Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) by Blake Pierce


Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) by Blake Pierce

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!

Customer Reviews

Good read

Great storyline, suspense and excitement.

Spell check??

This book is actually pretty good, the only issue that I have is that there are multiple issues with spelling and grammar mistakes. When I see that in a book, it makes me want to stop reading it all together because the author didn't have the time to re read their book & spell check it.

Novice writer

The plot is interesting. My problem is with character development. The main character is hard to like. She is full of herself and a martyr. At on point in the book she describes herself as being looked down upon by her peers because she is young, smart and attractive. She actually says that! Sub characters aren't fully developed either.

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) by Blake Pierce
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: May 19, 2016
  • Publisher: Blake Pierce
  • Seller: Lukeman Literary Management
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Mackenzie White Mystery

Customer Ratings

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