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Monday, July 20, 2015

Book Review: Inferno (Reilly Steel #2) by Casey Hill

Finished July 20, 2015

Synopsis on Good Reads


Read the clues. Decode the science. Reveal the murderer.

That's Reilly Steel's mantra. Find the answers, solve the crime. But the Quantico-trained forensic investigator is finding her skills aren't enough when a ferociously intelligent killer strikes Dublin.

The modus operandi is as perplexing as it is macabre. What connects the two seemingly disparate, high-profile victims?

Their corpses refuse to give up their secrets and the crime scenes prove a forensic investigator's worst nightmare. Reilly soon suspects that she may be dealing with a killer - or killers - who know all about crime scene investigation.

The police are just as frustrated by the crimes' impenetrable nature and it's only when a third murder occurs - equally graphic and elaborate in its execution - that they discover that this particular killer is using a very specific blueprint for his crimes.

Who is the killer's next victim, the real target? And what's his endgame?


My Review on Reads
5 of 5 stars

Inferno is the follow-up to Taboo and it was a great read. I didn't expect a reference to Dates Inferno and the Divine Comedy, since a book by the same name I read at the beginning of the year was, but I loved the art references and also enjoyed comparing the way those references were used so differently. The murders were gruesome in accordance with the dark Renaissance work they take their influence e from.

A brilliant killer stays one step ahead of the police, even after they put the murders together and start to figure out the puzzle. And the motive; are the heinous crimes somehow justified? Can they be? I love a book that's intense, exciting and makes you think. Inferno did a wonderful job of that!

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