Another book review coming your way! Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield is a crime/mystery novel. At under 300 pages, it’s a quick and interesting read. It is definitely the kind of crime novel where you are not able to really make predictions or guess what’s going to happen because the reader isn’t given any real clues or hints to theorize on. But, I still enjoyed the book even though I couldn’t make my own guesses – that actually kept me on my toes and kept me reading to find out what would happen next.
When the novel begins, the main character is confused and not sure what is going on. She lives in a small cabin in the woods of the Florida Everglades with some man who says he’s her fiancé. Unsure that that is true and no memory of anything before being found bleeding on the road by her “fiancé”, she runs away and embarks on a journey to figure out what is going on.
The whole no memory thing passes by quickly and she remembers who she is. The story flashes back to what led her to this point and then moves forward with solving the mystery and crimes going on which deal with smuggling, trafficking, and more.
Killing Pace follows the main character – I’m purposely not telling you her name because her identity is actually a main part of this story – and shines a light on how a lot of things are not as they seem.
The book is a standalone novel, I believe, but there were a few mentions of the character’s past and how people all knew who she was because of a past case. That made me think there was another book before this one, but I couldn’t find one online. The book does wrap up the mystery, but leaves it open to continue on with the characters if the author chooses to.
I really enjoyed the book and recommend it if you’re looking for a quick read crime fiction novel!
*I received this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own.*