(PDF DOWNLOAD) [That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1] ↠ Lisa Black

That Darkness Gardiner and Renner #1Killing in a humane way of doing a job that needs doing He feels he is protecting societyJack Renner can t be a bad doing a job that needs doing He feels he is protecting societyJack Renner can t be a bad his housemate and confidante is a ex stray cat he took in named GretaMaggie Gardiner is a civilian forensic investigator working for the Cleveland Police Department Her specialty is fingerprint analysis and the little details are her forte Once married to a police detective she is now a loner a workaholic who walks Cleveland s city streets at night to stave off loneliness and life s stressesPatty Wildwood is a hard working homicide detective She is on a never ending treadmill of murder cases *TO SOLVE AND SHE WELCOMES MAGGIE * solve and she welcomes Maggie assistance hoping it will

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her heavy seems that three shots to the head at very close range with a22 caliber handgun is becoming a very common method of murder in ClevelandWhen trace evidence similarities present themselves in the bodies of several of her latest cases Maggie is the first to believe that given the fact that all the victims appear to be career criminals that there might be a vigilante at work in ClevelandJack ever wary of Maggie and her speculations wants to find out how much she knows and whether he is on her radar He tries to convince Maggie that they are on the same side knowing that he will be caught sooner or later and he is comfortable with that though he would like to do some work firstMaggie begins to suspect that the killer could be a member of the police force but voicing that speculation would be nhealthy for her career with the Cleveland PDA novel that portrays the ethical The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog uestions surrounding vigilantism in That Darkness the reader isnsure whether or not they should be rooting for the bad guy If you do then does that kind of thinking breed chaosThe climax of the story takes place at the Rockefeller Mansion at Euclid and East 40th in Cleveland After reading it you will have images in your mind that you will never forgetThe beautiful cover of this book is what first attracted me but the cover in no way suggests the darkness of the title Anyone interested in character driven suspense and those who enjoy forensic detail will enjoy this title the first in a new series featuring Jack and Maggie I m hoping to learn a little about Maggie in subseuent novels It is not a whodunit rather it is a whydunit I find I like whydunit s and Many thanks to Kensington Books via NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this novel for reading and reviewThis review was originally published on my blog FictionophileTo see the complete review visit This is the beginning of a new series by this author The reader is introduced to Maggie Gardiner a Forensic Investigator think CSI with the Cleveland Police DepartmentWhen Maggie is called in to investigate evidence or lack of same in several recent murders she is surprised to find clues that seem to point to one killer of all the victims All of the deceased have been on the wrong side of the law for various reasons they were all rapists child molesters etc And none of them were held responsible for their crimesJack Renner is a killer He doesn t kill because he particularly enjoys it he just wants them all to pay He wants justice for the victims and closures for the familiesThere is a twist to this story that you discover fairly close to the beginning of this novel No spoilers so all I will say is that it was Dont Ask, Dont Tell unexpected but absolutely kept me glued to my chair to see what would happen next The ending also came as a surprise it certainly wasn t what I had imaginedI really enjoyed the characters Maggie is extremely smart and focused on her job to the exclusion of a private life She s really good at what she does and she s calmnder pressure She makes a good serial characterJack isn t what I expected either but at heart I think he s a good guy That s something you as a reader will have to determine for yourselfThe novel will have you thinking Is it better to do the right thing or the legal thing How do you know it s the right thing if it s not legalI m really looking forward to the next book in this seriesMany thanks to the author Kensington Books NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest nbiased review That Darkness Gardiner and Renner 1 by Lisa Black is the first book in a new series featuring forensic investigator Maggie Gardiner and Homicide Detective Jack Renner who happens to be a vigilante killer on the side This is not a spoiler it is in the book description Just like Ms Black s other series this one is also set in my hometown of Cleveland Ohio and it is very accurately portrayed Maggie is obsessed with every little detail of he. Husband are determined to follow every lead run down every scrap of evidence But the monster they seek is watching each move closer to them than they could ever imagine Jack Renner is a killer He doesn’t murder because he savors it or because he believes himself omnipotent or for any reason other than to make the world a safer place When he follows the trail of this Ja. R job and has no life outside of work When corpses start turning p with the same mode of death outside of work When corpses start turning p with the same mode of death starts to suspect a serial killer All of the bodies except one belong to life long criminals which makes her fear a vigilante is operating in Cleveland and could possibly be a member of the police force Jack is on a mission to avenge a death in his past and as long he is searching for his prey he feels the need to eliminate others who he knows from research will violently offend again Jack knows Maggie is like a dog with a bone about the
