|Angel's Tip by Alafair Burke|
Back cover: Thrilled to spend the final hours of her spring break in the VIP room of an elite Manhattan club, fresh-faced Indiana college student Chelsea Hart remains behind when her girlfriends call it a night. The next morning, joggers find her body in East River Park, her blond hair brutally hacked off.
NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher believes the group of privileged men last seen plying Chelsea with free-flowing alcohol most likely includes a murderer. But after building a tight case against a young hedge fund managed, Ellie has her doubts, because Chelsea's slaying is eerily similar to three other murders from nearly a decade ago. Continuing the investigation long after the department brass is satisfied with their case, hard headed Ellie plunges into a late night party world of conspicuous wealthy and hedonistic consumption to catch the real killer--unaware that a psychopath is watching her every move...and eager to kill again.
Alafair Burke bats it out of the ball park with Angel's Tip. I enjoyed it more than Never Tell. This fast paced, action packed police procedural has so many twists and turns and keeps you so intrigued wondering exactly how Ellie and her partner Rogan are going to figure it out, you don't want to put it down. Ellie is the newest officer in the Homicide department and when she happens to be the first officer on the scene when Chelsea Hart's body is found, she moves fast to take charge. Her new partner, seasoned detective J.J. Rogan supports her 100% and goes to bat for her, providing with some credibility with the rest of all male homicide squad. Just when she thinks they have the killer nailed down, she receives a tip that opens up a whole can of worms. The murderer is not at all who I expected, since there were just enough red herrings to throw you off the scent. Thoroughly enjoyed the story and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
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