Book Review The Rose Red Reaper by Kristi Loucks

14 May

The-Rose-Red-Reaper-ebookTitle: The Rose Red Reaper

Author: Kristi Loucks

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller

Purchase: Amazon, Createspace

Lt. Commander Mason Cole never intended to follow his brother into law enforcement, but the murder of a loved one gave him the motivation needed to take a position as the head of Chicago’s Serial Crimes Unit. Along with his brother, Detective Devon Cole, former FBI Profiler and Technical Analyst Melinda Kade and Detective Piper Torello, Mason is tasked with finding some of the cities most prolific serial killers.

As a former Navy SEAL, Mason has seen some of the worst the world has to offer, but nothing could have prepared him for his initiation into the world of a serial killer.

Their first case came with a gruesome introduction from a man who has given himself his own press ready moniker. Known for his macabre signature and the white rose he leaves at the scene with a calling card signed in blood,


Mason and his team will pursue the killer through the vast streets of Chicago, across the affluent suburbs of the North Shore following cryptic clues left at each crime scene and pointing them to a web of violence dating back to The Reaper’s own childhood.

Complications begin to arise when The Reaper makes a connection to the woman that Mason loves. Dakota Rose Shelton. The stunning, raven-haired beauty that has carefully salvaged Mason’s broken heart may also be the key to ending The Reaper’s bloody reign. Left blind by a childhood illness, she must help them to assemble the pieces of the Reaper’s past with no visual memories to aid her.

Can Dakota help the team put the pieces together before The Reaper targets one of there own? And will she be able to fight off a killer that she cannot see?

It doesn’t happen very often that I read a novel so entertaining I have to read it in one sitting, but The Rose Red Reaper definitely succeeds in that department. The writing is sublime, the storytelling entertaining, the suspense high, and the characters thoroughly interesting. I liked the persona behind the serial killer: he has a history and background that shaped him into the person he is today, which makes all of this very intriguing.

The writing style was great as well, although some sentences were a bit clumsy. I liked the characters, and Mason was my favorite. He was like two sides of a coin: serious and mysterious, but also lovely and friendly. I liked how brave he was and how unafraid of everything. He was awesome, a great hero for a book. The killer was an excellent villain, with an actual personality to match.

I really liked this read, and would love to read the second book in the series.


One Response to “Book Review The Rose Red Reaper by Kristi Loucks”

  1. Kristi Loucks (@LoucksKE) May 14, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the Rose Red Reaper. And I really appreciate you sharing your opinion and the book with your followers, too! I’m getting close to wrapping the second book very soon, then off to editing 🙂 Shooting for late June!

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