Book Case # 28 – Gingerbread Man


Book and Author Details:
Book on Good Reads
Book on Amazon
Maggie Shayne’s Website
Mabby Shayne’s Facebook Page

Description from Author:

Since the day her baby sister was taken, Holly’s mind hasn’t been the same. PTSD, panic attacks, nightmares and blocked memories have plagued her ever since. And now they’ve returned.

Hard-edged Detective Vince O’Malley’s most recent case penetrated even his protective shell. Ordered to take time off to recover, he can’t let go, and on his own, follows the clues to Holly’s small upstate NY town.

His presence stirs ghosts from the past, shadows of a little girl lost, the suspicions of some tight-lipped locals with secrets to hide, and more than that inside Holly’s fragile mind and untouched heart.

My Review:

Run, run as fast as you can….
…. you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man…

Sometimes a gal needs a break in her normal book review routine. Sometimes a gal just needs to read a book she wants to read!! I found the plot line interesting so I picked this book up for free on Amazon when they had a promotion. I am absolutely glad I did. This book was gripping, twisted, and left you wondering who it was all the way until the end.

But the twists didn’t end there.

Holly with her needy but stubborn and strong, PTSD but a deep will-to-live and her painful past she has forgotten to make life liveable…
Vince with his ego, brawn and absolute desire to stay away from “needy” women…    Both pulled together in this story of a child pedophile/killer who is still killing after 18 years. A small town who has never seen crime like this and a reclusive old famous “horror movie star.” A rogue cop makes good, a woman overcomes her fears, and a killer….found?

Only Negative:
There was only one part of the book that made me raise and eyebrow. There was one chapter, which consisted of maybe 20 sentences, that was from the view of the killer’s. It was the only time in the book it was mentioned. I think it was confusing to throw in there. The author is a superb author in how writes a windy, twisted road of suspense and mystery. But this once paragraph was either unneeded, or should have been expanded on throughout the book.

This book was a quick read and free on Amazon. It was totally work downloading if you’re into suspense/killer/crime novels.


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