Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson

Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Published July 19th 2011 by Premier Digital Publishing
Source: Purchased from Kindle Store

Karen Vail (#4)

It's been several years since I read book three in this series but it only took me pages to remember why I liked it so much. Karen Vail is a fantastic character, very sarcastic and not very likable but smart as a whip. She's an FBI Profiler called out to California to work on a serial killer case involving an unsub who tortures and violently rapes elderly women then kidnaps, kills and displays the husbands at tourist sites. Bodies are racked up faster than the coroner can get them to the morgue and the killer starts sending Karen personal texts. What's cool with this entry is it has tie-ins with the infamous 1962 Alcatraz escape and flashbacks every other chapter to the 1960s following a fictional inmate who is wrapped up with the historical characters and events. A fast-paced, action-packed thriller with twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end. Loved every word! I'll be continuing on with this series soon.


  1. This sounds like a 'terrible' emotional read but you know I love everything serial killer but elder abuse and then taunt the husbands, wow.

  2. Yeah, Marce, it's pretty gruesome. But the author doesn't keep going over the details. The first crime scene is the worst to handle with the description after that we know what to expect and he doesn't repeat all the gory details over and over, though he does remind us now and then ;-0


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