Maniacal

Maniacal Sleepy little North Bend just woke up The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe and her partner Detective Jack Steele have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake The to

  • Title: Maniacal
  • Author: C.M. Sutter
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sleepy little North Bend just woke up The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe, and her partner, Detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake The town is in an uproar The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn t happen in North Bend As bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victiSleepy little North Bend just woke up The newly promoted Sergeant Jade Monroe, and her partner, Detective Jack Steele, have just been informed of an unidentified male body found at a local lake The town is in an uproar The victim was nearly decapitated, and murder simply doesn t happen in North Bend As bodies turn up, the single connection between all of the victims becomes clear it s Jade, herself With each new victim getting one step closer to Jade, time begins to tick away She must find the person responsible before her loved ones, or herself, are targeted next Note All Detective Jade Monroe books are standalone stories, yet they are best read in chronological order 1 Maniacal 2 Captive 3 Fallacy coming soon 4 Premonition coming soon

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    1. So boring. Figured out the villain's identity a couple chapters in. Also how does a mental druggie psycho like that hide his crazy enough to do his job around the very people he hates, as well as avoid cameras and tech like he did? LOL.The author seems to think you write a good first-person POV by just changing "she" to "I." Not true. You need asides and thoughts and quips that are going on in the protagonist's head; this book didn't have that and could've just as easily been from a third-person [...]

    2. Another serial killer novel. How exciting. Right up there with a root canal.All the standard elements are here, meaning this book is just a clone of every other serial killer book ever written. At least Sutter didn’t fall into the trope of having the killer commit the most moronic mistake possible, thus making it possible for even a blind man to see who he was but did, on the other hand, have Jade and her partner experience an Aha! moment where they realized who the killer might be around page [...]

    3. Well, I do love a good tale about a demented psychopathic serial killer - and this one has a doozy! The maniac has a gruesome way of murdering his victims - and though it's fairly graphic, the author doesn't dwell on the details so that it becomes violence-porn. It's never disgusting - just creepy and eerie and very unpleasant to think about.The characters in what appears to be the beginning of a series are engagingever, intelligent and thoughtful. The writing style is clean and effortless. I en [...]

    4. Too much repetition. We don't need to hear about the coffee over and over. We don't need to hear about all the takeout food they eat and then confuse it with the vending machine food. They're not the same. The tense shifts were annoying-present tense and past tense all in the same sentence doesn't work. The main characters were predictable, the plot was predictable, and the serial killer's motive was old and overdone too many times before. Again, predictable. Too much stuff added in that had not [...]

    5. I just couldn't get in to this book-- I feel bad that I only got about 15% of the way through, but life is too short for me to keep reading things that didn't grab me right away.I will say that the constant physical descriptions of people got annoying really quickly (I repeat, 15% of the way in)-- I know the character is a cop, but like, it felt so clinical and dry and justjarring?Maybe the genre just isn't for me-- might be worth checking out if you prefer crime novels.

    6. "Missed the target"There are plenty of characters in this one; and loads of procedural detail. The plot is simple enough to follow, but I found the extra layers of people and descriptions too confusing. It's an easy read, and will occupy a few hours on a long flight, but I never fully engaged with Jade Monroe to the extent that I would wish to follow her stories through a series.

    7. Didn't likeBook had too much detail and seemed it was written by a novice writer. I couldn't read the book more than a quarter through.

    8. I found this wasn't anything very different and it was pretty formulaic as murder mysteries go (and as a rule I don't ever download those covers anymore with the hooded man as there are tons out there). I liked the characters of both Jade and Jack and Amber, too and the story kept my interest but it wasn't anything new, strange or startling, I found.I was shocked at the amount of prisons in Wisconsin !! That's a LOT in one state.Something funny which I thought made for a jawdropping chapter open [...]

    9. Suspense-filled readThis one had me on the edge of my seat almost to the end. Definitely will look for more things from this authorlled

    10. So gladthat this is going to be a series. I really enjoyed the characters and am looking forward to watching them grow. Give this one a try, I doubt you'll be sorry.

    11. The story opens being told from the killer POV, a man being driven and controlled by an inner voice, a man who is a misogynist—it appear from listening to the voice directing him that he hates women because of something that his mother did to him. At the very beginning of chapter two the POV switches to that of the Sheriff’s Departments detective, a female detective newly promoted to sergeant, which would catch the case. This switching between perp and detective reminds me of another book t [...]

    12. So I got to about chapter 6 in this book before I had to cut my losses. It started off promising, where we meet the villian, Dime, and his first victim. But thenThis story is narrarated from the main character's perspective. If I thought like she did, I'd probably go insane in five minutes. We meet her boss. We get his age, body type, hair color. He dispatches the detective and her partner to go to a crime scene.We meet the forensics crew of 2. We get Forensics Person 1's name, age, personality, [...]

