My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Many Thanks to Net Galley, Thomas & Mercer and Anne Frasier for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
Most fans of thrillers would have read enough serial killer books but rarely are books focused on the family of a serial killer. Find Me by Anne Frasier is chilling not because of any gruesome killing, well that too, but coz of the emotional abuse and trauma that children of serial killer face. The story is dark, the opening chapter itself causing a spiky heartbeat. The author’s portrayal of the use of an innocent child for a parent’s whim is stark and graphic.
In fact, the whole book is about the trauma that not just Reni as Benjamin Fisher’s daughter and victim of his crimes is going thru but also how the loss of a mother shaped the entire life of Detective Daniel Ellis. 30 yrs. of searching for her father’s victims hasn’t given Reni the peace and freedom from guilt and I was really thankful that there was only a small part of Ben Fisher as Anne Frasier’s writing is so vivid that I didn’t want to read any more manipulative techniques on Reni.
I loved both Reni’s and Daniel’s character as individuals who have faced baptism by fire and still be strong although the emotions are sometimes crippling them. The final chapters with its terrible reveals had me literally on my feet trying to keep my thumping heart under control. The atmosphere created in the story is another plus as the desert and the skies adds a layer of vastness and limitless boundaries.
Eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.
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A bone-chilling family history is unearthed in a heart-stopping thriller by New York Times bestselling author Anne Frasier.
Convicted serial killer Benjamin Fisher has finally offered to lead San Bernardino detective Daniel Ellis to the isolated graves of his victims. One catch: he’ll only do it if FBI profiler Reni Fisher, his estranged daughter, accompanies them. As hard as it is to exhume her traumatic childhood, Reni can’t say no. She still feels complicit in her father’s crimes.
Perfect to play a lost little girl, Reni was the bait to lure unsuspecting women to their deaths. It’s time for closure. For her. For the families. And for Daniel. He shares Reni’s obsession with the past. Ever since he was a boy, he’s been convinced that his mother was one of Fisher’s victims.
A five-hundred-mile road trip lies ahead. Thirty years of bad memories are flooding back. A master manipulator has gained their trust. For Reni and Daniel, this isn’t the end of a nightmare. It’s only the beginning.