Dark Mind: An Emily Stone Novel by Jennifer Chase

Dark MindReviewed by Patricia Reid

This third addition to the Emily Stone series finds Emily and Rick Lopez on the beautiful island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. Rick has given up his position as a police officer to join Emily in her undercover operation tracking serial killers with the emphasis on child abductors. Emily was a former police officer.

Rick and Emily are able to rescue a child that was kidnapped by slave brokers. When the police arrive at the scene, the couple meets Sergeant Lani Candena of the local police department.

The couple feel their trip has been successful and decide to stay on the island and enjoy a little vacation time. It isn’t long before they hear rumors of a vicious murder. Rick and Emily go to the scene of the crime and wait for the police to leave. Rick and Emily take a look at the scene. Once again they run up against Sergeant Lani Candena of the of the local police department.

Lani is an ambitious officer and when there is a second murder, he feels sure that he has a serial killer on his hands. The killings are staged in a horrible manner and Emily and Rick are convinced the killer must be a local resident. Lani’s superior officers in the department are more interested in making a profit for themselves in the shady deals they are involved in than finding the killer.

Derek McGraw, an old friend of Rick and Emily, joins the couple on the island. The three of them work on putting the few clues they have been able to put together in an attempt to locate the killer. Sgt. Candena is aware that the trio is very interested in the murders. He eventually convinces the group to work with him in an attempt to hunt down the killer.

The action in Dark Mind is non-stop. Emily is lucky to survive the hunt. This novel can be read as a stand-alone but I would also recommend Compulsion and Dead Game, the two previous Emily Stone novels.

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