The Body Counter (Book 2)

From a New York Times bestselling author comes the chilling follow-up to the Thriller Award winner The Body Reader.

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Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide.

At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims—until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor. He believes that the madman’s next move is not incalculable; in fact, it’s all part of a sequential and ingenious numerical riddle. His theory is adding up. The body count is rising.

But when the latest victim is found in Jude’s apartment, the puzzle comes with a personal twist that’s going to test the breaking point of her already-fragile state of mind. For all she knows, her number may be up.

What readers are saying:

“The second installment in the Jude Fontaine series is just as engaging, dark, and twisty as the first one.”

“A page turner from start to finish.”

The Body Counter continues to lead us through the dark dysfunctional lives of Detectives Jude Fontaine and Uriah Ashby as they race to solve soulless murders, while battling their own personal demons. As always, the main story has a perfect ending….and the side notes leave me begging for another in this series.”

Another page turner from this master. Jude Fontaine is at it again, figuring out a most mathematical serial killer. You won’t put it down once you get started.”

“This book was better than book one, and I loved book one.”

“As the violence ramps up so does the adrenaline that keeps you on the edge of your seat.High octane and chilling the story unfolds sometimes unexpectedly and definitely twisted for an easily addicting series.”

“Jude is a unique character that is strong yet weak, emotional without being outwardly emotional, and overall complex. I highly recommend reading the first book before delving into this one just to get a grip on Jude and who she is.”

New to the series?

You might want to check out the first book in the Jude Fontaine Mystery Series, The Body Reader, 2017 International Thriller Writer Award winner for Best Paperback Original Novel.

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive.

After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice—and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues’ doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn’t trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he’d rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.

Thank you!

Once again, thank you for your continued support! I hope you enjoy the new book, and, as always, please consider leaving an Amazon review.

~ Anne

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