Glimpse, Memoir of a Serial Killer by @StephenBKing1 is a Suspense Festival pick #thriller #suspense
Title: Glimpse, Memoir of a Serial Killer (Book 1, Deadly Glimpses Series)
Author: Stephen B King
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Suspense/Police Procedural
In 1999 Australia, Sergeant Rick McCoy investigates the murder of a woman found packed inside a suitcase. The Killer abducts another victim and threatens to dismember her slowly. His life is further complicated by a marriage in tatters. Frustrated at every turn, he is paired with glamorous Criminal Psychologist and profiler, Patricia Holmes. While trying to rebuild his marriage, he finds himself in a desperate race against time to free the victim and fight his desire for his new partner.
Patricia Holmes began her assessment. “I know you would like me to give you some information to help catch him, and I’ve given a lot of thought to that. I’ve been up half the night, listening to our recording and thinking, Rick. So, here is what I think is the most likely scenario, and the best advice I can give you right now: Melanie was not his first victim. What she was though, was the first time he wanted you to know about him. He has done many things leading up to this, and if you can find some of them, then he would have made mistakes while he was perfecting his craft. Some of the things I am talking about would have been done through anger, or because he reacted to a situation, ergo he killed. And as he did, he learned. Firstly, he learned that he liked it, and was good at it, and so after the first two or three killings, then, and only then did he start planning them. Don’t misunderstand me, the earlier ones he thought out carefully and plotted, but they were for a purpose or because he reacted to a situation. The later ones were for pleasure. But, as he developed into a full-blown murdering machine, it wasn’t enough. He wasn’t getting the credit for them, so he evolved into what you see now, this puppeteer showing you what he wants you to see, and playing the real game of Life, and Death. He’s even come up with a name for the game which he put in the note: Catch Me if you Can.”
Rick was fascinated, and could listen to her for hours, and never get bored, and he could tell by the thoughtful silence from Tyler, he felt the same way.
“Pat, with his early victims, how will we catch him, even if we could identify them as his work?” Rick asked.
“Because he knew them, Unlike Melanie, June and Bridget. So, if you find a couple, or more, of his early unsolved murders, and look at the acquaintances of those victims, you will find our man. And, when I say he knew them, he knew them well. I suspect he was questioned at the time and dismissed. That, and the fact that he knows you, Rick, have constructed him into who and what he is now. He wants all police to acknowledge his greatness, and you Rick, I believe he wants to make you look like a failure, because I get the feeling, you once failed him.
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Glimpse provides a thrilling hunt for a serial killer, while exploring the desire between Rick, the police detective, and Patricia Holmes, the married glamorous criminal psychologist brought in as a consultant to work with him. The reader is also given a glimpse into the tortured mind of the murderer.
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I have eleven books published, with Winter at the Light being number twelve. I won several short story competitions, published poetry and wrote music and lyrics in my long-haired rock band days as a guitarist, so I have been telling stories most of my, what seems like, very long life.
Winter at the Light is my latest release with my wonderful publisher, The Wild Rose Press of NY. For my first book, Forever Night I was contracted to a UK publisher who shall remain. Before publication that publisher was bought out and the new owners (one of the big four) cancelled the line I was contracted to, which left me in publishing wilderness for a while.
I self-published my next four books until two years later, I signed with The Wild Rose Press to publish Thirty-Three Days. I followed up that with the Deadly Glimpses Trilogy and soon the trilogy will comprise five books – who knew you could do that? I wrote Winter at the Light, while simultaneously completing the fourth Glimpse book, titled Glimpse, the Angel Shot. Two more different tales you could never read.
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