Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White MysteryBook 1)

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White MysteryBook 1)

by Blake Pierce

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From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn't take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose--and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she--and the local force--have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer's mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series--and a beloved new character--that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon.

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery--Book #1), a bestseller on B&N--and a free download!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158448515
Publisher: Blake Pierce
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Series: Mackenzie White Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,580
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Blake Pierce is author of the bestselling RILEY PAGE mystery series, which include the mystery suspense thrillers ONCE GONE (book #1), ONCE TAKEN (book #2) and ONCE CRAVED (#3). Blake Pierce is also the author of the MACKENZIE WHITE mystery series.

ONCE GONE (book #1), which has over 100 five star reviews, is available as a free download on Barnes & Noble!

An avid reader and lifelong fan of the mystery and thriller genres, Blake loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit to learn more and stay in touch.

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Before he Kills (A Mackenzie White MysteryBook 1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I agree with a reviewer who thought that the Riley series was better, this was a pretty good read, I got hung up on some inconsistencies & some things that were just wrong. For example, when the main character interviewed a nun who was the principal of a Catholic school, she referred to her as "Mrs. Costello". I read back a few pages to make sure the principal was a nun (she was). The author's research should have told him that a nun is referred to as "Sister " followed by a first name. Maybe that's changed since I went to Catholic school many years ago, but I'm pretty sure nuns are not permitted to marry, so she definitely wouldn't be a "Mrs." Then a couple of pages later she became "Ms. Costello "? Little things, but annoying & distracting .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all three Riley Paige books. It's apparent this author has a clear grasp on character development and plot flow. Love everything this author puts out. That being said, the amount of typos in this book surprised me. The other series didnt have any. This one needed a bit more editing. Literally typos every other page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent book in my opinion it is a page turner for sure hope more books are coming in the future thank you for a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I was worried at the beginning that it was going to be a female against all male work force pity party. I was pleasantly surprised.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And free! Can't beat that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I've found another author to add to my favorites list! Great book, it was super engaging with a lot of colorful, yet annoying characters, including Mackenzie. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed her character, she was tough, smart and a go getter, but she was a young brilliant detective in a sea of hardened veteran cops who looked down on her and because of this while she held onto her tongue and temper she did go that extra mile to prove her worth to the department, when in reality she had absolutely nothing to prove to those fuddy duddys! With that being said this was definitely worth reading, there were a few misspelled words but nothing to take away from the storyline which had religious undertones, what serial killer book doesn't? This had enough to not overwhelm a non religious person, but enough to keep the reader engaged. At the end of everything, its not even important who the killer is because ultimately we know he's going to be caught, but the journey to catch the killer is what makes this book such an interesting read!! Totally looking forward to Mackenzie's next adventure!! SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Did not want to stop reading. Plot was well played and the characters grew as you moved into the story. The ending is satisfying while leaving you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book be this author that I have read. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book. The characters are well developed. Suspense from the very start to the very end. There are some similarities between the main characters in each of this authors series, but that doesn't take away from the story lines so far. Like most ebooks, there are typos but there are types in top hard cover authors books too. Definitely will read all series and books by this author. Keep them coming please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of this author's books. He is my new favorite author.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Loved it! Badass, smart, determined women! Love the suspense and excitement.
Anonymous 6 months ago
i really liked it
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great book
Anonymous 7 months ago
quick read that keeps you turning the pages!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Cartoon characters with no depth. Often contradictory statements from one paragraph to the next. Maybe in time...
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Anonymous 9 months ago
The author did a good job with this story. It held my interest.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Good read and quick.
Anonymous 10 months ago
It was a very good book, always kept you on your toes wondering what was going to happen next. Very exciting ending to a wonderful book
Anonymous 10 months ago
Liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read. Good plot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you engaged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down! Excellent book and writer!
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