Daddy’s Home by A.K. Alexander
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (December 11, 2010)
A KILLER STALKS HIS PREY… A calculating and deadly killer is in search for what he terms as his perfect family. Preying upon single mothers and their innocent children, the police have dubbed him “The Family Man.” HE
WATCHES THEM…HE TAKES THEM… He plays out his role as the perfect father. When things don’t go so perfect in his insane fantasy world, the family man kills.
HOLLY JENNINGS IS ON THE CASE… Crime Scene Investigator Holly Jennings of the San Diego Police Department is determined to track him down and see that justice is served. With Holly being a single mother herself, this man’s crimes are deeply personal to her, and turn more so when a friend and her daughter become the latest victims of “The Family Man.” Along with tracking an evil killer, Holly is dealing with her own internal demons. She is raising her daughter Chloe alone after the death of her husband–a death she feels guilty for. To complicate her life further, Holly is doing her best to avoid possibly falling in love again with charming veterinarian Brendan O’Neil. As Holly delves deeper into solving the murders, she finds herself being sucked into a game of cat and mouse by “The Family Man,” that may lead her down a dark path too horrible to bear. One that may cost her gravely-her family, her new found love, and even her life.
This would be a good book for anyone who likes a good murder mystery with some romance thrown in. For me, I thought the author spent too much time on the romantic aspect of the book, but that’s because I’d rather read suspense than romance. I really liked Holly, and loved how dedicated she was to finding the killer. I liked Chad too, and even liked that I didn’t like Robb, at least in the beginning.
I thought the story line was different enough, I read a lot of mystery/thrillers but this had a serial killer like none I’ve ever read. There was plenty of action and mystery, and it kept me eager to read more.
My only complaint is that the ending was a little off. For me it just didn’t end right. This is the first book by this author, but I’d definitely read another from her.
A.K. Alexander is the pseudonym for popular mystery and fiction author Michele Scott. She has written the widely acclaimed women’s fiction novel, “Happy Hour,” as well as continuing to write the bestselling Nikki Sands mystery series.