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In this extremely well-crafted thriller, Lauren Starkley is a widowed single mom and a uniformed cop in San Francisco. She’s got a rebellious teen, a night-shift partner with family issues, and a crush on her boss. When she and her partner stumble on a series of strange sex crimes close to Lauren’s own neighborhood, she does a little detecting off duty. Lauren earns official trouble for her efforts, but she keeps pulling at elusive clues. Will she find the perpetrator before another woman, or she herself, becomes a victim?
Amazon Five Star Reviews:
This is Linda Berry’s second thriller and once again she delivers a vivid and thoughtful plot with multidimensional characters. Well-conceived and intelligently executed, Pretty Corpse is a gripping police thriller. In Patrol Officer Lauren Starkley, Linda Berry gives us a strong and intelligent protagonist, one who is determined to see the job completed—even if that means jeopardizing her career. With a serial rapist prowling the streets of San Francisco, Starkley must outsmart the sadistic assailant before her daughter becomes the next victim. The pace and dialog both move along smartly. Pretty Corpse is a must-read for any fan of suspense and thrillers.
— Dave Edlund, author of the award-winning Peter Savage action/political thrillers
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a night of just-one-more-chapter reading, but Linda Berry’s Pretty Corpse did it for me! With a lead character that’s intelligent and real, and twists that kept me guessing, this is a book I’ve already recommended to a lot of my friends. I’m eagerly looking forward to reading more about Lauren Starkley.
— V. Bailey