Cleveland's police forensic scientist, Maggie Gardiner is called to the most gruesome murder scene imaginable. The victim, a CEO of a mortgage lending firm has met a horrible death and it's Maggie's job to help police detective, Jack Renner catch the murderer. Without any clues to go on, the deranged psychopath hones in on his next victims.
Perish is the first book I've read by author, Lisa Black. It is the third book in the Gardiner and Renner series. I would benefit reading the first two books in the series to understand the secretive and strange relationship between Gardiner and Renner; even though flashbacks were given to figure it out.
Thirty percent into reading, I began to pull away from the story. There was so much detailed writing about mortgage lending and unsavory practices which I didn't understand. However, Ms. Black soon redeemed herself and the "meat and potatoes" were served again.
The elaborate specifics of the murder scenes are attributed to Ms. Black's expertise as a forensic scientist and latent print examiner. The descriptive, gruesome murder scenes and gathering evidence procedures could only be told by an expert....impressive!
I truly enjoyed reading Perish by Lisa Black. I will definitely read the first two books in the Gardiner and Renner series.
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington for the ARC for my honest review.