Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Crime #Thriller – Wings of Mayhem: The Mayhem Series: #1 by Sue Coletta

I have started another new series, this time crime and thriller – this is my review for Wings of Mayhem: The Mayhem Series: #1 by Sue Coletta.

About the book

When the cat burglar and the serial killer collide, HE looks forward to breaking her will, but SHE never gives up. Not ever. And especially not for him.

Shawnee Daniels — forensic hacker for the police by day, cat burglar by night — ignites the hellfire fury of a serial killer when she unknowingly steals his trophy box.

Shawnee Daniels breaks into the home of Jack Delsin, a white-collar criminal accused of embezzling money from his employees’ retirement fund. In Robin Hood-esque fashion, her intention is to return their hard-earned cash, but she stumbles across a shocking spectacle. Jack has secrets, evil secrets, secrets worth killing over.

A deadly game of cat-and-mouse torpedoes Shawnee’s life. Can she outrun the killer, prove she’s innocent of murder, and protect those she loves before he strikes again?

Described by readers as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS meets THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, WINGS OF MAYHEM is a whirlwind of heart-thumping, non-stop action that takes your breath away. Impossible to put down.

My review for the book 27th April 2022

This first book in the Mayhem collection certainly gets the series off to a fast paced and thrilling start.

Shawnee Daniels is a complex character with a difficult past and an interesting present with a foot in both camps each side of the crimimal world. Trust does not come easily apart from her best friend, but slowly her heart opens to love and a relationship that complicates her life even further.

She is definitely independent and stubborn even in the face of a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a serial killer. As she becomes more entangled with his killing spree and protecting her own secret life, she not only endangers herself but those around her. The violence escalates and it is a race against time to catch the killer before Shawnee loses more of those she loves, her career, her freedom and very likely her life.

The main characters are excellently portrayed and the plot moves at a rapid pace towards a showdown that has you on the edge of your seat.  Clearly well researched both in police procedures and the mindset of a serial killer, it will be enjoyed by readers of crime thrillers and action packed novels.

Read the other reviews and buy the book: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Sue Coletta

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – follow Sue : Goodreads website/blog: Sue ColettaTwitter: @SueColetta1

About Sue Coletta

Sue Coletta is an award-winning crime writer and an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Feedspot and Expertido.org awarded her Murder Blog with “Best 100 Crime Blogs on the Net” (Murder Blog sits at #5 — 2018-2021). She also blogs at the Kill Zone, Writer’s Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers” (2013-2021).

Sue lives with her husband and two spoiled guinea pigs in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and writes two psychological thriller series, Grafton County Series and Mayhem Series (Tirgearr Publishing). She also writes narrative nonfiction & true crime (Rowman & Littlefield Group). She’s multi-published in numerous anthologies and her forensics articles have appeared in InSinC Quarterly. She’s also the communications manager for the Serial Killer Project and Forensic Science, and founder of #ACrimeChat on Twitter. And recently, she appeared on the Emmy award-winning true crime series Storm of Suspicion.

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books… Sally

 

66 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Crime #Thriller – Wings of Mayhem: The Mayhem Series: #1 by Sue Coletta

  1. It’s so dangerous reading the first in a series, isn’t it? I’ve just finished the first in Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, which I’ve had on my list for years (and on my shelf for several of them). And now I have to read the rest…
    So I was skimming past this one, until the words ‘guinea pigs’ leapt out at me, and now I’m going to have to read it 🙂

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  2. Great review! I was pretty sure I’d already bought this one, but it turns out I have books 3 & 4. I’ve bought the first two in the series just now! xx

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  3. I read book 2 of the series first, Sally, without realizing that I wasn’t starting at the beginning. Your review made me want to go back and see how it all began. Great review and recommendation. Many congrats to Sue. 🙂

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  5. This is quite a read, Sally. Sue’s series should be turned into a movie, well, a series, although it would be tough to find the right people for it. Congratulations to Sue!

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