Its good shlock. This book is well written and if you have never read a serial killer/paranormal sleuth/police mystery before I'm sure you would find it very gripping. The murders are pretty horrific and the bad guys are believable. The mystery clips along at a good pace and all the characters are well drawn. Unfortunately I've read a lot of this kind of book and there is nothing that truly sparkled. Good for a night when you need something to distract you from real life.