Review ~ Killing Jane by Stacy Green

Book: Killing Jane

Series: Erin Prince #1

Author: Stacy Green

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Format/Page Count: Kindle, 340

Published: Vesuvian Books, January 31, 2017

Source: Publisher

WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT JACK THE RIPPER IS WRONG …

A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history.

JACK THE RIPPER

Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time before someone else dies.

She and her partner, Todd Beckett, are on the trail of a madman, and a third body sends them in the direction they feared most: a serial killer is walking the streets of D.C.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING.

Erin must push past her mounting self-doubt in order to unravel a web of secrets filled with drugs, pornography, and a decades-old family skeleton before the next victim is sacrificed.

THE ONLY WAY TO STOP A KILLER IS TO BEAT THEM AT THEIR OWN GAME.

I believe everyone is more or less acquainted with the infamous serial killer Jack The Ripper. Whenever I see the name appear relating to pretty much anything, it piques my interest. Can’t help it. It’s like a secret code that draws me in whenever I hear it. I guess it has to do with the fact that it is an unknown, something that happened so long ago, in an era where there was no forensic or technological help to solve the cases. A killer who was a first and who never got caught. You might wonder why I’m going on about Jack The Ripper. The reason is simply because this is the case that shares center stage with the main murder of the book.

A woman is found murdered most brutally and Erin Prince-who’s got her own personal demons to deal with- is called to investigate the crime. The murder becomes linked to the unsolved Ripper case and before they know it, Erin and her partner, seasoned detective Beckett, find themselves in a web of lies and secret lives.

I can’t say I warmed up to Erin’s character pretty quickly in the beginning. I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but I felt at an arm’s length to her. It wasn’t the way she spoke, she wasn’t too formal or too lax, not the way she handled the cases or the people around her, but something that I couldn’t identify no matter how much I tried. But after a while, perhaps as the case progressed and new developments came to light, so did Erin. She carries the series with her name, so it was important for me to be able to relate to her somehow, but thankfully we got on well enough for me to care what’ll happen to her in the upcoming books. Plus, this was a good thriller, with many plot twists that kept me guessing-and I enjoy my guessing. I’m sure those who like psychological thrillers and anything remotely referring to Jack The Ripper will enjoy this.

I’m adding four spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.

Books by Stacy Green:

  • All Good Deeds (Lucy Kendall #1)
  • Tin God (Delta Crossroads Trilogy #1)
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