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Series: Jack LeClere
Author: Liam Sweeny
Publisher: Down & Out Books
Publication Date: 10/01/2015
Synopsis from Goodreads: When Jack was six years old, his parents were brutally slain by a serial killer. The police later found drifter Clyde Colsen driving a stolen car, his clothes soaked in blood. He was tried, convicted and executed. Jack grew up knowing the police got their man.
Now a decorated homicide detective in New Rhodes, Jack arrives at the third crime scene of the “South End Killer” murders and finds his name. He will soon find out something else: thirty years ago, they got the wrong guy. And now the right guy’s come back to pay Jack and New Rhodes his bloody respects.
As Jack struggles to stay on the case, his cat-and-mouse game with the killer makes him wonder if he’s the cat or the mouse. His family and everyone in his life is fair game. As the killer escalates and threatens the entire city, Jack has a question he must answer in his desperation: can he stop the monster without becoming one?
If you’re looking for a great mystery/thriller, Welcome Back, Jack is one of the books you need to find. Trust me. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and I know a good one when I find it.
Now, I could be biased—after all, there is a character that shares my last name—but I really loved this book. It was hard to put down. I mean, really hard to put down. I couldn’t seem to stop reading it! I just had to know what was going to happen next.
I’ve always loved mysteries where the killer makes it personal to whoever is investigating the case. In this case, Jack LeClere is the character who is being targeted by the killer. And believe me, this killer is sick and twisted in a way that I haven’t seen in a good mystery for quite a while.
Liam Sweeny has put together an interesting, entertaining, and edge-of-your-seat read with Welcome Back, Jack. His characters are masterpieces and his ideas of what kind of murder scenes to use are just awesome. I can’t really tell you about it or I’ll give something away, but I will say this—some of the murder scenes are just downright gruesome, I’m talking horror-novel-worthy gruesome.
I received this book for free from Sage’s Blog Tours in exchange for my honest opinion for this blog tour. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.