Reviewed by David Savage
Vengeance Is Mine by Harry James Krebs is the first book in the Benjamin Tucker Mystery Series,
Seventeen years after his girlfriend was killed and beheaded a serial killer has emerged killing and beheading his victims. Benjamin Tucker is an ex-investigative reporter turned successful crime novel author and an amateur detective. Recently married to a very wealthy woman he has everything he could hope for including kids, a great mother-in-law, a temperamental cook and a lopsided dog.
When gruesome murders start to occur near his home town he offers his services to the police in the hunt to track the killer. A serial killer is beheading his female victims and taking away their heads and Ben has to help discover who the killer is and how he operates.
But what are the killer’s motives and can he protect his family and stay alive when the killer focuses in on him?
Vengeance Is Mine is an excellent, well-written thriller with believable characters and I can honestly say it has to be one of the best books, if not the best, I have read this year. A great mix of characters with a plot that keeps you turning the page wanting more.
From start to finish this is one book that is exciting, absorbing and keeping the reader immersed in the story.
A truly exciting and thrilling crime novel with a dangerous killer, quirky police officers, humour and romance it has a bit of everything to stop you putting the book down. I can’t wait for the next in the series.
If crime thrillers are your thing and you only read one book this year, I highly recommend Vengeance Is Mine, you won’t be disappointed.
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