BOOK REVIEW

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   TWISTED - JONATHAN KELLERMAN

Petra Connor, Hollywood homicide detective who has helped Alex Delaware in the past, is the main character in this novel with only brief references to Delaware.

A drive by shooting leaves four seemingly random victims sprawled in a dance-club parking lot. Petra is pressed to close the case but has no leads and can find no apparent motive. The dead girl with the pink shoes that she is unable to identify haunts Petra. Petra follows up on every tiny lead that comes her way and eventually begins to unravel the real story behind this shooting.

Isaac Gomez is a brilliant student working on his doctoral dissertation through political connections has been allowed to work at the police department and study the files. He is writing "Discriminating and Predictive Patterns of Solved and Unsolved Homicides in Los Angeles Between 1991 and 2001. Petra Connor is ordered to take him under her wing. 

Isaac discovers that every year on June 28 a homicide has occurred and the same type weapon used in that homicide. As Isaac continues to bend Petra's ear with more and more statistics she becomes convinced that Isaac is on to something and they are both working to solve this puzzle and hopefully prevent another murder on June 28 of the current year.

Petra's boyfriend Eric has been sent out of the country on a mission but is able to come back on a few occasions and help Petra sift through the tangled web of facts coming forth from her investigation of the drive-by shootings and help her and Isaac on their quest for the June 28th killer.

I enjoyed the book and liked Petra's character and I hope Kellerman will
write more books sharing the life of Petra Connor.

REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E. REID

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