As the last leaf of autumn falls, so comes the final reckoning in Frieda Klein, psychologist’s pursuit of serial killer, Dean Reeve. Of course, just who is pursuing whom? If you like final conclusions, this is a deadly one indeed. It has taken seven nail-biting novels to get here.
Readers of the previous seven will know Frieda, her friends and family well, and will miss them after this final farewell, but even if you start right here, it’s obvious that they are all your old friends, as well. Loyal to a man, or a woman, she misses them as much as they do her, but with Reeve’s intent to destroy those near and dear to her just stepping-stones on the path to cutting her throat, she must avoid them.
A student, intent on writing a dissertation on the enigmatic Klein, steps into the path of the killer. As intent as Klein is on keeping away from her nearest and dearest to keep them from harm, she in turn must keep the student close to protect her. She must simultaneously follow the thread of a trail which the placing of bodies strategically around London indicates,until she can get ahead to lay an ambush of her own. Each new victim is a message. If she can’t interpret it, more may die.
An excellent finale to a great series. Thanks, Penguin Random House, South Africa for this ARC.