Tuesday, October 1, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: Darkness First (James Hayman) McCabe and Savage Thriller #3

Title: Darkness First

Author: James Hayman

Series: McMabe And Savage Thriller


Source of copy: HarperCollins Witness Impulse

ISBN13: 9780062301697

Published October 1st 2013 by Witness Impulse


The mutilated body of a young woman. The town doctor lying comatose in the road. A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin. This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine seaport.

As detectives Maggie Savage and Michael McCabe investigate, they realize the man they are after does not exist. Nobody knows his real name. Nobody has seen his face. But everybody fears his blade.

The only one who may know the murderer’s true identity is an eleven-year-old girl—who has vanished into thin air.

Taut, twisting, and starring two unforgettable heroes, Darkness First will thrill fans of John Sandford and C. J. Box.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


This book started out very Mysterious. So much happens in the first few moments of reading this book you have to just keep reading. I was hooked from the moment I started. Very few books catch me that early on.

The characters are just as mysterious as the book. Slowly as you read you learn more and more about each character. I love Maggie (She is a bad ass!) Who doesn't love McCabe? He seems like the all around kind of guy. (And all so Bad ass!) We don't get to see too much of him in the early part of the book however.

 I really enjoyed the bad guys of the story as well. Although I will leave the discover of the ultimate bad guy to you. Trying to catch the right person proves to be very difficult when everyone you put your trust into seems to be the suspect. And in Maggie's home town she knows everyone. So when her father calls and ask her to come help, How can she refuse? Especially when her childhood best friends is one of the victims. 

Overall it's a great thriller. Plot twist that keep you on the edge of your seat. You won't be able to stop reading.

Check this book out

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