Killing the Shadows by Val Mcdermid

I really liked this book.

Val Penny's Book Reviews

Val McDermid is an author who was born and educated on the east coast of Scotland and then attended Oxford University. Upon leaving university, she became a journalist.  She and her cats now live in Manchester, England.  Her first book, Report for Murder was published in 1987 and since then she has gone on to have 25 more books published.  I normally really enjoy Val McDermid’s books, however, to my mind, this is not one of her best.

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In this novel, a killer is on the loose, and his prey is the crime writers who have turned psychological profilers into heroes in their books. This killer has a blood lust that shatters all the conventional wisdom of how serial killers operate.  For one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death when the case comes to the attention of Professor Fiona Cameron who…

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