The Darkness of Evil Book Review

The Darkness of Evil Book Review

Title: The Darkness of Evil
Author: Alan Jacobsen
Published: March 7, 2017, Open Road Media Mystery and Thriller
No. of Pages: 496
Cover Price: $19.99 Paperback, $7.99 Kindle

Karen Vail is an experienced FBI profiler, but when she helps investigate an especially difficult case, she turns to a retired profiler for help; the profiler, however, isn’t very cooperative, and Vail is perplexed as to why. Jasmine Marcks is the daughter of a notorious serial killer, Roscoe Lee Marcks, and was instrumental in getting her father sent to prison for life without parole. Jasmine then writes a tell-all book on how it was growing up with a father who was a serial killer. While she is on tour promoting her book, her father escapes from prison and immediately begins another violent killing spree. Vail and her team are charged with capturing Marcks, and want to protect Jasmine, since her father is after her and plans to kill her.

The Darkness of Evil is the seventh installment in the Karen Vail series, and the story will grab readers from the outset. Jacobsen is an excellent storyteller, and has a talent for steering readers away from what is actually happening so that there are unexpected scenarios throughout. He builds suspense from the very beginning, and that suspense doesn’t quit until the end. His characters are well-developed, and believable. Vail has attributes that make her tough, yet human, and that aspect is what makes readers devoted to the series.

Although The Darkness of Evil can easily be read as a standalone novel, and is definitely enjoyable, fans will agree that reading the series from the first installment will help them understand more about the hero of the story. This book is one that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, and is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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