When one of Randi Conway’s psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Lieutenant Anthony Walker.
Formerly a New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He lives among the privileged gentry, where he understands that appearances are often far removed from reality. This certainly proves to be true in the death of Elizabeth Knoebel, when Walker discovers that she had been keeping a private journal entitled “SEXUAL RITES”.
In her diary, Elizabeth was recording the explicit details of her sexual adventures with various men, many of whom were married to the women in her therapy group. Elizabeth was a predator bent on seducing and, in some instances, humiliating these men, obsessed with a perverse mission that Walker believes led to her murder.
As Walker uncovers the secrets of Elizabeth’s memoir, he becomes convinced that her killer is another of Randi Conway’s patients.
But which one?
I loved a good mystery that keeps me guessing. This one kept me guessing to the very end. Elizabeth wasn't a very nice person and the more that is revealed, the more suspects there are. And the more that the reader hates her. She's one of those murder victims that you can't help but have some sympathy for the killer. I thought characters, too. Hope to read more Detective Anthony Walker novels and I hope to see more of Randi Conway as well.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !!!!
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