It Ends with Herby Published 01 May 2018
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He started the game. She’ll end it.
FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair doesn’t give up easily. She’s spent years tracking serial killer Simon Cross, forced to follow his twisted clues and photographs across the country. Clarke knows that Cross selects only redheaded women and that he doesn’t target another victim until Clarke discovers the previous one.
He’s never broken pattern…until now.
A girl has already gone missing in upstate New York when a second one is kidnapped—a blonde. The killer’s MO has changed, sending Clarke back to the drawing board. The closer she gets to the truth, the deeper she’s drawn into an inescapable trap made just for Clarke. Whatever Cross’s ultimate game is, it ends with her.
It Ends with Her Reviews
"It Ends with Her" is about two people and their obsession with each other. FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair was involved in chasing serial killer Simon Cross with the help of her partner FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher. However, finding Simon Cross was not as easy as Clarke and Sam thought after he changed his pattern by taking two girls together. The readers of It Ends With Her will continue to follow the twists and turns of FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair and FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher investigation.
"It Ends With Her" is the first book I have read of Brianna Labuskes, and I did enjoy reading this book. I like the way Brianna Labuskes combine two plots throughout It Ends With Her. I did not see the ending of It Ends With Her it differently come out of left field for me. Brianna Labuskes did a great job in portraying her characters. "It Ends With Her" is well written by Brianna Labuskes. Brianna Labuskes engaged me with her characters and the plot from the beginning.
The readers of It Ends With Her will learn about FBI investigations procedures and the way they interact with local law enforcement. Also, It Ends With Her highlights the problems and consequences of sexual abuse and mental illness.
I recommend this book.
There are three POVs
1) Clarke – the main (and not very likeable character) – whose chapters were long and rambling.
2) Adelaide – a child.
3) Bess – a victim. (These chapters were much more exciting.)
I found the ‘serial killer v FBI / cat and mouse’ plot over-complicated, the relationships unlikely and the whole set up quite improbable.
Hard to describe
This is one of those books that leaves the reader emotionally drained. The characters were real, the story filled with every imaginable emotion, and the action non-stop. The writing is so intense, I became a part of the story, awakening at the end feeling a huge sense of loss. This is a book worth your time.
A page turning thriller
I chose this book as my Kindle First selection for April, as there was no other book I was remotely interested in. I'm glad I did.
While this may be Brianna Labuskes first novel, she is clearly an accomplished writer. The descriptions were thorough, sentence structure was good and it was well edited. I flew through the pages pretty quickly and it kept me up at night much later than I had wanted. To me, that is the mark of a great book.
So, why did I give it four stars instead of five? For me, the first quarter of the book dragged. I almost stopped reading at that point, but I've been trying to do a better job sticking with the books I've picked, as most of them improve the deeper you get involved in the story. That is certainly the case with It Ends With Her. My other gripe was the author's overuse of describing the characters' shoulders touching, particularly at the end of the novel. This is really a minor flaw, but was one that stood out to me, as I hate repetition.
All in all, this was a good book and I believe it is worth a read. I look forward to Ms. Labuskes next effort.
I hate when reviewers say that a book is hard to review, but this one is because a review could ruin the plot and the many plot twists.
The book revolves around three characters Bess, Adelaide, and Clark. Clark is a FBI agent who is chasing a serial killer targeting curly redheaded females. The killer happens to be winning the game he is playing with Clark and the F.B.I.. The book is written in three distinct timelines, and switching between the three female characters. All three encounter the serial killer at different stages of his life.
This book is good, but not great. The major relationship is between mentor F.BI. agent Sam and mentee Clark. The relationship is well written one but lacks some of the heart need to propel the book into five star range. This could be said for Adelaide’s relationship with her foster brother too, which is set up well but again we are told not shown why Adelaide adores her foster brother. Now Bess and her new found friend Anna have the most fleshed our relationship and because the author shows the reader why it turns out to be the most riveting.
In the end this is a really good read, and their was plenty that kept me turning the page.
Have fun reading and I read this as a Prime First Read.