Pathside Predator

A Bradley Whitman Novel

Fiction - Crime
286 Pages
Reviewed on 12/13/2023
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Author Biography

You can’t always plan where life will take you. That is certainly true for Christine Noyes. Growing up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, she spent her youth building forts, playing sports and enjoying the perceived innocence of the 1960’s.
Not having a clear vision of what her life should be, she went where she was most comfortable, to the kitchen. Beginning her work life as a cook at her grandfather’s restaurant at the age of eleven, she spent the next several decades re-inventing herself, becoming an accomplished chef, a sales representative, an entrepreneur, and now a writer and illustrator. She never chose her professions, they chose her.
She married her husband and soulmate, Al, in 1989. They moved to Orange, Massachusetts where, after Al’s passing, Chris remains today with thirty years of wonderful memories to keep her company.
When not at her keyboard, she can be found in her kitchen: back to her roots and love of cooking.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite

Pathside Predator by Christine Noyes is a gripping crime novel set in Massachusetts. With the body count rising and no signs of the killer stopping, the Revere Police Department and FBI agents Nick Gaston and Bradley Whitman race against time to unravel the mystery. As the investigation unfolds, the team faces not only the challenges of tracking down a sadistic killer but also personal and professional hurdles that test their resilience. The narrative takes unexpected turns, revealing shocking details about the killer's identity and motives. Amidst the intensity of the hunt, the characters grapple with their own demons, forging a connection between the past and the present.

Christine Noyes weaves a tale of suspense and psychological intrigue in Pathside Predator. The author creates a palpable sense of tension, drawing readers into a dark and complex world where the line between hunter and prey blurs. Christine explores the psychological toll of crime investigation, deftly portraying the characters' personal struggles, relationships, and the dynamics within the investigative team. The narrative unfolds with a meticulous blend of procedural details and character development, keeping the reader hooked from the first page to the last. I mostly enjoyed the vivid scenes, coupled with a compelling plot, which make Pathside Predator a riveting crime thriller that goes beyond the conventional boundaries of the genre. The surprising twists and turns made this one of my favorite reads. Overall, Christine Noyes delivers a compelling and thought-provoking crime novel that will leave readers on the edge of their seats.

Keith Mbuya

Law enforcement authorities in Revere, Massachusetts, knew they would be in for a rough time with the recent discovery of the naked, sexually assaulted, and mutilated body of a Caucasian woman. The nature of the woman’s murder pointed to one conclusion; the famous serial killer dubbed the “Pathside Predator” was now in Revere. The fact that the serial killer had a consistent pattern of methodically killing five victims in each location before moving on to the next only made things worse. FBI Agent Bradley Whitman and his team are determined to nab the Pathside Predator, who is now on the loose before he pounces on another victim. However, something terrible happens to Agent Bradley’s fiancée, and he can barely keep it together. Will he recover from his predicament in time to stop the Pathside Predator, or will it be too late? Find out in Christine Noyes’ Pathside Predator: A Bradley Whitman novel.

Christine Noyes’ Pathside Predator will have lovers of whodunit, mystery, and sleuth novels riveted. Featuring an intriguing plot and enthralling plot twists, the subtle tone of the storyline kept me hooked and flipping through page after page. The vivid depictions brought the scenes to life, plunging me right into the middle of all the action and drama in Revere. It felt like I was right there next to every character, helplessly watching the scenes unfold. The author expertly depicts the cast’s emotions, juxtaposing their complex traits. This made them authentic and easy to connect with. While Agent Whitman is restricted to a wheelchair by his paralyzed legs, he makes up for his disability with a shrewd, intuitive, and unique analytical mind. There is adventure, thrills, wit, and so much more to enjoy in this book.

Mimie Odigwe

A serial killer in Massachusetts is targeting women who fit a specific profile: fit, happily married, with children, and who follow a strict schedule. The Pathside Predator is an elusive, obsessive, and organized serial killer who is on the FBI’s most wanted list. Although confined to a wheelchair, Agent Bradley Whitman is quick and manipulative when he wants to be, and with skills like his, he is the ideal agent for the job. But when tragedy strikes, and he becomes the killer’s obsession, he loses focus and sinks into depression. With a sick killer posing as a vengeful angel of mercy on the loose, and women and their not-so-innocent husbands left vulnerable, a psychologist must do everything she can to pull Bradley out of his downward spiral and back into the case. The killer's obsession with Bradley leads to mistakes that may lead to justice. But there is more here than what meets the eye in Christine Noyes' Pathside Predator.

Christine Noyes explores the story of a killer with a distorted sense of right and wrong, delving into grief, betrayal, and scandal. The narrative unfolds the various paths people take in search of justice or peace, revealing a grey area where only justice matters. The novel offers strong character development and portrays heartbreaking events, challenging my own sense of right and wrong. It prompts reflection on who deserves sympathy—the predator, the FBI, the victims’ husbands, or anyone in pain unable to express it. Pathside Predator is fast-paced and intriguing, a highly engaging thriller, and a recommended book for lovers of murder mysteries.