Author: David J. Thirteen
Genre: Psychological Thriller / Horror
Psychology professor Denton Reed has been pulled out of the classroom to find a killer. Bodies are turning up all over the quiet town of Bexhill. They are found dismembered and burned beyond recognition in a snow covered farmer’s field, by the abandoned mill, and under the train bridge. The only clue linking the victims is the bizarre figure eight patterns left behind in their homes.
Denton must use his unique profiling techniques to uncover the murderer, who the police have dubbed Mr. 8. As he begins to unravel the mystery, a strange pattern begins to emerge. Before their deaths, each victim was seized by dark obsessions and inexplicable changes in behavior. Whatever strange forces are affecting the people of Bexhill, they may actually be more dangerous than any killer.
As a wave of insanity sweeps the town, Denton will put his life on the line to get to the source of the madness and risk all to protect the woman he loves.
Denton Reed is a psychology professor now tasked to ifnd a killer. When bodies turn up all around town, burned beyond recognition and dismembered, it's up to him to find the murderer, using his unique profiling techniques. The eight patterns left behind in the victim's homes are the clues to uncovering what's going on and to catch the killer.
But there's more: before being killed, each victim turned to a dark obsession, changing their behavior inexplicably. Something more sinister may be going on than just the town being targeted by a madman.
Mr. 8 is a clever, suspenseful blend of the psychological and the supernatural. Fast-paced, with nail-biting suspense, if you like thrillers, you can't miss out on this one. It's my favorite book of the year - so far - but I doubt many books will be able to top it. Excellent writing, amazing story, and a main character that's as flawed as the rest of us.