Some secrets should stay buried.
When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene -- the prior victim's severed hand.
Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. She has no idea how close this story really is -- or what it will cost her.
As the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth -- that the purest evil is born of private lies.
Ten victims, each with pale skin and long dark hair. All have been slashed across the throat, the same red lipstick smeared across their lips.In the mid-1980s the Snow White Killer terrorized the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. Then suddenly the murders stopped. A letter from the killer to the police stated that his work was done.
Now four more bodies are found, marked with his fatal signature. The residents of Nashville fear a madman has returned, decades later, to finish his sick fairy tale. Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson believes the killings are the work of a copycat killer who's even more terrifying. For this monster is meticulously honing his craft as he mimics famous serial murders...proving that the past is not to be forgotten.
It was so great to reread these books after reading Field of Graves. I wish I'd been quicker, but you know, life happened. But I've now read them again, and yeah, really happy, and excited to reread more of this fantastic series!
All the Pretty Girls had 3 mysteries. The main one, the Southern Strangler. Then the rapist, The Rainman. And then finally, Terrence Norton, all around bad guy. So yeah, in terms of mystery, this book had it covered very well! I don't remember if Terrence Norton has been taken down by Where All the Dead Lie. I hope he is!
14, well, yeah it was a mix of a more singular mystery, but a more complicated one, with more moving parts! There was the massage parlours, but that was peripherally connected to the Snow White Murders.
Then there were the wedding fears, and how that all turned out, it was almost hilarious, except for the threat to her life and her loved ones! Taylor is just such a wonderful character, that her fears about the wedding-not the marriage, were great to read about!
What I love about this series, well, it's multiple things. Like how real the characters are, Taylor, Baldwin, Fitz, Marcus and Lincoln. And how the mysteries aren't solved overnight, they take work. And that personal things are added, like the pregnancy scare!
I just absolutely love these books and this series, and I can't wait to reread more!
Author: J.T. Ellison
Series: Taylor Jackson #1, 2
First Read: January 1st, 2008, January 1st, 2009
Read: May 15th, 16th, 2016
Reason Why: Love her books, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books!
Published: October 16th 2006, September 1st 2007
All the Pretty Girls: