Thursday, December 6, 2012

{Review} Corktown by Ty Hutchinson

ISBN #: 978-1480126756
Page Count: 360
Copyright: November 6, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace

(Taken from back cover)

The Doctor Is Back.

In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But there's a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago.

Because of her expertise with serial killers, former hotshot detective and now FBI agent, Abby Kane, is tasked with figuring out how this madam is able to kill again. When she visits The Doctor behind bars, he swears he's innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.

Corktown dives headfirst into the grit of Detroit, exposing the government corruption and deadly violence that has haunted the city for decades.

Charlene's Review:

Abby Kane, a widow and mother to two children, also happens to be an FBI agent. When a serial killer appears to have resurfaced in Detroit, Abby and her partner, Trey Wilkinson, are called to investigate. Local authorities are sure they have a copycat killer, Abby isn't so sure. Facing a city known for its cover-ups and corruption, Abby and Trey face the most challenging, and dangerous investigation of their lives. When Abby purposely digs into a closed case, against the Mayors wishes, things heat up, fast, and the FBI agents very lives are put on the line. Abby must make a decision, between doing what is right, or returning home and not putting her already shaken family at risk.

Admittedly, I enjoy the Darby Stansfield series, so I cautiously read this new series opener with a little skepticism. Would it be similar, and could Mr. Hutchinson veer off and still manage to make it an enjoyable ride? I concede. Abby Kane is a force unto herself. Spirited, strong, don't-back-down Abby knows how to handle herself, and Corktown is surely just the beginning of another amazing series. Albeit reminiscent of the Darby Stansfield novels in its graphic violence, and sadistic killing styles, Mr. Hutchinson balances the violence with glimpses into the characters true selves and their personal lives. I highly recommend Ty Hutchinson's books to anyone that enjoys a good thriller. You will not be disappointed.

*A paperback copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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