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Crimson Lake Road

Crimson Lake Road review É 100 Summary Crimson Lake Road S inspired by a series of grisly paintings called The Night Things She’s the only one who can catch the killer who’s left a trail of bodies in a rural community outside of Las VegasBut the Jessica finds out the less clear her case becomes Out of options she’s forced to consult her. Book Review Crimson Lake Road Desert Plains 2 by Victor MethosPublished by Thomas Mercer on February 9 202145 Stars After the incarceration of her ex husband convicted serial killer and prodigious artist Edward Cal in Desert Plains Book 1 Jessica Yardley Assistant US Attorney for the District of Nevada fed up and burnt out decides to call it uits and move on out of Sin City to the outskirts as a solo practitioner Her notice period ends and she fortuitously gets replaced at trial prep right before her final case multiple murder and aggravated assault charges against the Crimson Lake Executioner alleged perpetrator of gruesome deaths styled to mimic tortured snuff art attributed to a certain painter Sarpong But the Federal case gets botched to the department s embarrassment by her overconfident rookie replacement who was too cocky to bother with a proper trial prep hand over The trial gets ruled out of Federal jurisdiction and relegated back to State Yardley then gets lured by the Nevada State AG to carry the trial to judgment on a single case basis in Clark CountyArt imitates life In the meantime Yardley gets close to one of the victims incidentally an aficionado of disturbed artists Caravaggio Cellini Banksy sic and coincidently as it happens Edward Cal Yardley s own ex Then the former US Asst AG finds herself as a prime candidate for her own gruesome ordeal Every legal novel I ve written is based on a case I actually had Author Victor Methos Beyond plot creativity and great writing courtroom dramas in Victor Methos books have a feel of authenticity scholarly and educational with the precise applications of US Federal and State statutes apropos to each case that can only be attributed to the author s knowledge and experience forged over a hundred courtroom battles as a criminal and civil rights defense attorney as well as a prosecutor early in his careerOf special note is Dylan Aster adversary to Yardley and the State the pro bono public defender and courtroom maestro reminiscent of the author s Brigham Theodore The Neon Lawyer Or is the reader perhaps treated to a glimpse of Methos portraying himselfA must read for legal thriller fansReview based on an ARC from Thomas Mercer and NetGalley

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Crimson Lake Road review É 100 Summary Crimson Lake Road Bestselling author Victor Methos’s acclaimed series continues as prosecutor Jessica Yardley races to catch an art obsessed serial killer before she becomes his next masterpieceRetiring prosecutor Jessica Yardley can’t turn down one last investigation This time it’s a set of murder. I enjoyed this one overall but felt I should have enjoyed it It was nearly a great read but too many oddities in it for me to rate it higher Jessica Yardley is a prosecutor who plans to retire early The cases have taken their toll on her and she wants out She has already arranged to move away from Las Vegas to a small town a couple of hours away where she will set up a small one woman law firm to practice everyday law She gets drawn into one last case in her last weeks in the job A killer is on the loose Dubbed The Executioner a woman is found mutilated and murdered in a cabin in Crimson Lake Road with a painting beside her It s from a series of disturbing paintings from an artist and the killer has re enacted the scene in the painting with the murder When Jessica gets called to a second apparent murder the scene set again to replicate one of the paintings this time the second in the series Jessica realises there is a serial killer on the loose who won t stop until the full series of paintings have been re enacted When the second victim survives the attack Jessica visits her in hospital to try and gain as much information about the attack as possible She continues to follow up with her after her release and the two strike up an immediate friendship but when Jessica suspects the second victims boyfriend may be the killer their friendship will be tested There are other suspects including a child abuser who s own daughter is reported missing As Jessica gets and drawn in can she solve who the killer is or will she become the next victimThis one started off really well uite a disturbing opening and as the chapters unfold we get to know Jessica and her back storythis is book 2 in the series We learn of her past married to an artist who turned out to be a serial killer and bringing up a teenage daughter on her own Tara is seventeen and a a bit of a genius Their past is pretty brutal and those opening chapters had me really yearning to read the first book as the back story sounded so interesting I was all in from the off However around a uarter of the way through things started getting a bit clunky for me An improbable friendship blossoms with alarm bells ringing in my head as a not so subtle plot device It knocked the stuffing out of the narrative for me The book also goes off on some tangents and side stories that don t really add anything to the book It felt like a lot of parts were included for no particular purpose and the flow of the story and the book suffered because of it It also felt like the book didn t know what it wanted to be flip flopping from thriller to court room drama to whodunnit towell you get the point Jessica also was a very inconsistent character A very strong and well written character overall with enough weight to carry a novel but she made some ridiculous decisions that took you totally out of the book Totally unbelievable The ending I didn t care for much either Despite these criticisms I did enjoy the book overall I m not sure if it s because it was pretty good or I thought I enjoyed it than I did due to the opening chapters and initial storyline This could easily have been a four or five star review for me but the inconsistent storyline and characters along with some muddled and unnecessary side stories have this at three stars Enjoyable overall but you are left with the feeling that it could have been so much Many thanks to Netgalley Thomas Mercer and Victor Methos for an ARC in exchange for an honest review

