The Quiet Man (Jefferson Winter #4) by James Carol 

Many thanks to the publisher for my Netgalley review copy*

About the book:

In Vancouver, the wife of a millionaire is dead following an explosion in her own home.

Everyone thinks her husband is responsible, but former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter isn’t so sure. The method is too perfect; the lack of mistakes, uncanny. He’s seen a series of carefully orchestrated murders – once a year, on exactly the same day, a woman dies in a situation just like this one.

That date is fast approaching and Winter knows another victim has been selected. Can he identify the quiet man before he strikes again?

The Quiet Man by James Carol

My thoughts:

Ive read and loved all of the books and short stories featuring Jefferson Winter so I was thrilled to be able to read and review The Quiet Man as it’s been aaaaaages since I’ve read anything by James Carol.
The Quiet Man is another cracking instalment in the Jefferson Winter series. In this one, Winter is tasked with investigating a serial bomber case in Vancouver. Winter is up against the clock as the bomber strikes on the same day every year and he comes into the investigation in the run up to August 5th, the day the attacks usually happen.

The thing I love about these books is that we know Winter is the son of a serial killer, but it is never the main focus of the story. It is always there, bubbling under the surface, alluded to often but rarely mentioned. I love the inner turmoil that this causes to Winter, how he uses what he’s seen and knows from his last in trying to get into the mind of the killer.

Loved the sense of tension and urgency within this book too. And I really liked the characters Winter works with in this one. Laura is an ex-cop who was on the case, now working out on her own and still investigating the annual bombings. A great female lead, strong and unafraid.

One of my favourite book series, and I think that die hard fans of the series will thoroughly enjoy The Quiet Man!

Definitely recommended! 

Watch Me and Prey by James Carol

  

Ok, I’m doing a joint review for these otherwise I’ll never get through my reviews! These books are second and third in the Jefferson Winter series. The first is Broken Dolls (which was brilliant!!!) . Winter is an ex-FBI profiler, with a prolific serial killer for a father, he’s also a very likeable character.

Watch Me brings Winter to Louisiana where a lawyer has been burnt alive. The usual plot ensues, but these books are just so easy to read, and enjoyable.

Prey begins with a bang! Winter is in a diner in the middle of the night where a woman proceeds to shoot the cook in front of Winter. Before leaving she drops a newspaper article in front of him. What follows is a cat and mouse chase for a deranged female serial killer.

Carol has a good formula, tried and tested, and it works. The JW series (so far) is fun, easy and thrill-filled as far as these sorts of books go.