Reparation (A Broken Minds Thriller Book 3)

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Psychologist Dr. Bryce Davison is still recovering from his last encounter with a serial killer, when he receives a call from his friend, Lieutenant Dean, that a plastic surgeon has been murdered as well as a woman who had plastic surgery. Other than that coincidence, there doesn’t seem to be any connection. Dean and Davison work together to come up with a working profile for this killer. The profile continues to evolve as more bodies begin to pile up. All the women have had plastic surgery done, but not by the plastic surgeon who was murdered first. Someone is clearly sending a message, that they believe Reparation must be made, but Davison and Dean aren’t quite sure who is the responsible party is. Meanwhile, Dean is dealing with the stress of working multiple murder cases, as Davison is forging a new romantic relationship with his producer, still seeing clients at his practice as well as dealing with the trauma from the Amish serial killer he dealt with previously. Unfortunately, murder doesn’t wait for those involved to become emotionally stable before striking again. Davison and Dean will have to use all the resources at hand to put a stop to the terror in New Alex.

Although this is the third book in the Broken Minds series, it is my first introduction to Dr. Bryce Davison. While it certainly would have added more depth to Bryce’s character as well as Dean’s and Meaghan’s, it wasn’t critical to have read any of the other books to follow this story. Having a degree in psychology as well as an interest in criminal profiling, I thoroughly enjoyed Davison’s insights. I also enjoyed Davison’s emotional depth and the way he responded to his clients. He comes off as an intensely caring individual, not clinical. I don’t know what the previous books were like, but I’m wondering if I would have enjoyed them more. There was quite a bit of the sexual element in here with both those working on the case and the victims. It was fairly graphic and in relation to the crimes, wasn’t adequately explained. The only other thing that would have been helpful would have been to have a heading at each chapter to let you know who’s speaking as it jumps around from different characters’ points of view and not having a background in who each is, sometimes made it difficult to follow. Overall, a fast-paced psychological thriller with some police procedurals thrown in. I’m definitely interested in reading the rest of the series and following Dr. Davison.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format eBook
Page Count 276 pages
Publisher Dead End Publishing
Publish Date 18-Oct-2021
ISBN Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller