Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 451 Ratings)
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“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” 
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) 

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine. 

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Avery Black series will be available soon.

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 
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  • Silence of the lambs

    By schguy
    This book and Silence Of The Lambs are pretty much the same story.
  • Nice read!

    By Kristileeg
    Nice character development and an interesting story line. A little predictable and formulaic, but it was still definitely an enjoyable book to read.
  • Perfect

    By Super Green!
    Cause to Kill was amazing. It has everything you could want in a mystery! I also loved how the killer did his work. The way the author wrote and described the killer’s work was incredible! I very much like how he involved the police officer’s family life and work life and put them together to create a wonderful story.
  • Cause to Kill

    By Mavis Aguinaga
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to start " Cause to Run." Congratulations, you have helped me find a new favourite author..
  • Cause to Run

    By Hayestrent
    This book was an excellent story. I found myself wanting to stay up all to finish it. I look forward to the next book in the series.
  • Cause to Kill

    By getlt
    Great read !!!!
  • Predictable

    By Rxnjsquir
    No surprises here. Many mistakes that catch the readers attention and make it hard to become involved in the story. My favorite was the policeman that was shot by shotgun shells that went through his neck and face. Does author even know what a shotgun shell is? The characterization was poorly developed and shallow and per the author everybody yelled and screamed. No calmer heads in this amateur hour. It would be nice if the author actually developed some psychological profiles and valid theory if writing a psychological suspense about a serial killer. I gave an extra star for the fun of hunting the mistakes.
  • Serial killer

    By Gemom
    I found Avery Black's character to be well done until the end. I felt that they assumed the reader is stupid in the end. It was a good read until the end.
  • Cause to Kill

    By Spaghetti & Meatballs
    Truly “unable” to put this book down! I devored it and wanted for MORE….. Fabulous read. You, too, will be hooked.
  • Cause To Kill

    By Dotti Smith
    Kept me reading. Will read more.

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