Daily Review: Copper Lake by Ann Swann
June 17, 2017
A great mystery book that delves into the sinister mind of a serial killer who takes you deep into the darkest place of his mind.
They call him the Killer Cartographer because he carves the map coordinates of each victim on the femur of the one before.
Then he tattoos the information on his skin.
Can Detective Kendra Dean bring him in, or will she become his next tattoo.
Kendra Dean is a seasoned detective who now finds herself being investigated for allegedly pushing a suspect in front of a UPS truck. She is stunned that anyone would think she could do anything like that and decides she needs to get away. Kendra goes to Copper Lake to relax and try to keep her mind off her life that seems to be unraveling. Her emotional plate is overflowing once she finds out her husband after twenty years wants some space.
While she is out hiking one day, she stumbles across human remains and at this point the story takes an eerie, creepy turn. There is certainly a serial killer on the loose , with a devious, dark and demented mind. Even though the reader finds out quickly in the book the identity of the killer, it does not take anything away from the story.
There were times I wanted to scream or run and hide somewhere as the book delivered graphic details of the bodies. I felt like I was reading a Stephen King novel that makes you jump at every noise. The author has done an amazing job of writing a story that clearly will have you on the edge of your seat. I have not read a book this well defined in horror in quite some time. The serial killer is diabolical and quite possibly the scariest character I have ever read.
The story takes you into the mind of a person who is so unstable that it sends shivers down your spine . I couldn’t put the book down and continued to freak myself out as I stayed up late into the night reading. The details are so perfectly written I could almost imagine watching a movie unfold before my eyes.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great mystery book that delves into the sinister mind of a serial killer who takes you deep into the darkest place of their mind.
By Joyce Shaughnessy
Copper Lake is the third book in a series but can easily be read alone. It involves a serial killer who is the only physician in the small community of Stutter Creek.
He carves coordinates on his victims’ femur bones after removing the flesh and then tattoos the same numbers on his body.. It is a scary story from the beginning.to end. A new resident of the community and a police detective on paid leave, stumbles across one of the victims while fishing and hiking.
When the killer goes on a spree, things get really scary. The author has a beautiful gift for description, and she has really outdone herself this time.
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