The Poet by Lisa Renee Jones
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones brings a fresh, modern take to the thriller genre that will keep you guessing until the very end.
“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” -Jean Cocteau
Some call him friend or boss.
Some call him husband or dad.
Some call him son, even a favorite son.
But the only title that matters to him is the one the media has given him: The Poet.
A name he earned from the written words he leaves behind after he kills that are as dark and mysterious as the reason he chooses his victims.
One word, two, three, a story in a poem, a secret that only Detective Samantha Jazz can solve. Because he’s writing this story for her.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
If you enjoy Murder/Mystery/Suspense books, then you will love this one.
We have the prologue to start us off with. Is the killer one of the kids that we briefly meet? All will be revealed, be patient.
Detective Samantha Jazz has being assigned to a serial killer case, it wasn’t hers to start off with, but the detective on this case has been relocated! (I know, strange right?)
The reason why Jazz gets the case, her love of poetry (I’m already shouting at my kindle, YOUR GOING TO BE THE TARGET)
We get both sides of the story in this book (the killer and the detective) and I liked that idea, so often it’s just kill or apprehend the killer and then he/she is carted off….
So to see inside the killers mind made for a different angle.
So…… We have a serial killer who likes to leave poems for the police. Is there a significance to the type of poem? Are the victims known to one another? And why does Jazz have a feeling she’s going to be a critical piece of this puzzle?!
I was so engrossed in trying to figure out who The Poet was along with Jazz that I didn’t want to put the book down. Thank goodness my kindle was fully charged!
I also liked the secondary characters, Detective Lang made me chuckle at some of his comments, and her grandfather was just lovely.
I will admit that the prologue did help a little with figuring out who the killer was, but as we didn’t have a name to go on, we could only put the clues together, and that’s how I couldn’t put the book down, you know it’s on the end of your tongue, it’s almost at the front of your mind, you need just one more piece of the puzzle and your done.
It’s a really well thought out and executed book. The authors attention to detail is very precise, we get all the process, and you feel like your working alongside the police. Very much like a CSI episode.
Oh, and by the way, this would make a great movie.
And rumour has it, Detective Samantha Jazz is a first book in a new series. Keeping my fingers crossed, love a strong and intelligent woman.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed Inside Out series. In addition, both her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Todaylists.
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books that have been translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones’s suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned a multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised byDallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business inEntrepreneur Magazine.