series. I had never read the first book but after reading “Pattern of Wounds” I purchased the first book. Now I hate having to wait till next year for the third book.
You seriously get taken into this world. This book is about a series of murders involving a knife, a pool and a past murder that was already solved. March has to prove to everyone that the 13+ other murders have nothing to do with him murder case. While doing this he is also searching within himself. His wife attends church and has been wanting him to do this as well. She in-lists their neighbor to talk to him but detective march pushes away. However he is starting to ask questions in himself. I’m hoping in book #3 we’ll see him find God.
The book is written so well and so detailed that sometimes I would think I was trying to find the killer or when going for a walk late at night I found myself thinking about the killer and his obsession of knives, women, and water. Yes, this book is that good.
I love detective books and I love that this one is clean, yet fun to read. I would recommend this book to those who love authors like John Grisham, James Peterson, or Dean Knoontz I think you would love these books.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
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