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Crimson Lake Road review É 100 Summary Crimson Lake Road Serial killer ex husband to gain additional insight into the crimes and the killer’s motivationsBy the time Jessica realizes that pursuing this case is a deadly mistake it’s too late to turn back Can she catch the killer or will she be the final addition to a killer’s masterpiece. I have never been excited to receive a pre released book than I was for Crimson Lake Road Thank you to both NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for this opportunity Victor Methos has uickly become one of my favorite legal fiction authors After reading A Killer s Wife earlier this year I promptly devoured several of his other novels Two of the main characters in Crimson Lake Road are introduced in A Killer s Wife Do not be deterred by this fact however because it is not necessary to read one before the other though I highly recommend it Okay I think am I finally done fangirling over Victor Methos now on to the actual reviewThe action in Crimson Lake Road starts by the time you reach the end of page two Yes two 2 That is not a typo The chapters are extremely short so even during lulls in the plotline the reader should have no trouble pressing onwardsUnfortunately this novel did not live up to the hype of its description at least not for me As aforementioned Victor Methos is one of my favorite legal authors He writes beautifully offers intriguing opinions about the justice system crafts scenes grounded in reality and is never sloppy about the logic of how a character and their intentions correspond Given all of his usual talent it seems as if this novel was written by a ghost writer or in a rush Chapters of the book seemed misplaced and I did not feel the normal spark of excitement I experience while reading one of his novels Also this could just be me but I thought it was fairly predictable and usually his books are not Even the rhythm and word choice employed in the novel felt like an entirely different author wrote it The one portion that did stay true to Methos s standard works were the court scenes He is incredibly talented at making you feel as if you are in a courtroom and are inside the minds of the representing attorneys Fingers crossed that I never have to argue in front of a judge like Judge WestonAnother element that he seems to include in all of his novels is the concept of how difficult it is for women in the legal field to gain respect In Crimson Lake Road he drives this point home so than usual and applies it to every female character mentioned in the novel regardless of their job this time around eg tech intern federal prosecutor yoga instructor police officer etc The spirit of championing working women runs rampant throughout the textAdditionally aside from it being a uick read the second half of the book does eventually make up for some of the duller parts of the first It also concludes in a manner that leads me to believe that this is not the last time readers will encounter these characters and that we may be receiving a third installment in the near future I cannot address the two reasons as to why I strongly believe there will be a third novel in this series here without ruining some of the story If there is a third book and it ends up being as good as A Killer s Wife then finishing Crimson Lake Road will be well worth it A final note to any readers who are easily upset by graphic descriptions or have undergone related traumatic experiences some of the passages regarding the murders in A Crimson Lake contain vivid imagery Also there is a heavy theme running throughout of sexual assault rape and child abuse


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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road I enjoyed this one overall but felt I should have enjoyed it It was nearly a great read but too many oddities in

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road Victor Methos ¿ 0 review This will be part review and part storycraft including consistency and will contain spoilers It also describes some of the gore in it The book also deals in child abuse If you want to read this book or you're not a fan of child in danger books you may want to skip this review It's also fairly longGood? GoodCrimson Lake Road is listed as Desert Plains #2 on Goodreads As is the case in many of my reviews I'm pa

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    Victor Methos ¿ 0 review Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¿ Victor Methos [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road I was drawn to this a genre I don't usually choose because the descriptor intimated the element of art This was a plot point early on but it didn't overcome the book's deficiencies I found it amateurish in approach and gratuitously gory and since I do not read thrillers involving harm against children and was misled re the content gave up

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road Book Review Crimson Lake Road Desert Plains #2 by Victor MethosPublished by Thomas Mercer on February 9 202145 Stars After the incarceration of her ex husband convicted serial killer and prodigious artist Edward Cal in De

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road All in all I enjoyed this story and plowed through it uickly Though I guessed the primary culprit from the character’s first appearance and frankly thought our protagonist Jess seemed not very bright when she didn't suspect a thing the twi

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road Guys I love a thriller Legal thrillers? Yes even love for those This is my first Methos book and when I started it I didn

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road Thanks to Netgalley the publisher for an ARCThis is one of those times it really hurts that we can't give half stars on Goodreads I liked this book than an avg 3 star book but can't rank it on the same 4 stars as others including the first book in this series The beginning the end were strong and kept me hooked wanting to know wh

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    [PDF/EBOOK] Crimson Lake Road Suspenseful? Yes at times Unbelievable? Yes at times Yardley as a DA is not the brightest in her profession She so uickly befriends a victim of a crime she’s investigating? Calls her a “soul mate?” Really? I’ll giv

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