    13. 3.5 StarsAs far as crime thrillers go, this wasn't the best I've read, but it wasn't the worst neither. It had the potential to be a most excellent read but there were so many details, it got unnerving! I mean every single person, place and thing was described to its very last and exact detail, it was quite ridiculous and a waste of reading time. The whodunit was easy to guess as you went along but the storyline was still quite intriguing.I felt like the last few pages were super rushed, going f [...]

    14. Well, this is what I read on Christmas day. It's not as violent as I thought it would be, nor is it gory and horrific, but the bad guy is about as sick and twisted as they come, and really, his character was too much. The author doesn't go into great gory details about the murder, but the descriptions of the restaurants and the foods they eat are very, very repetitive; seriously, they're going from one restaurant to the next for lunch or dinner, and even if they do get home, there will be take C [...]

    15. From the very beginning, I was thinking reading this one will be a waste of time.The story kept going round and round.However, after the second victim, I started reading it more and more and realized I should end it to know more. Other people kept saying they knew about the killer, but I didn't have any concrete idea!I was about to give it a 4 star rating because of all the sandwiches, coffee and food etc. But I'm giving it a 5 for all the details the author wrote about the scenes and the charac [...]

    16. Scary. A small town is shocked at the heinous death of a drug dealer and although killed in Milwaukee his body is dumped in their small town. Jade as a newly minted detective sgt and her police officers go to great lengths to find the perp. Shortly thereafter jades yoga teacher is found dead battered and thrown in the woods and then the death of a local realtor. All of the deaths are done in a vile way causing such pain and suffering. While the town is on tenterhooks the police keep whittling aw [...]

    17. The good, the bad and the psychotic serial killer. Things are either moving fast of falling apart for Jade Monroe. With her promotion from Detective to Seargent you would think that she has much to celebrate. Unfortunately it came at a same time of a cheating husband and divorce. Ahhh well that is nothing in comparison with catching a case of a psychotic serial killer who seems to have taken a dislike to people close to Jade. It's a race to catch a killer and help her little sister Amber transit [...]

    18. Couldn't FinishI really liked the description of the book & was looking for a new author & series to read. I picked this one to start as it was free. I wanted to like the book but the writing style drove me nuts. The simplistic sentences and excessive description we're distracting. I got several chapters in and skipped to the end. I'd like to give the author the benefit of the doubt and preview some of her more current work in hopes that her writing style has matured and become more soph [...]

    19. Really very good thriller.This book is about serial killer, he was abused by his mother. Grow up to hate authorities, especially women, functional and clever. People around him doesn't notice his mental illness. Detective Jade is very strong woman, doesn't worry about her looks, does her job without complaining. Great roll model for her sister Amber, she has a great future ahead of her. Polly, Porky and Spaz has a good home too. Will be reading more about them and everybody that loves to read th [...]

    20. Jade is a sargeant in the police force of or by North Bend, Wisconsin. The only reason I read this book is because I live in North Bend, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. It was a good story, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Our author does a good job hiding the killer in plain sight. The ending comes quick, and I thought the killer was going to be Jack, .So was it Jack, or someone else? read it yourself.

    21. Someone is on a killing spreePolice Sargent Jade Monroe and her partner Jack are on the track of a killer. First victim is a young gang banger/drug dealer. Second is Jade’s Yoga instructor. Third is a local realtor. There is no connection to any of them Lots of twists and turns, with an ending putting Jade’s sister in the killers grasp.

    22. I enjoyed this book. It's an easy read, everything you need to know is told without pages of waffle and description. The clues are there. One sentence about half way through made me sit up and say HA HA aloud and although I was enjoying the book after that I found it difficult to put down, trying to work out who the serial killer was.

    23. I have discovered a new series.I was busy when I started this book, but as I continued reading I found myself making time to read. I enjoyed this police procedural. I also enjoyed just enough character background to get a feel for Jade and her sister. I will recommend this book, and am looking forward to the next book in the series, Captive.

    24. Very twistyI'm usually pretty good at figuring this stuff out very quickly, but this one had me 2nd guessing myself at every turn. My initial suspicion was so far off the mark, it's ridiculous. It's a bit jumpy, skipping multiple days with no notice or explanation, which is a little bit of a bummer (& the reason this gets a 4 star). Still, a really good book.

    25. Maniacal was an AMAZING Read!!Maniacal was a non-stop read for me! Absolutely could not put it down!! It makes you feel, like you are right there, along with the police as they investigate. A VERY SURPRISING ENDING!!

    26. The book synopsis was more interesting & mysterious than the book itself was. I almost never figure out who the murderer is until right before the 'big reveal.' In this book, however, I had it figured out early on.

    27. Surprise endingThe story is a mystery building to the end. I had no clue the book would end as it did. The story was a mystery and a thriller without all the gore. Very well written

    28. Just so so## Liked it but didn't love it. A little slow for me. Too many lengthly descriptions of inconsequential things. Without all the unimportant info this book could've moved faster and been about 50 pages shorter.

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