So the murderer in this book is a sicko. He tortured and killed his wife thirty years ago, and she apparently haunts him around the summer solstice. He’s part of a cult that follows the teachings from a book that a dude decided to make up one year. It’s supposed to be based on ancient Mayan rituals, but literally, a guy made it up. So this sicko somehow figured out that if he murders a woman, surgically removes her heart, and eats it, his dead wife doesn’t haunt him. Two murders in and the captain starts to connect this guy to a torture and murder of a woman many years ago. Apparently he just really likes to murder women.
Julien is a guy who does some kind of computer work. On the day of the first newest murder, the woman who the sicko has locked up leads Julien into a church. He doesn’t realize that he’s not actually seeing her. When he sees her face in the newspaper the next day as a murder victim, he sorta freaks out. He eventually goes to the police and tries to help them figure out what’s going on. He also learns that he’s sorta connected to it all, and that’s why some “spirit” is trying to help him save the women.
The writing isn’t terrible, but it’s also not great. It occasionally feels like a book I would’ve read when I was a teenager, because of the way some of the descriptions and dialogue is written. It’s not bad enough that I would stop reading. The main characters have romantic side stories, and they’re not terrible either, but like I said – not great.
Julien finds out that he may be the son of the serial killer, and somehow his new girlfriend gets kidnapped by the bad guys so they can perform some rituals with her. It wasn’t a bad read, but I probably won’t go out of my way to find another book by these authors.