Review: Madness and Murder

I’d like to start off saying that up until now I’ve been primarily a fantasy and sci-fi junky. That said, after reading Madness and Murder my horizons will now be broadening. Jenny Hilbornes debut novel is a gripping murder mystery certain to keep you glued to every page.

Set in San Francisco, the story unfolds with Jessica Croft and her twin brother Judd as children. As you read their tragic story of murder and madness you meet Mac Jackson, veteran homicide detective. Jumping ahead to the twins as adults the story truly unfolds as Jackson grows frustrated in his inability to catch a serial killer. Jessicas past has always haunted her and continues to do so as she finds herself the target of a madman. Alex is another main character whose story is wonderfully weaved into the plot when she moves to San Francisco to be with the man of her dreams.

Memorable characters make this book a joy to read, not only are they believable but extremely well written with much thought and depth put into each. This is not a slow paced novel. From the first page you are whisked along with the well developed characters as a number of twists and turns provide no shortage of action and suspense.

Madness and Murder is an excellent novel I didn’t want to put down. It is an extremely worthwhile read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more this excellent new author!

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About jlwylie

Stay at home mom of 2 boys, avid reader and writer. Published by Untold Press

5 thoughts on “Review: Madness and Murder

  1. Kira Stann says:

    Great informative book review, thanks!

  2. Darcia Helle says:

    Sounds like a great read! It’s now on my wish list.

  3. Julie Musil says:

    Ooooh! This sounds like an awesome book. Thanks for the review.

  4. I’ve been eyeing this book for a while. Thanks for the review!

  5. jfhilborne says:

    Thanks for the great review, Jen.

    Ladies – thank you all for your interest. If you enjoy Madness and Murder, please be sure to let me know – Jackson will be back in novel #3 to solve another hideous crime.

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