A female serial killer is so obsessed with art that she finds her ultimate purpose in the desire to paint portraits of her victims in the midst of their death. That’s the challenge facing brilliant but flawed detective Nathan Pearson who finds the case hits remarkably too close to home.
Former Chicago detective Nathan Pearson just wants to move on with his life and leave the police life behind him. But with serial killer Mona Pruitt, also his ex-girlfriend, being locked up in a mental hospital for painting a portrait of a dead male at the center of Millennium Park, is going to force him back into the life he swore he left behind. When FBI agent Melissa Thornton shows up at his home to recruit him, he’s going to have to fight his distaste for law enforcement and saving lives.
Soon Nathan finds himself on someone’s hit list. But he’s not the only target. Mona is too, and Nathan quickly learns nothing is as it seems. One thing is clear: Nathan has to visit Mona, she is still obsessed with him, and she may be the only one who truly knows what is going on. Now, as the death toll starts to rise and time running out, somebody close to Nathan or Mona is on the line, Nathan knows his only chance is to keep visiting Mona. But Mona will prove how horrifying and unpredictable she can be while locked up.
This all leads to a twisted and shocking turn of events that will make Mona Pruitt the next deadly famous artist.
Portrait of Death is a gripping, extraordinary novel that kept me hooked from beginning to end. This incredible, terrifying read was shocking thanks to its violent moments and fantastic plot twists and turns. Portrait of Death can only be described as a dramatic crime thriller that will chill all readers to their core! It is the kind of book that would compel any reader to read quickly to reach the end… I know I did! As I read this book I thought “can this book get any better?!”, it truly is a captivating read and so I would implore all of you incredible readers to read this book!
Portrait of Death follows the protagonist of the novel, Nathan Pearson who so happens to be a Former Detective for the Chicago Police Department. Pearson has been trying to move on from his life in the police department however when he discovers that his ex-girlfriend, Mona, has become a serial killer, he is soon recruited by Mellissa, an FBI agent who needs his help and this is the premise of this thrilling novel!
The story of this incredible book is a dark and suspenseful one that will haunt your dreams thanks to the disturbing, graphic and many violent moments the reader experiences. These kind of thrillers in my opinion are the best; I adore when a book is haunting because it shows the author is brazen! These are how thrillers are supposed to be, and it was clear to me early on that Greg Ryan, the author of this exceptional novel, knows just how to write a magnificent piece of literature. He understands that this genre is meant to haunt and terrify the reader as well as keep them entertained and the fact that he knows what the reader wants shows me that he is a pure literary talent.
Grey Ryan is a well-accomplished, talented writer who compelled me from beginning to end with his suspenseful novel. His story is unpredictable and will keep the reader guessing from beginning to end; this is thanks to the many plot twists and turns he included. Each twist and turn genuinely shocked me each time, the twists were profound and full of intensity so much so that I was compelled to read until the very end. Ryan’s creation of Nathan in particular was phenomenal; he is a believable character who is full of raw, human emotion. His dialogue jumps right off the page and this combined with Ryans incredible power to describe his characters and settings sent my mind into visual overdrive.
To conclude my thoughts on this sensational book, I would say if you are looking for a thrilling, engrossing, compelling read that will keep you reading for hours on end then this incredible book is for you! This sensational read gets Five Stars from me.
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