Alice McKerrity is a judge in criminal court, so she’s seen her fair share of killers. When William Henry Young walks into her court, accused of raping and murdering a pregnant woman, there’s something about him that makes Alice begin to relive her past. Some thirty years ago, she was the victim of a violent crime and has never been the same since. The case against Young takes her back to that fateful night, which she has kept buried for all these years. She will have to confront her past and deal with the fact that her attacker may have hurt others over the years and that she was in fact his First Victim.
I had a hard time putting this book down. The short chapters are full of suspense, encouraging you to just go one more chapter until you realize you’ve read the whole thing! I enjoyed the complexity of Alice’s character and the storyline was interesting as the motive for the killer was different than the usual. The plot twists kept things motivated without being over the top. Babitt’s little hints along the way kept you guessing as to how it all fit together. I highly recommend this one.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller