The Chalk Line Killer (The Detective Cole Sullivan Series 2) by Russell Warnberg, is a crime thriller in the classical style. A spree of bizarre killings with a chalk line drawn around the victims by the killer, leads Cole Sullivan and his team into a dark world of sociopathic monsters, where the caustic and poisonous touch of revenge has cast its players in roles where murder is easy and where empathy and guilt are not scripted. The story plays-out in several towns and cities, drawing in police and detectives who must work together as the blood-lust threatens their lives and the lives of their loved ones. This is good old-fashioned crime-fighting, Sherlocking the trail of blood and scraps of clues, while holding the reader to the very end of the novel to find out what will happen.
Book review by author Réal Laplaine