Hunting the Saturday Night Strangler – C.M. Wendelboe

More serial killer thrillers! Perfect for the month of Halloween.

Thanks to Midnight Ink for the free ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.

HUNTING THE SATURDAY NIGHT STRANGLER – C.M. Wendelboe (out now!)

I have book one in the series, HUNTING THE FIVE POINT KILLER, so I needed to grab this one for my shelves 🙂

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

Looking for a new crime series? I would highly recommend picking up the Bitter Wind series by C.M. Wendelboe. Book one, HUNTING THE FIVE POINT KILLER, was a little slower to pick up but with book two, HUNTING THE SATURDAY NIGHT STRANGLER, has a much quicker pacing to it that will keep your attention throughout.

We are back with retired detective Arn Anderson and Anna Maria Villarreal (a TV reporter) as they try to track down a killer before they strike again. This begins with the murder of a young woman right away, and the only witness was an unknown sheep stealer (yes, a person stealing sheep). Arn and Anna Maria have their work cut out for them in trying to track down this mysterious witness. Meanwhile, another body appears on the following Saturday night, killed the exact same way as the previous victim. Looks like we have a serial killer on our hands!

I always like to see how authors will illustrate small communities and how they interact, or don’t interact, with outsiders investigating crimes. Always guarded and secretive, they make roadblocks at every turn. I can see some of these details with the sheep herding and the small town being drawn out for some readers, but I appreciated those details!

If you’re looking for a slower-burn crime series, then I would highly recommend picking up the Bitter Wind books. This one was a little better with the pacing, so it inched out ahead of book one for me.

 

What do you prefer for your crime fiction novels? Secretive small towns or big cities?

–Jess

 

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