The author sent me an ARC of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)
As bloody, severed body parts show up on her doorstep, Shawnee Daniels must stop the serial killer who wants her dead before she becomes the next victim.
But can she solve his cryptic clues before it’s too late? Or will she be the next to die a slow, agonizing death?
With crows stalking her every move, Shawnee can barely function. Things worsen when body parts show up on her doorstep. An unstoppable serial killer wants her dead. Mr. Mayhem threatens to murder everyone she loves, sending Shawnee a piece at a time.
As Mr. Mayhem sits in judgement, his cryptic clues must be solved before the final gavel drops. The game rules are simple—win the unwinnable or submit to a slow, agonizing death.
When Shawnee tries to fight back, she discovers her very existence is based on lies. But the full impact of the truth might become the headstone on Shawnee’s grave.
|Genre(s):||> Witch & Wizard Mysteries
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|Series:||The Mayhem Series, #4|
No wonder Poe didn’t deliver a photograph. The handless girl wasn’t his intended target. She was a means to an end, a ploy to get me to comply. It worked, too. Somewhere Mr. Mayhem left a clue. Bitterness coated my tongue as I slipped my fingers into black latex gloves. Gulped, and raised the severed hands to eye-level. Inked GPS coordinates marred the right palm. Across the left, block lettering read, “See you soon, Cautious Cat.”
This book re-introduces you to Shawnee Daniels, still her stubborn self – perhaps even more than before – not helpful with a serial killer close by.
With “I Am Mayhem”, Sue Coletta has outdone her previous work by creating an incredibly chilling thriller series finale with a stubborn young woman and a serial killer who wants revenge. It is a highly compelling read, inevitably drawing you in as the story proceeds. Sue Coletta paints a clear picture of the main characters’ mindsets – making the readers acquainted with them – while the story evolves. I was drawn rather close to Shawnee (despite her stubbornness), Levaughn, and even Mayhem; still could not warm up to Nadine, though. The main characters are very complex – three-dimensional, believable with their flaws and virtues; sometimes too believable and intense for comfort. The story is cleverly elaborated and has a great flow; I do not state this often – but this was an edge-of-your-seat experience for me. Sue Coletta’s thorough research shows; you find proof throughout the story.
This is a book for you if you like psychological suspense, thrillers with serial killers, stubborn characters, food for thought, and if you are a fan of excellently researched topics. If you liked the series so far – you will love this amazing finale.
Highly recommended – enjoy the thrill!
|Cover||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Writing||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Plot||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|Characters||⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (five stars)|
|POV||First person – past tense|
|Language|| – 😳 (some mild and few medium swearwords)
|Violence||😳 – 😡 (several murders involving blood and more)|
|Sexual content|| – 😳 (some mentions without details)
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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about “I Am Mayhem”? Or – if you did not yet read “I Am Mayhem – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂
What a great review. Sue writes a riveting thriller. Thanks for the recommendation, Karen. And congrats to Sue!
Congratulations, Sue, on the great review! Thanks for sharing your thought, Karen.
This one is on my list and I need to get to it. Thanks for the review.
Thank you for reading my review, Craig.
You certainly have read this book by now; my educated guess: you liked it as much as I did.
Thank you Karen.
You are very welcome, Rosie.
Thank you, Karen! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
You are most welcome, Sue; I enjoyed every page. 🙂
Please accept my apologies for the late reply. My blog alerts were suddenly deactivated and – I did not realise it until now. 😮