Author: Mark Pryor
Series: Hollow Man #2
Publisher: 7th Street Books
Release Date: January 2, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Not every main character is honorable. Sometimes, they’re just a psychopath!
Originally from England, Dominic has made quite a life for himself in Austin, Texas. He is a prosecutor with the district attorney’s office for Travis County and primarily works with juvenile cases. He also is a local musician that plays at a lot of different scenes. But only two people know that he is also a psychopath. And the saying goes that three people can keep a secret when two of them are dead. The two people are his special lady and her teenage brother, who also happens to be a psychopath.
When a cop starts poking around asking about Dominic’s involvement in a past murder investigation that left his roommate in prison, Dominic is afraid that his teenage protégé is going to do something stupid like kill her. So, when she is found dead, his thoughts naturally drift toward what must have happened and how this could all lead back to him. With only himself in mind (he is a psychopath after all), Dominic begins the process to transfer all involvement of any of the crimes to someone else.
This is a very different, but interesting concept. I haven’t read Hollow Man, but don’t feel like I missed much, maybe just a little backstory. I’ll probably go ahead and read it so that I can fill in some of the blanks. Having the main character as a psychopath with no regard for human life is a little different from my normal reading genre. However, it is interesting that the reader can still form a bond with him as a main character. Its also told in an exciting way that makes the reader want to find out what he is planning. Usually this would be told from the police procedural point of view, but this turns the tables in an effort to thwart the police from discovering the truth. That in itself makes me want to continue with this series. It also helps that I frequent Austin and I love it when scenes and settings can easily come to life for me because I’ve been to the locations that the author is describing.
There is some strong language used throughout the book, so I recommend this title for mature readers.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.