Makedde Vanderwall, part-time model and forensic psychology student always attracts the wrong type of man. When she travels to Sydney on assignment and finds her best friend murdered, she soon discovers a deadly puzzle of suspicious photographers, hired thugs, mysterious lovers and the handsome, jaded Detective Andy Flynn investigating the Stiletto Murders - the most violent serial killings Australia has ever known. In her quest to uncover the truth behind her best friend's murder, Mak falls headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse, unaware she has become the obsession of a sadistic psychopath. When a photo from her portfolio disappears, her borrowed flat is ransacked and Andy Flynn suddenly goes underground, Mak knows she must run. But where can she go and to whom can she turn? Mak has scratched the seedy underbelly of a foreign city and is driven into a corner, an evil place where, for her own well-being and state of mind, she must suspect everyone and everything... The first book in the Mak Vanderwall series, FETISH is followed by SPLIT, COVET, HIT, SIREN and ASSASSIN.
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**** 4 Star Review ****
I stumbled across this series by accident while looking for something else. It definitely intrigued me. I quickly downloaded this book and started it as soon as I had a chance. I love a good dark mystery.
You get a good feel for Mak and Andy. However, not the serial killer and the stalker. You don't really get to know them and what makes them tick so much. There were a few sections in the book that felt like rambling filler, unnecessary. If those were replaced with some more insight into those in the shadows, this book would be one I am yelling over the mountain tops about.
The plot moves at a great pace that will have the reader turning the pages wondering when things will happen and what will happen. The suspense of the book keeps everything moving is a slow but well-paced book. There were a couple of things that didn't make sense. I think they fall into the above mentioned into more insight from those in shadows. Those answers might have been answered.
I am curious to read the rest of this series. I want to know what happened with the stalker. Where did he go? And I am sure we haven't seen the last of the killer either. This is definitely a great start to a series I hope keeps my mind entertained.