In the quiet Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, a mutilated body has the residents nervous and for good reason. Detroit Metro Police recognize the handiwork of the serial killer known as the Doctor. But there’s a problem with that. They locked him up seven years ago.
Because of her expertise with serial killers, former hotshot detective and now FBI agent, Abby Kane, is tasked with figuring out how this madman is able to kill again. When she visits The Doctor behind bars, he swears he’s innocent and not the psychopath everyone thinks he is. Oddly enough, Abby believes him.
Corktown dives headfirst into the grit of Detroit, exposing the government corruption and deadly violence that has haunted the city for decades.
What I liked: I liked Abby's character. She's basically no nonsense and wants to get the job done. She's made a bit more interesting by her background and home situation. I enjoyed the idea and the development of the corruption involved in a major U. S. city. Ms. Hutchinson showed how once corruption starts, it's extremely hard to choke it off. Overall, a pretty good novel. Good enough that I'll check into the next in the series to see where it goes.
What I didn't like: I didn't quite understand why Abby was considered such a "hot shot" FBI agent just based on her previous work experience in Japan. There wasn't enough background provided as to why she was supposed to be so good. I would have liked more back story on her. Maybe that's coming in future books, I hope.
I like a good thriller and this was one that kept my interest buy didn't overwhelm me. I could put it down when I wanted and pick right back up.
I got Corktown on sale for $.99 and that's a great buy. Currently it's $2.99 on Kindle. The paperback is definitely not a good buy at $12.59.