Body Count

Body Count

Paperback - 2007
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FBI agent Sophie Anderson has been trained to uncover the minds of serial killers, to understand their vile impulses and cravings--to catch them before they kill again.

Newly relocated from Australia, Sophie is settling in to her job at Quantico with the help of her new friend, Agent Samantha Wright, and a potential new boyfriend, Agent Josh Marco, and is quickly becoming the FBI's star profiler.

The only problem is the nightmares.

These intense images are more than dreams. They are psychic visions, like those she experienced during childhood when her brother was abducted.

When grisly details match recent crime scene photos, she confides in Sam, and her visions lead to several breakthroughs in the case. But when Sam is abducted, Sophie must finally trust her visions and use them. She may not have been able to save her brother, but perhaps she can save Sam--and herself.

Publisher: Ontario : Mira, 2007
ISBN: 9780778325215


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btmslt May 03, 2012

An interesting mix of police work and psychic knowledge makes this novel gripping and hard to put down.

Sep 18, 2009

“She feels the killer’s feelings. She feels happiness and a surge of adrenaline as John goes limp. She collapses on the floor.”

Now, how does that teeny tiny excerpt not make you want to pick up this book? When a prologue starts out that creepy I feel like I’m in for a real treat and I was not disappointed. In fact, I think I’ve found a new series to become addicted to.

Sophie Anderson has recently relocated from Australia to D.C. and is now a part of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in the FBI. She’s a profiler and is slowly making a name for herself. But when she starts have flashes of scenes from the murderers point of view things begin to become complicated. Even more so when her best friend, fellow profiler and part of BAU, Sam is kidnapped. Now she must battle her wits against a formidable serial killer.

The plot was fast paced and left me wanting more. I love when FBI/cop stories have enough oomph that you want to keep reading and you don’t find yourself scheming pages out of boredom. Martin is fresh, blunt and in your face with visuals; all things that I love. If you’re going to write murder… write in bold gruesome details and Martin does this brilliantly.

This book reminded me of something Kay Hooper would write but with a bit more dark and twisty. Martin mixes a bit of paranormal/supernatural with hard, cutting edge FBI plot. I can tell that this was her first book and while I loved I do think that with a few more under her belt some areas that she jumped or skimmed over will become beefed up. I can generally roll with lots of shifts but I need a reason to go with and like I said, at times I felt that lacking. Still, she’s got me hooked and I will be getting the next book in her Sophie Anderson Series.


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