When Jess Harris moved back to her Alabama hometown, she thought she'd left her past behind her. But the blood bath the new Major Crimes deputy chief finds at a murder scene is beyond even the savagery of Eric Spears, the serial killer who now haunts Jess's life with terrifying text messages. Amid eerie echoes of the Charles Manson massacre, Jess investigates the dismemberment of a cop's wife while her baby lay sleeping down the hall.
The discovery of two more headless victims makes Jess wonder if it's a gang-related slaying, a personal vendetta . . . or something else. And the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband makes her question her future with Chief of Police Dan Burnett. Now as the net widens to include a shocking suspect, Jess realizes that the identity of the killer may lie with an autistic eight-year-old boy. With inner-city tensions at an all-time high and the community calling for blood, Jess must race to save an innocent child-and prevent a final, horrifying act of rage.
Series: Faces of Evil
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever (April 30, 2013)
My review: Rage by Debra Webb (Faces of Evil #4)
This is the 5th book of Debra Webb's that I have read this week. I like this series. I had read the first three books years ago and just reread them. I still like them . Rage does not let you down. These books so far have followed right after each other. I think they only cover a couple of weeks .
Rage has a lot of the same characters as far as the main police officers. With lots of new characters and suspects. Jess Harris has been back home now in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a new job as Deputy Chief of Special Unit. Jess is recently divorced. Quit the FBI. Her ex-fiance of twenty years ago is the Chief of Police and her boss. Everyone is watching them. They are still attracted to each other and single.
Her new case someone has killed a detective's wife very violently. Making it look like a gang killing. Someone is trying to kill her. Everything she has in Birmingham was destroyed. Jess has been making friends and enemies while she has been home.
This is a dark heavy police novel. There is a lot of crime. There are a few love scenes. Jess is a good detective and she is blunt. I like her and can;t wait to start the next book in the series and see what happens next in her life.
I was given a ARC copy of Rage to read for free in exchange of a honest review.