An Evil Mind, written by Chris Carter, is the sixth novel in the Robert Hunter series.
When a truck loses control and crashes into a building and clipping another car in the process it reveals something gruesome; two decapitated heads with tongues & eyes removed, teeth extracted, and lips padlocked together. It leads to the arrest of a serial killer who has gone unnoticed for 25 years!
Detective Robert Hunter, of the LAPD’s Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit, is about to go on vacation for the first time in years when he is called back into work. The serial killer has said he will only talk to him and not the FBI.
The suspect, interviews and disclosures from a violent, resourceful and very clever killer that likes to experiment bring back a lot of memories for Hunter. As they memories surface, they are about to have a painful reaction for Hunter as his past in opened up and delved into.
Overall, this is another excellent novel from Chris Carter, the more I read by him, the more he is fast becoming one of my favourite authors (up there with Stephen King and Dean Koontz). Some parts of the book I found reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris; interviews with a serial killer that wants “quid pro quo”.
A perfect psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The featured serial killer truly has “An Evil Mind”. As Chris Carter is a qualified criminal psychologist the psychology of the killer is written perfectly and is a terrifying character.
The book moves at a good pace with enough suspense at the end of each character before moving to a heart-thumping, breathless finale.
An Evil Mind is a shocking, intelligent and pulsating read.
RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £8.99 (Paperback) / £4.99 (Kindle)