|Pattern of Wounds, Roland March Mystery Series #2
By J. Mark Bertand / Bethany House
For Detective Roland March, his latest case has become personal. March doesn’t know the young female who was stabbed to death, but he thinks he recognizes the crime scene. Nearly ten years ago, March gained national fame as the subject of a true-crime book. But now this crime scene bears eerie similarities to that one. And whispers begin to emerge that March may have put the wrong man behind bars.
Worse, Houston may now have a serial killer on the loose. As more cases emerge that seem connected, and threats against March and those closest to him build, he must solve the case–rescuing not only the city but his own reputation as a homicide cop.
Review: I generally enjoy murder mysteries. This one had what I look for, the dead body in the first view pages. I struggled at the beginning of the story with the main character, Roland March. Of course, I have a feeling Detective March is exactly where the author wanted him. A passionate cop, with ethics that are a little off the straight and narrow.
Regardless of my initial feeling toward the detective I ended up enjoying this story. March is passionate cop he works tirelessly to find the bad guy and see justice served.
This is book two of the Roland March series and although I didn’t read book one, but I didn’t feel lost in the story. The author gives you enough history to understand there have been previous relationships between several of the main characters, yet there’s enough questions in your mind to want to go back and read book one.
This is a well written book, with good detail that engaged me. I did struggle with many of the actions of the main character, but I think the author was very intentional in his writing. Great story!
I received this book from the publisher, but my opinions are just that my opinions.
Giveaway: I’m giving away my slightly used copy of this book. Leave your name and the state you are from. Open to US residents only, and I’ll pick the winner October 11, 2011 at 9:00PM PDT.