BOOK REVIEW #06: BREAKNECK × ERICA SPINDLER

*SPOILER-FREE*

 

The first victim is murdered in his bed. A clean-cut college boy with no criminal record. Then a second victim is killed in the shower, then a third…each one striking closer to home for M.C. When loved ones become targets, M.C. must walk a fine line between upholding the law and taking it into her own hands. At stake is her job, her relationship with Kitt, and possibly, her life. The key to finding the emotionless killer lies in the stolen computers of the victims – a secret network of false identities and true evil where no one is who they seem. If M.C. hopes to capture Breakneck, she’ll have to put her own neck on the line. – From the book

 

OWN REVIEW

It’s a fast-paced story that doesn’t disappoint. The entire story happened in less than a month (January 11, 2009 – February 05, 2009) but it’s very well-written. I’m drawn to stories that have mystery in them that’s why I loved this book. It’ll keep you on the edge until the moment of revelation. It’s kind of difficult to figure out who Breakneck is (at least for me). Anyone can be Breakneck.

The book’s genre is suspense-thriller. The writer wanted the readers to formulate their own opinion who Breakneck is based on the available information. It’s good that she did write the book that way because it hooks the readers to read more and more of it until they find the answer. It gives the book the kind of mystery you just can’t ignore. You’ll keep on picking the book up until you’re done with it.

The branching stories in the book are mostly sad but I appreciate more of Joe and Kitt’s relationship. They show what two people need to do and sacrifice to keep each other. They chose each other every time. I also like the relationship M.C. and Kitt have. They’re more than partners and friends – for me, they’re sisters. ❤

I finished the book in 2 days and I plan on buying another one from Erica. Looks like most (if not all) of her books have the same genre so I’d definitely get a hold of her writings. I bought this one for 75 PHP ($1.50) at Booksale (not brand new).

 

CHARACTERS

MARY CATHERINE (M.C.) RIGGIO: She went through a lot in here and she defines the words ‘strong’ and ‘brave’. It’s traumatizing to handle a case wherein the victims were family members but she has handled this with a clear head.

KITT LUNDGREN: M.C.’s partner and is older than her. She has her own troubles but I admired her loyalty to M.C. It’s difficult to be lied to numerous times but she stuck with M.C. even if it may cost her the relationship she has with Joe.

SPECIAL AGENT JONATHAN SMITH: He worked together with M.C. and Kitt to capture Breakneck. The Feds have been working on their case for quite a while. It was the first time M.C. and Kitt saw someone from the FBI who’s not a total a**.

DAN GALLO: M.C.’s fiancé. A loving boyfriend. Unfortunately, their upcoming wedding didn’t push through.

JOE LUNDGREN: Kitt’s husband. They were trying to fix their marriage after Sadie passed away. He’s a very understanding man and a patient husband.

ERIK SUNDSTRAND: Dan’s best buddy. Handsome and rich. Has a good reputation. A perfect guy. He created Kids in Crisis to help families who can’t afford the hospital fees for their kids.

GINA DE LUCA: M.C.’s cousin and Erik’s assistant. She and M.C. resented each other since their younger days.

TOMMY and SAM MARIANO: Brothers. M.C.’s cousins. She babysat them when they were young so they’re both close to her. Tommy was the good boy and Sam was the opposite.

ZOE PETERSEN: Tommy and Sam’s friend. She played a crucial role in this story.

 

BOOK INFORMATION

Pages: 240

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperback

ISBN: 978-0-312-36391-8

Website: http://www.ericaspindler.com

 

OTHER BOOKS

Last Known Victim

Copycat

Killer Takes All

See Jane Die

In Silence

Dead Run

Bone Cold

All Fall Down

Cause For Alarm

Shocking Pink

Fortune

Forbidden Fruit

Red

 

RATING

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See you on the next review! ❤

Thanks!

 

 

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