Lessons in Evil by Melinda Woodhall

Published: February 28, 2022

Creative Magnolia

Pages: 281

Genre: Crime Fiction

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Melinda Woodhall is the author of the new Veronica Lee Thriller series, as well as the page-turning Mercy Harbor Thriller series. In addition to writing romantic thrillers and police procedurals, Melinda also writes women’s contemporary fiction as M.M. Arvin.

A Serial Killer’s Evil Legacy Lives On
Renowned criminal psychologist Bridget Bishop quit the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit after only two years on the job, exhausted and traumatized from facilitating the investigation and capture of one of the country’s most prolific serial killers.

But the Bureau isn’t done with Bridget yet as she’s pulled in to consult on a disturbing string of homicides which bear a startling resemblance to a series of murders committed by a man since convicted and executed for his crimes.

Still grappling with her own troubled past, and unsure about her future with the Bureau, Bridget sets off on a desperate mission to stop the evil plans of a dead man before he sends another victim to the grave.

“I’ve got a little surprise in the works.”

Former BAU agent Bridget Bishop is enjoying her life in private practice. The peace outside the bureau is nice, and she had more time to care for her father. When an apparent copycat killer emerges, the FBI knows only one person can provide the insight necessary to stop the killer; the challenge is hoping Bridget can figure out who the copycat is before she becomes the next victim.

I enjoyed this introduction to the Bridget Bishop series. I think Bridget will be a great leading lady, and I am looking forward to following her journey.

I liked the characters in this book. Bridget is intelligent, curious, capable, and intuitive. The characters all had chemistry, and the relationships felt genuine.

The pacing of the storyline was quick. And I liked how the side plot was enough to add a kick to the overall storyline without completely derailing the narrative.

I am looking forward to continuing to get to know Bridget and seeing where this series will take us. Melina is known for writing strong female characters, so no matter what happens, Bridget will handle whatever happens.

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