BEFORE CAIN STRIKES
This follow-up to While Galileo Preys can be read on its own. While there is backstory, it isn’t hard to follow the events of the first book. The ending, where almost all the characters end up at the same B&B killing each other or trying not to be killed, feels like a Three Stooges meets a serial killer movie, but the villains are genuinely chilling. The combination of a realistic picture of a serial killer in the making, humor and unbelievable characters weaken the story. It is a quick read, however, and it’ll keep your interest up to the train wreck of an ending.