Dark Pursuit {Book Review}

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Dark Pursuit | Jennifer Chase

Dark Pursuit

Crime Thriller

Date Published: 3/13/15

From the International Award Winning EMILY STONE THRILLER SERIES: 

Vigilante detective Emily Stone has covertly hunted down killers and closed more serial cases than most seasoned homicide cops combined. Her exceptional profiling skills and forensic techniques, along with deductive crime scene investigations, have made her a compelling force that cannot be beat.
She has reached her ultimate breaking point and now must face her toughest opponent yet – her biggest fears.

With preciseness, the Tick-Tock Killer has taken his next child victim and promised to dump the body precisely four days later, mocking police and the community. Stone struggles to balance her inner demons and ghosts from the past, against the wits of a brutal and cunning serial killer in an all-out battle of psychological warfare.

Can Stone save the next child in time? Dark Pursuit is an action-packed cat and mouse game that will take you to dark places rarely explored.

My review of Dark Pursuit

This is an intriguing story. First, Jennifer Chase throws you right into the midst of an intense action sequence involving a sadistic, vicious psychopath. The next thing you know, you’re thrown into another story, the past of the main character. And then…well, I’m not gonna go there, because that’s for you to find out.

Just about everything works for me in Dark Pursuit; the action, the storyline, the characters, and the storytelling. One thing, though, was a slight sticking point for me: the typos and punctuation errors. Now, for the sake of full disclosure, I used to be an editor (although some say, “Once an editor, always an editor.”) so I tend to read everything with a discerning eye. What strikes me as an issue might be nothing to the next person. But I can’t not mention it, if I’m being honest, which I am.

That being said, Dark Pursuit was a good story — exciting, fast-paced, intense, and compelling. That’s worth more than a missing comma or typo.

About the author of Dark Pursuit

Dark Pursuit Author Jennifer Chase

Jennifer Chase is an award-winning author and consulting criminologist.  She has authored six crime fiction novels, including the award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.

Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology.  These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists. Keep up with Jennifer on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. says

    I’m to the point where I pay little attention to typos now. I find them in current novels from major publishing houses with professional editors, so to find them in an independent author’s book doesn’t strike me as more important than if it was in TOR or HARLEQUIN. When I review a book, I look for plot, character, and pace, and whether or not the author entertained me. I also love to read old books, and laugh out loud at some of the typos I find from fifty years ago. Typos have been around since cave drawings, and will be with us forever. They’re not going to stop me from reading. Enjoyed your review of DARK PURSUIT. God Bless our editors, even if some things slip by. You’re our safe passage through the maze of the written word.

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