The second Chris Carter book sees Detectives Hunter and Garcia come up against a particularly clever killer, who seems to know what scares people the most, and then carries out almost ritualistic acts of torture on them before allowing his victims to die.
Another clever book from Carter, although not quite as good as The Crucifix Killer (in my opinion). The idea of the markings was something he experimented with in his opening novel, so although it added to the plot of the second, I was disappointed to see him using something so similar - but hey, if it worked first time...
The deaths were equally as brutal, and they hit a psychological spot in the reader as well, drawing on our own fears that we share with the characters. This definitely added to the effect, which I think must have been an intention of Carter's when he was writing.
Staccato-style chapters means that once again you find yourself flying through the book, and helps to keep that steady pace throughout.
Overall, another decent effort, and I enjoyed the many twists again. Keep 'em coming.