This one leans pretty heavily toward plot summary, with a silent but violent kick at the end. See what you think of it:
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In Broad Daylight - Seth Harwood - Thomas & Mercer, May 7th
FBI agent Jess Harding is called back to Anchorage when the savage serial killer she tracked five years ago resurfaces. The killer only strikes during Alaska’s light-filled summer nights, writing messages for all to see in the victims’ blood. The killer tips his hand this time, hiring a local thug to slash Harding’s palm in the same way that an isolated community of Russian Old Believers mark the wrongdoers in their clan. Harding gains the trust of one young woman who believes the killer may have been exiled from their village years ago. From a local sketch artist to the Interpol database, Harding races to identify a killer who has already set his sights on her. Harwood (Young Junius, 2010) has created a driven and believable protagonist. Unfortunately, the killer’s motivation is never adequately revealed, leaving the reader a little let down at the end of the pulse-pounding, climactic chase scene.
For some reason, they bolded the bold part themselves. So I guess that's the takeaway. I just tell everyone: "Harwood has created a driven and belivable protagonist." --Booklist and then leave it at that, right?
Hope you're ready to give it a kick-butt review once it's live on Amazon here on 5/7. Rocka! Preorders open now and autograph copy ordering coming SOON!