Friday, March 4, 2011


Title: Kill Me Once

Author: Jon Osborne

Publisher: Random House

RRP: $32.95

ISBN: 9781846058011

Release Date: 01/02/11


A thoroughly shocking, riveting, and startlingly inventive thriller from a chilling new voice.


At a tender and vulnerable young age, FBI Special Agent Dana Whitestone witnessed the brutal murders of her beautiful and loving parents. Her idyllic childhood instantly shattered, the loss was crushing and drove her towards a determined and deeply personal mission to fight the most evil and twisted of criminals – an obsession that has taken over her life. Tough and driven, she lives for her work, but now this expert investigator is stumped by her latest case – a sadistic serial killer who mocks her every step, and with immaculate precision, compulsively covers his own.

This butcher makes no mistakes. His calling cards reveal nothing about who he is – rather, they recall the actions of others. What at first appears to be the work of a copy-cat soon evolves into an explosive game of cat and mouse, a shockingly personal battle between an agent with an agenda and a brilliantly demented killer with an axe to grind and a mess to clean up. Dana must force the hand of the crazed perfectionist she trails, whose capture rests solely on a chance mistake.

Savvy, terrifying, and unputdownable, this is a smart and profoundly haunting thriller that will resonate, chill, and leave readers checking their doors and windows.


If you enjoy a, sit on the edge of your seat, fast paced, thriller, then Osborne’s Kill Me Once will be a book you just have to have. The pieces of the crime are drawn together in a manner that builds the suspense until the point of the final unveiling at the end. The many layers of the story will keep you guessing throughout the book.

I’ve never read any of Osborne’s books before and found this one good enough to convince me to search out other books by the author.

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