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Reviewed by Anelynde Smit for Readers' Favorite
Quiet, Pretty Things by Megan Stockton is a twisted non-stop thrill ride that will keep you guessing until the end. Done from the point of view of the old cop, the partner, the rookie, and even the killer, this is a fresh take on a murder mystery. You are in the mind of a sick man playing a sick game, and you can’t do anything but watch. It is a nail-biting novel that will have you on your toes at all times. When the gruesome murders of a few girls start happening in Whitebranch, it is up to the detectives and coroner to solve a riddle. The killer toys with the police, leaving behind small tiles from an old game at each scene as he moves closer and closer to the lead detective Quentin Robichaud. Always one step ahead, the killer is taunting them until a breakthrough in the case cracks his little game wide open. Brilliantly written and well-executed, this is a real crime drama to catch you off guard.
I liked Quiet, Pretty Things by Megan Stockton. It is a very captivating story of a small town that has now become the playground for a killer. Every chapter explores the scene from a particular character’s perspective, even the killer’s, and that made it even more nerve-wracking. The detail she goes into is remarkable and you could see things happen as you read it. It is a very good novel for those seeking a thrill. I loved the complexity of the characters and the way they were so different from each other; the rookie being the thinker, the Old Hound being stuck in his ways, and the partner just trying to keep his family together. I would recommend this book to any lover of crime novels.