Facing Evil by Kylie Brant
A serial attacker is locked up, and his murderous accomplice has been gunned down. But the true mastermind behind their lethal reign of terror still hasn't been taken in or taken down, so the harrowing case of the Cornbelt Killers isn't closed - and one murderous woman is determined to keep it that way. The only thing more important to her than evading capture is hunting down her hit list of enemies, topped by Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigation agent Cam Prescott and forensic psychologist Sophia Channing.
Faced with an opponent both quick-witted and cold-blooded, Cam and Sophia must scramble to keep up with this horrifying new threat. Little do they realize that in this game of cat and mouse, they're lambs being led to the slaughter.
Review by Brittany:
This is the third in the Circle of Evil trilogy, and I received a free copy on Net Galley per my request. After reading the first and second, I knew I had to pick this one up.
This book wraps up the search for the final Cornbelt Killer. As in Brant's previous novels in this series, her villain, Vickie, is genuinely scary. Here's a woman who thrives off pain and feels absolutely no remorse for the things that she has done to other people. Her complete lack of conscience and sense of responsibility is off-putting and makes her an interesting villain.
Vickie utilizes revenge as a factor in why she chooses her victims, making Sophia a major target. She blames Sophia for the death of her son and partner crime. In an extremely creepy way, Vickie is creative in how she chooses to send men after Sophia. There are also allusions to explosives and her plans to use those on Cam. Her desire for revenge is what drives this final book.
Cam also revisits his undercover FBI task force in this book. This allows him to wrap up a piece of his story line that has been mentioned throughout all three books. It also gives the author an opportunity to reinforce Sophia's feelings for Cam.
Overall, I thought this was a good final book for the series. It wrapped things up nicely and completed the story lines it was meant to.