Voodoo, murder, gators and The Scary Man… This book is creepy!
A tough, no-nonsense detective…edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton
She suffered a terrifying coma. She survived a serial killer’s obsession. Now homicide detective Claire Morgan hopes to forget the nightmare of her Missouri past in the city of New Orleans. But when a body is discovered near her home, her darkest fears come rushing back…
Surrounded by candles and skulls, the victim is bound to an altar like a human sacrifice. More disturbing to Claire is the voodoo doll in the woman’s hands. A doll pierced with pins and wearing a picture on its face. A picture of Claire Morgan…
Claire doesn’t believe in voodoo. But she does believe in the power of superstition to warp a person’s mind and feed a killer’s madness. It is here, in the muddy bayous where it festers, that Claire must face her fear head on—and meet the man who’s marked her for death…
Praise For Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan Thrillers
“One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever.” —Fresh Fiction
“Chilling, compelling suspense…be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dryer
“Exciting, thrill-a-minute!” —Midwest Book Review
“Plenty of suspense and surprises.” —Publishers Weekly
This is the 6th novel in the Claire Morgan series – which I didn’t realise when I picked up this book; however it made very little difference to my reading pleasure though I will definitely add the past 5 books to my want to read list.
The prologue titled A Very Scary Man was creepy, insightful and worrying. I don’t know where you came across this voice Linda Ladd but it is blood chilling. I was hooked. I sat and read this in one sitting finishing late in the evening. And I was not disappointed. This novel has all the elements of a great thriller/horror story – yes at times it was horrific! The narrator alternates between two voices, you could say the voices of good and evil and being privilege to the insane ramblings and rationalisations of The Scary Man was frightening.
Homicide Detective Claire Morgan is a great protagonist – she is complex, has a history I really want to discover (I will catch up on this in the earlier books), she is strong, resourceful, smart and has encountered a lot of bad luck on the job. Her domestic partner is almost too good to be true – one of those rich, handsome, rugged types usually found in a romance novel… and his opulent lifestyle did take me a bit of time to get used to…maybe because I didn’t have the history of his life and character I found his lifestyle a little over the top at first. But I moved on and I was glad I did, the pace and fear factor in this story explodes on the page. This was an engaging and pulse racing read. I haven’t felt so spooked in years! Congratulations Linda on a job well done.