Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date - Published: 2016-05-19
  • Book Genre: Women Sleuths
  • Author: Blake Pierce
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,477 Ratings)

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) Blake Pierce read online review & book description:

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!

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Posted Reviews

  • Good

    4
    By GdScH1-2
    I’m not even done with the book but I like it so far but I don’t know why everyone says there are too many typos
  • Worth the time to read

    3
    By Beau 11
    Pretty. Good...glad I read it
  • Same old Formula

    2
    By behsjs disnsndn
    I read the Chloe Fine Series first because it’s a series and the order doesn’t matter. And after reading the reviews for both series, I’m so surprised no one has said it yet...this is the exact same plot line!! A dead parent. An estranged other parent. A relationship between sisters that’s frayed. A powerful female main character who is distracted by her failing love life. Like omg. I really dislike when authors have a formula they just plug the same info into and recycle throughout their books. Another thing, Chloe walks into a church and is surprised the book the priest is reading is the Bible. What idiot would be surprised to see this? Does she think priests read crime novels? Like cmon. Also, she must be living in a hole to not recognize the letters on the post were bible verses. Like duh. Very unbelievable storyline. If she’s a detective, she should know this stuff whether she’s religious or not. The thing that bothered me the most was the ending. It was super confusing. The killer says multiple times that his victim is naked and then she’s referred to as the victim in a pink bra. Where did her clothes magically appear from? Mackenzie also makes several references to being disrespected as a female cop and low and behold, her fellow male coworkers hold the door open for her. Is she grateful? Not at all. I was so disappointed with this book. I truly enjoyed the Chloe Fine Series but this is a series I will not be finishing.
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    5
    By nE kNIEeb
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  • Before He Kills was extremely interesting.

    5
    By whitedog7
    Detective White faced job discrimination and had to fight for her place as well as solve a crime. I read it straight through in 2 hours, needing to know her conclusions on this case. Unfortunately, the cold case was just loose information thrown in there but never connected to the story line. However, the ending was sensational. There is a mistake in the entering the age of her mentor, saying he was a retired policeman who was 70 but looked 80. It notes the things he has done since retirement so his age should have been 80 in order to accomplish all that.
  • So many typos, lacking depth

    1
    By cantreadenoughmysteries
    Nearly from the start the lead character was a cliche, tough woman cop trying to prove herself, failed relationships, gets removed from case, goes rogue, finds killer alone but fellow cops come to the rescue. So many typos and continuity errors. The first book in another of his series was nearly identical. Loads of typos. Tough women copy trying to prove herself, failed relationships, gets removed, goes rogue, goes in alone to find the killer, rescued and revered by male partner. Seems like the author has the ability to develop a good story but rushes through the content and story line, leaving a lot of gaps and predictable plot “twists”. Not enough depth to really make you like or care about the characters.
  • Poor editing

    3
    By JC Troutstream
    Just as in his other book series, a Chloe Fine mystery, the author makes many editing errors. It wouldn’t be so hard to look past if it were grammar and punctuation alone but it is not. Characters names are often mixed up which greatly distracts from the story and lessens the overall reading experience.
  • Before he kills

    4
    By VDMckay
    This was my first read by this author. The story was good but there were a considerable number of typos. Editing was pretty bad. But I’ll go on to next book in series.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Siner94
    I recommend this book. It’s very entertaining and keeps you on your toes.
  • Before he kills

    4
    By nickname5452316
    Interesting lead character but too impulsive to be fully believed. Still pretty good story and while the murderer is typical, other characters and situations are quite good

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