Ex-cop Artemis Herne thought he left the grit and crime of the city in the past when he moved to a small town in Pennsylvania. But the discovery of a woman's dead body, bound and covered with snakes, sends panic through his community and ignites his investigative instincts.
As the serial killer continues to target his prey, Herne must confront his haunted past to uncover the pattern in the deaths. He soon discovers that every victim suffers from a phobia. And every murder transforms the victim’s worst fear into reality.
Tormented by his personal demons, Herne is forced to face his own fears as he hunts for a murderer who uses terror for a weapon.
The author tells the story from multiple points of view, including the killers, and manages to pull it off without confusing you. Its easy to tell who is speaking when. The story starts out a bit slow but you are hooked and it keeps you reading until the very end. I did manage to figure out who the killer was, but thats my usual game.
Warning, there is some bad language (I'm a sensitive reader) and this is a darker mystery / thriller than I usually read.
My Rating: 3 stars