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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Faceless by Dawn Kopman Whidden is a riveting mystery/thriller. Pretty teenage girls are murdered and found mutilated. The case is being handled by Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal. Jean discovers that most of the targets for the next attacks are her fourteen-year-old daughter Bethany's classmates. Bethany's behavior change intrigues Jean.
The story is a gory mystery with a lot of murder and scenes of mutilated bodies. The book is fast paced and it fills the reader with curiosity as to who the murderer could be. The development of the characters, and the plot twists and the turns add to the book's suspense. The reader keeps wondering who the murderer is. Could it be Bethany because of her suspicious behavior or is it her boyfriend? So many questions crowd in your mind while reading.
Faceless totally captures your attention. There is not a moment of boredom. You are so engrossed in the plot, the characters, and the intrigue that you will find it gripping. There is a lot of suspense and subplots that keep you engaged and make you think a little bit more than usual.
This is a must-read for all mystery/thriller lovers. The book will not disappoint you. Instead you might even prefer to give it a second reading. Will Jean and Marty crack the case? Will they face threats to their own lives and the lives of their family members?