Every crime scene has a smell. A look. A trail of DNA.
It also has a feel. An emotional residue that lingers… floating unseen, like bacteria in the air, just waiting to be absorbed. To be experienced.To be interpreted.
And only the man and the boy know this.
Veteran major crimes detective, Kate Messenger, has a problem on her hands: six bodies–father, mother, three children and the family dog–all slaughtered in their own home, with not a single clue or a shred of DNA that points to the butcher who killed them.
But late one night, as she’s visiting what the newspapers have dubbed the House of Pain, Kate finds a couple of intruders at her crime scene: a man and a young blind boy who have no real explanation for their presence there.
In the hours that follow, Kate will discover that this is no ordinary boy–not by a long shot–and his ability to “read” the lingering residue left by the killer and his victims will not only open some old and very tender wounds, but may also help her find a killer who has been watching her every move…
If the book description doesn’t capture your attention, maybe my review will. This is honestly one series you shouldn’t pass up. I will only talk about the first book, since after that one, you’ll be hooked.
I was lucky enough to be invited to read all 5 books in the Linger series well before their July release date and until June 1, I couldn’t tell anyone about them. One thing I am still not allowed to say, however, is who Edward Fallon is. That must remain a mystery until the book’s release. If you’re a fan of horror and thrillers, chances are, you won’t be surprised when you find out who it is.
I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to books, I am a writer’s worst nightmare. If a book doesn’t capture and hold my attention in the first few pages, I move on to something else. Linger captured my attention with the first line and didn’t let go until the very end. It features a strong female protagonist, lots of creepiness and a touch of paranormal goodness. It will appeal to those who prefer tame horror and also to those who like the more extreme side the genre has to offer.
There are currently 5 books in the Linger series, with more coming, with any luck, by the end of the year. All 5 books will be released on July 1, which is great because you won’t have to wait for the next installment to release.
You can pre-order all five books here in the UK and here in the U.S. If you want to read more about the series and read other reviews, check out its Goodreads page here.