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The Well Meaning Killer

by Miranda Phillips Walker

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Miranda Phillips Walker introduces FBI Agent Megan McKenna in The Well Meaning Killer. Walker draws a parallel between McKenna's background and a serial killer's background that is eerie while still portraying that people with similar backgrounds can have very different responses to those events. As McKenna hunts a serial killer who puts his victims in wells, her physical, emotional, and mental strength are challenged. Her tough exterior hides her vulnerability. Walker delves into the killer's psyche including what created the monster he has become. Walker interweaves a love story that borders on becoming a love triangle into the storyline that leaves the reader unsure where their loyalties lie. She creates characters that the reader wants to know better and characters that will make the reader squirm while reading. There are moments when the reader will be torn between feeling sympathy for the abused little boy and wishing for the death of the monster he becomes. Though at moments the reader will feel frustrated by the decisions of the characters involved and may question the actions of those characters, Walker keeps the reader engaged and longing for justice to be served. The Well Meaning Killer entertains while delving into the cruelty and greed that drive people to criminal activity while exposing the vulnerabilities of their victims. Walker creates a character in McKenna that makes readers anxious for the next book. ( )
  TLCooper | Oct 7, 2011 |
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A maniac is terrorizing Baltimore. “The Wishing Well Killer” is depositing his victims like they were the kitchen trash…stuffing their bodies in plastic garbage bags and throwing them down abandoned wells in the Maryland countryside. For veteran homicide detective Phil Jenkins and FBI agent Megan McKenna of BAAT, the Baltimore Aggravated Assault Task Force, the net they first cast to try and catch the killer with seems to have only hauled in a dead end. An insidious, under-the-table scam in the Maryland State foster care system involving unscrupulous lawyers. But when the madman they are chasing surprisingly surfaces in the middle of it all, Megan McKenna realizes that they know each other—and still have some deadly, unfinished business between them. Megan calls FBI profiler, and former lover, agent Reese Ditrapano in on the case to try to get inside the warped mind of the killer before another victim goes down a well. But Reese’s old feelings for Megan, and Phil Jenkins’ new ones, create friction in the investigation…the perfect diversion needed for the lunatic killer who’s finally found the perfect well. For Megan McKenna.

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