A Song for the Dead by D.K. Hood

abercrombie1986's review

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


This is a creepy Halloween story and shows how we probably all know someone who is a little less stable than we think.  I love the team and way they interact both teasing and supportive.  I love seeing how Jenna and Dave have progressed in their personal lives.  This had the right amount of creepy to put me on edge.  The stalker getting into the victims’ homes creeped me out and is probably second only to Psycho for that shower scene.  And the next time I come home late and have to get from my car to my home, I will definitely be thinking about this one.

The chapters told from the killer’s POV didn’t really shed any insight into who was behind the murders, but I love the information I gleamed from them.  Even though I still fell for the red herring.  Black Falls, the setting of the book, is serial killer central and this Halloween installment really captured that atmosphere.  Did all the team members convey all the info they knew?  How do you tell a Halloween trick from something the killer has done?

I read this in a sitting and recommend this series.  While this is book 21, they can all be read without completing the series.  But once you read one, you will want to read more.

mandylovestoread's review

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adventurous dark mysterious tense fast-paced