Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Serial - by Tim Marquitz - Two serial killers try to one-up one another in El Paso
Police Detective, Isaac Grant, has been working the case of a serial killer terrorizing El Paso, Texas. He gets a call from his boss, Captain Garcia. There's been a double homicide. The work of a new serial killer? "We've got enough with the damn Desert Ripper. The last thing we need is for another serial killer to start calling EP home."
Soon it's like the two serial killers are caught up in a game of one-upsmanship.
I loved the way Serial began with an instant twist drawing me into the story quickly, and the way Marquitz ended each chapter in a manner that made me want to jump right into the next without slowing down for a breath.
Serial has an intriguing concept that is deftly executed and has some downright gruesome moments. A page turner you're likely to complete in a single terrifying sitting, with a twist at the end that I never saw coming.
Tim Marquitz has a strong following in the Fantasy world, particularly with his Demon Squad stories, he's also a fine editor, his work with the Anthology, Fading Light - An Anthology of the Monstrous was just great, and he's got a flair for gore, too.
Serial is available now, as an ebook, from the folks at Samhain Publishing and through Amazon.com.
If you're not among the squeamish, I can definite recommend this one.