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Savage Art (A Chilling Suspense Novel)

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  • Sales Rank:94,080
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:384
  • Publication Date:April 26, 2012
  • ASIN:B007Y1DTW4


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Death was his art. She would be his masterpiece.

They called him Leonardo—a master skilled in the art of murder. One year ago, Cincinnati was his canvas. A scalpel was his tool. And women were his works-in-progress. FBI profiler Casey McKinley was one of them, a victim of Leonardo's twisted genius. She has the scars—and the nightmares—to prove it.

For Casey, a new city means a life far from the one she left behind in Cincinnati. In San Francisco she finally feels safe. Until a series of eerily familiar slayings plunges her back into Leonardo's game. Now she must catch this clever killer before he can unveil his ultimate masterpiece. Only this time she'll play by a different set of rules—hers.

REVIEWS:
"Gripping... Scary... kept me reading until the end." ~New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin

"Chilling and suspenseful... Savage Art isn't just about jeopardy, it's also about hope and resourcefulness and perseverance in the face of terror. Girard writes her compelling tale with the authority of a woman who knows what it takes to survive." ~Stephen White

"Hits you like a shock of ice-cold water and chills you to the bone." ~New York Times bestselling author Michael Prescott

"Guaranteed to keep you up late at night and make you sleep with the lights on." ~New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

OTHER SUPSENSE NOVELS by Danielle Girard:
Chasing Darkness
Ruthless Game
Cold Silence
The Rookie Club

ABOUT DANIELLE GIRARD:
As one of four children, Danielle Girard grew up in a house where the person with the best story got heard, and it’s probably no surprise that fast-paced suspense stories have always been her favorite. Girard’s books have won the Barry Award and been selected for the RT Reviewers Choice Award. Two of her novels have been optioned for movies.
Amazon.com Review
Danielle Girard's first novel, Savage Art, is a thriller with a Jeffery Deaveresque twist. Casey McKinley was one of the FBI's most prolific criminal profilers, until she herself fell victim to a serial killer nicknamed Leonardo da Vinci for his horrifically precise scalpel work on still-living victims. Casey survived the attack, deeply shocked and permanently disabled. Two years later, she is a broken woman, having lost her family, her work, and all but the most primitive use of her hands.

Casey's problems have only just begun. Leonardo is obsessed with her and intent upon finishing his job. But he has a roundabout way of proceeding: he selectively murders little girls, ages 5 or 6, whose mothers look just like Casey. This key bit of information is deduced by San Francisco Police Detective Jordan Gray, who, like Casey, is obsessively devoted to catching the killer. Even as Casey and Jordan make steady progress in locating Leonardo, his pace increases rapidly, and Casey is in greater peril as those closest to her become the killer's targets.

Savage Art is a by-the-numbers thriller that delivers all the necessary pieces but little more. Girard explores Casey's psychology in the first half of the book, before the plot demands full narrative attention, and these moments distinguish the novel from others of its kind. Leonardo and Jordan, by contrast, lack anything that would mark them as different from the prototypical monstrous killer and righteous cop. The occasional logical error mars the plot--Casey should know the difference, for example, between a local power outage that blacks out traffic signals and an outage that the killer has rigged to her apartment. These aside, however, Savage Art ratchets up the fear quotient very effectively to keep readers glued to the book through the last page. --Kathi Inman Berens

Synopsis
Death was his art. She would be his masterpiece.

They called him Leonardo—a master skilled in the art of murder. One year ago, Cincinnati was his canvas. A scalpel was his tool. And women were his works-in-progress. FBI profiler Casey McKinley was one of them, a victim of Leonardo's twisted genius. She has the scars—and the nightmares—to prove it.

For Casey, a new city means a life far from the one she left behind in Cincinnati. In San Francisco she finally feels safe. Until a series of eerily familiar slayings plunges her back into Leonardo's game. Now she must catch this clever killer before he can unveil his ultimate masterpiece. Only this time she'll play by a different set of rules—hers.

REVIEWS:
"Gripping... Scary... kept me reading until the end." ~New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin

"Chilling and suspenseful... Savage Art isn't just about jeopardy, it's also about hope and resourcefulness and perseverance in the face of terror. Girard writes her compelling tale with the authority of a woman who knows what it takes to survive." ~Stephen White

"Hits you like a shock of ice-cold water and chills you to the bone." ~New York Times bestselling author Michael Prescott

"Guaranteed to keep you up late at night and make you sleep with the lights on." ~New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

OTHER SUPSENSE NOVELS by Danielle Girard:
Chasing Darkness
Ruthless Game
Cold Silence
The Rookie Club

ABOUT DANIELLE GIRARD:
As one of four children, Danielle Girard grew up in a house where the person with the best story got heard, and it’s probably no surprise that fast-paced suspense stories have always been her favorite. Girard’s books have won the Barry Award and been selected for the RT Reviewers Choice Award. Two of her novels have been optioned for movies.

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