In the small city of Rockton, Illinois, someone is tired of waiting. He’s tired of standing in line at the grocery store and tired of waiting at the drive-through line. Now he’s doing something about it.
The first murder rocks the city. The entire Bjornson family—except the father, Stephen—has been brutally murdered, and the killer has left a message behind, written in the victim’s blood: Don’t Waste People’s Time. It’s a grizzly start for two young detectives who’ve just become partners. But Max Larkin and Jesse Fairlane put their personal distaste for each other aside and start concentrating on how to find the killer from striking again.
As they investigate the scene of the crime and interview Stephen at the hospital, the clues slowly begin to add up. Could this be a deranged killer who struck ten years ago and has now returned to the area? Before they can answer that question, another murder is reported, and Max and Jesse suddenly realize they have a serial killer on the loose.
But as they get closer to the truth, a past memory begins to haunt Max, one that might lead to a break in the case—or the end of his career.
Todd M. Thiede
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Intriguing, Very Mysterious, Different due to being written in the killers view. I was tossed in and was unable to get out. Trying to figure out all the different ideas of who, what, when, where and who the actual killer could be. Yeah!!!
What does the killer mean by "Time Wasters?" Would you be one in his or her mind? I loved, screamed, hated, wondered, about threw the book a dozen or more times, all to get back in and read more until it was the end. I can't wait to read more from this amazing author.
This is the first book that I have read by author Todd M. Thiede but it will not be the last I hope. His style shakes you up and throws you in only to make you wish that you could get the story out of your head because you are so shook up to sleep and you want to see what is going to happen next.
I recommend this book to ALL my mystery, suspense, scary readers. Pick it up and let me know what you think...
This story is an easy read, and definitely starts off immediately upon opening the book. I really like the immediate dive into the cause of the book. I did think that the conversation and tone felt forced at times. I think that Thiede has a LOT to offer to a good crime mystery book series. This book would be a 5-star if it developed in the vocabulary and did not feel so forced. I may have a hard time sleeping though, and I have definitely been double checking all of my locks.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this book to young adults who are just branching into crime mysteries. I am going to be keeping the book for my children to read as they become old enough. I had a hard time putting it down, even if I did feel as if it was not quite fluid.
Pros: Has you drawn into the story, and you are stuck there until you get through the book. Cons: Conversations between characters was off. The details and descriptions were put in a bit odd, taking a bit from the story...
Stephen Bjornson wakes up one morning alongside his wife, both of them bound and gagged on the bed, with a masked stranger in the room. His wife is then horrifically killed. Two police officers investigate what soon turns out to be a series of gruesome murders. Original, horrific and gripping. The reason behind the killings is one of the most imaginative ever thought of by a crime writer. Not to be missed.
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