A Sloane Burbank Mystery by Andrea Kane
Review: Andrea Kane introduces ex-FBI agent Sloane Burbank in Twisted, an aptly titled twist-filled thriller that tracks a serial killer in Manhattan.
Sloane Burbank works as a law enforcement consultant after a stint with the Manhattan District Attorney's office and several years with the FBI. She left the bureau after receiving a stab wound that resulted in the temporary loss of use of her right hand. While on a consulting assignment, she's contacted by the parents of a childhood friend who vanished a year ago. Although the FBI is still officially working on the case, there aren't many clues and little progress has been made. The lead investigator is Special Agent Derrick Parker who just happens to be Sloane's ex-partner and ex-lover. After Sloane insists that Derrick take a closer look at the disappearance of her friend, they discover a pattern emerging. Several other young, healthy, athletic, and educated women have also vanished. Sloane herself just happens to fit the profile of the missing women and is a potential target of an intelligent serial abductor.
Twisted is in many ways a sublime thriller. Sloane and Derrick's investigation veers off in unexpected directions that take the reader on a riveting journey. That the abductor is not known until the very end is a measure of how smartly written this book is. There's also the simmering personal and professional relationship between Sloane and Derrick that enhances the suspense created by the plot. Though positioned as a romantic thriller, there is far more thrill than romance in Twisted and the book should appeal to a wide range of readers who enjoy a truly superb mystery.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Twisted.
Acknowledgment: Book Trends provided an ARC of Twisted for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
William Morrow (Hardcover), March 2007
ISBN-13: 9780060741341; ISBN-10: 0060741341
Drawn in Blood
William Morrow (Hardcover), September 2009
ISBN-13: 9780061236808; ISBN-10: 0061236802
Location(s) referenced in Twisted: Manhattan, New York City