Chasing Evil by Kylie Brant

Chasing Evil by Kylie BrantChasing Evil by Kylie Brant
Series: Circle of Evil #1
Published by Thomas & Mercer on October 20th 2015
Pages: 314
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There’s nothing strange about bodies buried in cemeteries—unless they don’t belong there. And when six murdered women are discovered in other people’s graves, the hunt for a sadistic serial killer begins before he can claim a seventh victim.
Agent Cam Prescott of Iowa’s Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the search alongside forensic psychologist Sophia Channing, who knows the minds of psychopaths inside and out. And after a brief but passionate affair, she knows Cam almost as well. What she doesn’t know is that her high-profile involvement in the case has caught the twisted predator’s eye—and sparked his fury.
When Sophia suddenly vanishes, Cam and his team shift into overdrive to keep horrific history from repeating itself. But for Sophia, being trapped in the same isolated lair where so much innocent blood has been spilled may get her inside her vicious captor’s head—and may offer her the only chance she has to escape an agonizing and lethal fate.

When profiler Sophia Channing and DCI agent Cam Prescott meet again for a case that involves freshly buried bodies in old graves, it isn’t like any other time in the past where they’d peripherally worked together – especially after Sophia kicked off their fledgling relationship with little explanation.

But Chasing Evil isn’t really about them at all but more about the case that brought them back together: we’re given snippets of what happened between Sophia and Cam in the past few months with little development in the present, as the case is prioritised with hard (and sometimes dry) narrative as we’re given the merry go-arounds in search for the perp’s identity. Kylie Brant doesn’t shy away from the difficult parts that must be surely as revolting to write as much as it is nasty to read and it is her hard-hitting, incisive narrative that propels the story forward, this book being wholly unsatisfactory only because it was an ambitious and dangling start to a trilogy.