Before Evil by Alex Kava is the prequel in the Maggie O’Dell series.
Maggie O’Dell is a crime profiler at Quantico. Her speciality is to look at pictures, files, and cases from her office to solve crimes. She is good at what she does and coworkers have come to respect her for her knowledge.
At her first crime scene, Maggie encounters the madman Albert Stucky’s gruesome work. He is taunting and evil of how he takes parts of his victims and then displays them.
Stucky finds out that is work is being reviewed by an attractive FBI profiler, Maggie, that he would love to make her his next victim. While he thinks about completing his task, he has a little fun with her by making her job a little more interesting.
My review: 4/5 stars
This is my first time reading anything by Alex Kava. I have checked this book out a total of 2 times from the library and now just getting into it.
I thought at first that it wasn’t going to be well wrote, some prequel are not. They lack imagination and details because the author is trying to get you to the point of the first book. I have read a lot of prequels that suck and turn me off a series all together.
The author starts the book off writing a letter to her audience about how the books never were suppose to be a series. After a couple of books were wrote, she finally got around to writing a prequel and even states this is where to start for her series.
I was enticed as soon as I read the first chapter. very easy to read but keeps you captured in what is going on in the story. the twists and turns make this book even more enticing and I urge anyone that needs a good thriller to read Before Evil.
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