Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Shadowed Mind- Julie Cave
Dinah Harris is back in her second novel, this time as an independant consultant after her release from the FBI. Trying with God's help to get her alcoholism under control, she is nervous about starting her own business. Her first case comes through Detective Sampson Cage who is trying to find a serial killer with a message. Seems this serial killer is into neo-eugenics, or survival of the fittest of the human raise. Leaving his 'calling card' at each death of those who seem unfit to reproduce or make a positive impact on the world and must be gotten rid of.
This story has a secondary story within of a daughter Ella and her Father who is suffering severe Alzheimer and the guilt Ella is feeling as she tries to care for him. I love how these stories intertwine throughout the novel.
The subject of Neo-genenics was a new concept to me and I appreciated the research that Julie Cave did to provide the reader with a basic idea of what lies behind it. It was a scary subject to read about and consider that there are people out there with similar views. I didn't care for this novel as much as her previous simply because of this subject matter. I love suspense but serial killers kind of wig me out :)
Still a fantastic novel and I am excited to read her 3rd one coming out this summer!