Eleven by Carolyn Arnold
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Eleven is a police procedural thriller based on the investigation of a current serial killer with narcissistic tendencies. It follows the investigation through several viewpoints, but chiefly through the eyes of Brandon Fisher, a trainee special agent.
While I don't normally read police procedurals (and don't tend to watch "CSI"-type shows), I enjoyed Eleven. It moved at a cracking pace, but was still a complex story with several sub plots, such as Brandon's troubled relationship with his wife and his antagonistic mentor. Brandon came across as a well-rounded likeable main character. The other supporting characters were well written, too; I especially liked the supporting characters Zachary and Nadia (both agents).
One issue I had with the Kindle edition of Eleven is that the majority of commas seem to have gone missing when the formatting was done. I am very big on the need for commas to break up sentence ideas and clauses, but often complicated sentences in the Kindle edition would run without a single comma and this made the novel a little harder to read.
All in all: an excellent read, which I'm sure will be a favourite for fans of police procedurals and intelligent suspense novels.
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