cover image Remember the Monsters

Remember the Monsters

William Neal. Long Gone Wild, $12.95 trade paper (286p) ISBN 978-0-9984479-3-3

Chicago PD Det. Abby Kendall, the heroine of this suspenseful serial killer thriller from Neal (Rogue Justice), is still grappling with her separation from NHL superstar Shane Donnelly when she’s assigned to a high-profile murder case. Lillie Roberts, the wife of Dylan Roberts, the host of a controversial TV talk show featuring volatile confrontations between guests, was found in an SUV, her body bisected and mutilated in a manner evocative of the notorious Black Dahlia murder. While Dylan claims innocence, a blood-stained shirt of his turns up in his garage. Abby uncovers evidence that Lillie was the latest victim of a subtle murderer, who’s killed women across the country while leaving evidence implicating the husband. Meanwhile, Shane calls Abby to tell her he got into a fight during a hockey game and seriously injured his adversary, placing himself in jeopardy of prosecution. Sections recounted from the killer’s perspective, signaling his identity, serve to escalate the tension. Fans of John Sandford will be pleased. (Self-published)