Review-Looking Glass Killer Volume II: The Matthew-Matt Trilogy by Floyd Merrell


Synopsis:A psychopathic killer is on the loose. Detectives Lucia and Mike find themselves in a bind. They must decipher the criminal’s outpouring of riddles, puzzles, paradoxes, and words fused with words. It reminds them of a Lewis Carroll novel. In fact, Alice’s looking glass often comes to mind. It is as if the psychopath existed in an illogical, irrational and inconsistent world of his own making. This killer is obviously brilliant. He knows forensics and the media inside out. Who is he? How can Lucia and Mike to terms with his idiosyncrasies and bring him to justice?

I did not read the first book in the series and that didn’t make it hard to understand or follow along. It actually felt more like a stand alone book because there definitely wasn’t any character mentioned whose name was Matt or Matthew. Well written mystery but  I did feel the conversations between Lucia and Mike were too extensive in their hunt for the killer. They discussed books, philosophy, geometry and even psychology trying to piece together the clues left by the killer. Lucia is likable and tough woman who finds herself doing alot of soul searching trying to figure out who the killer is and who is leaking information to the press. Great read for anyone likes psychological thrillers that will keep you guessing to the very end.

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