The fourth installment in this series deviates immediately from the previous three. We are mercifully saved from reading more about Archie, our detective hero, and Gretchen's perverse (and pervy) relationship.
Instead we've got a new serial killer on the loose in a Portland that is under siege from storm water. Portland is flooding and people are drowning. Quelle suprise, right? Except that these drownings are becoming more and more suspicious since all of the victims have few itsy bitsy teeny weeny things in common. That's all I can say without spoilers.
Our new serial killer friend is totally creepy, but like Gretchen, he is a little over the top in his methods. Which, to my mind, makes this a fun and easy read despite the fact that people keep being murdered (always kind of a downer).
Susan, our intrepid reporter, is an excellent character and I really enjoy how she complements and balances out Archie the detective. If you haven't read any of these, I strongly suggest that you try them out. I always read them within a 24 hour period because I can't put them down.
Evil at Heart
Book Source: Library Copy