It kept me riveted right to the last page. Cody Mcfadyen is the real thing. — John Douglas, author of the #1 bestseller MINDHUNTER: Inside the. A scarred FBI agent faces her own past as well as a strange teen’s demons as she tracks a bloodthirsty serial killer. Buy a cheap copy of The Face of Death book by Cody McFadyen. A June Significant Seven Editors’ Pick: Don’t let the title fool you. Cody.

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The trainee detective assigned to the case isn’t so sure. Clearly, his cousin was deeper in the underworld than anyone realised. Like Shadow Man, this story gripped me from the get go and the ending was as shocking as it was tragic.

The Face of Death : Smoky Barrett, Book 2

But why would anyone not report a kidnapping? All she knows is that she has not experienced true happiness since she was a child and she is desperate. This book is no less gruesome than the first.

I do not want to give any of the story away, so for a brief outline of the plot, please see the blurb. Check out the top books of cpdy year on our page Best Books of But for some reason, this style with Smokey telling the story has never grated on me. Review Text Complex and compelling, gory, sick and heartrending It was all lined up pretty neatly and the writing style sat well with me.


Reath has moved on since the last book and Smoky is now faced with a new challenge. Gripping from the first page to the last. Smoky’s story too moves on and we get to see where her adopted daughter, Bonnie, is now. Daniel was more like their mother: Get ready for a shattering confrontation wi In Shadow McdadyenCody McFadyen took the suspense thriller where other writers have feared to tread.

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This was a graphic, troubling story But Smoky Barrett has another, more personal reason reath catching The Stranger – an adopted daughter and a new life that are worth protecting at any cost. The characters are so real and evoked an incredible emotional response in me.

A spellbinding read from first page to last. Wet still, it will be a long time until I decide to read the next one. Looking forward to fo buddy read of book three. With the above caveats, I cannot recommend this novel and the Smoky Barrett series more highly.

THE FACE OF DEATH by Cody McFadyen | Kirkus Reviews

Deth quote Gripping from the lf page to the last. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How McFadyen can write beautiful, loving scenes in the middle of despicable human acts is a wonder to me. And I normally don’t like women as the leader in homicide investigations. This book is going to haunt me for years to come. Smoky Barrett 5 books. She fights everything and everyone and she survives.


The Face of Death (Smoky Barrett, #2) by Cody McFadyen

There are too many coincidences, too many improbabilities, and too much aggravation. Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick.

And if Bobby-Ray wasn’t the killer, who carried out the assassination and why is Bobby-Ray being framed? We know from the blurb that a sixteen year old girl asks for Smoky at a crime scene. You will thank me later, I promise!!! I didn’t need to know that much truth. A couple of warnings: For another deahh double homicide reveals a killer embarked on a dark crusade of trauma and death: He needs to cash up and escape his failing startup firm – and fast.

Pack[s] a visceral punch — Publishers Weekly.

She claims The Stranger killed her adoptive family, that he’s been following her all her life, killing everyone she ever loved, and that no one believes her. Quotes from The Face of Death. Not to be missed — Bookreporter. My emotions were all over the place thd this one.

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