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cases and to find and complete his final mission before he has to leave townOnce again Ms Black gives her readers a book with very descriptive forensic details The plot flows at a steady pace throughout the story My only problem was that as interesting as I found Jack s character and the debate about vigilantism Maggie s character was not very developed I will be continuing with future books and hope that Maggie evolves fully and I also want to know how Jack is handledThanks very much to Kensington Books and Net Galley for allowing me to read this ebook in exchange for an honest review That Darkness by Lisa Black is a 2016 Kensington publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This is the first book in the Gardiner and Renner series I m not entirely sure my feelings about this book are entirely settled just yet however even though I have a few lingering feelings of nease I thought this story was pretty clever Maggie is a fingerprint expert working in forensics and Jack is a cop working homicide They cross paths after a spate of dead bodies show Oxygen up in the Cleveland morgue all of them murder victims While they seemnconnected forensics tie them together and it nags at Maggie who is perhaps a little OCD But her powers of observation could be her Signs of War and Peace undoing when evidence begins leading her to the mostnlikely suspect she could ever imagine This is one of those times when I struggle with what to leave in or what to leave out in a review Suffice it to say Jack Renner is a most interesting man a man with a hidden agenda one that Maggie inadvertently stumbles across This part of the story was very well executed because the reader is well aware of Jack s after hours activities So I was on pins and needles as Maggie begins to methodically connect the dots Does her knowledge put her in danger Will she expose Jack The crime element exposes all manner of lowlifes and losers who parade through the criminal justice system without being rehabilitated or those who walk away with a slap on the wrist or get off Scot free and who continue to terrorize and murder at will This novel explores the flaws in our system as well the temptation one may entertain of taking the law into their own hands This type of personality the vigilante is not without conscience like say Dexter who is sociopathic The vigilante is righting a wrong and so could evoke a certain amount of empathy from the reader and perhaps even garner some respect become something akin to the antihero In this type of setup I The Pipe Organ (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, uestioned my own moral code as I caught myself actually hoping Maggie would remain in the dark Two wrongs never make a right but are there gray areas Is it right to cheer this character on or feel relief if they escape prosecution themselves To balance out the euation we have a by the book character in Maggie who is sharp dedicated and sees things in a right or wrong mannerntil she crosses paths with Jack who leaves her feeling conflicted p against a wall forced to make a choice she will have to live with for a long time come Did she do the right thing What would you do How do I feel about her decision Although I don t know what s going to happen next in the series or what plans the author may have for the characters it should be very interesting indeed Overall this is a very well written crime novel and a compelling thought provoking thriller It s niue dark and at times brutally graphic and raw with emotion but also provides a smattering of dark humor which is like the cherry on the cake I m definitely on board for book two This is my first book by this author It is well written fast paced and I liked the main character Maggie a forensic investigator The killer and his motives are revealed early on and brings Our Martyred Lady uestions of right vs wrong Ending surprised me and the continuation of this series should be interesting Thank you Kensington for my free copy This was a lil slow to start but really pickedp towards the end I think this is the perfect set Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to the Psychology of Motivation up for a great series I m anxious to read the next one. Ne Doe to a locked room in a small apartment where eighteen teenaged girls are anything but safe he knows something must be done But his pursuit of their captor takes annexpected turnMaggie Gardiner finds another body waiting for her in the autopsy room and a host of Understanding the Mass uestions that will challenge everything she believes about justice morality and the true nature of evil.

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