Everyone Pays Book Review

Everyone Pays Book Review

Title: Everyone Pays
Author: Seth Harwood
Published: April 26, 2016, Thomas & Mercer
No. of Pages: 318
Cover Price: $15.95 Paperback, $5.99 Kindle

Bestselling author Seth Harwood has written a new thriller that is a bit different from the norm. Everyone Pays is set in the seedy area of San Francisco, where a main character is a priest by day and serial killer by night. Those being murdered are guilty of heinous sexual crimes against women, and their deaths are extremely violent and horrible; the murderer is making them suffer as much as their victims. Clara Donner is the detective assigned to find the serial killer and put him behind bars before more murders are committed. It is a problem, though, because these men being murdered deserve to be tortured like their victims, and the city is better off without them. Donner, of course, still puts her all into the investigation; she is likeable and seems to do a good job. She also has a conscience, and is diligent in solving the crimes where some would hold back.

Harwood does an excellent job of describing his characters so that they become real. Both the good guys and the bad have an integral place in the story. Harwood is an excellent storyteller and the book flows in an easy manner. While the novel isn’t a particularly fast read, it moves along at a good pace. There is enough happening to keep the interest of readers, and make it difficult to put down.

The suspense is palpable, and it builds throughout. And, as will any good thriller, the dénouement is a surprise - even though readers know who the murderer is during the course of the novel, there are unexpected happenings that move the story along and make it one to keep readers thinking after the book is finished.

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

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