Judith D Collins
Field of Graves
Taylor Jackson Series #8 Prequel
By: J. T. Ellison
Publication Date: 6/14/2016
Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars
With FIELD OF GRAVES, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison goes back to where it all began… All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison's most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they race the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim. This dark, thrilling and utterly compelling novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, and Ellison's fans will be delighted with the revelations about their favorite characters.
A special thank you to MIRA and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Talented thriller author, J.T. Ellison returns following her standalone, No One Knows (2016) with FIELD OF GRAVES (Taylor Jackson #8 Prequel), as she takes readers back to some of her favorite characters: Taylor Jackson (Homicide), Dr. Samantha Owens, (Autopsies-ME) and Profiler Dr. John Baldwin (Former FBI profiler). Also, Captain Price, detective Pete (Fitz) Fitzgerald, Detective Lincoln Ross and Detective Marcus Wade. It is Nashville, Tennessee and a serial killer is on the loose. Vanderbilt college students. Why are these murders happening? A message? Taylor is having dreams of a field of graves. From panic attacks and nightmares. Baldwin in brought in as a consultant and he has his own demons. Lieutenant Taylor Jackson, Criminal Investigation division, Nashville Metro Police. A promotion to lieutenant at age thirty-four. Cops always tried to make her life difficult, since she was a chick. A tough smart one. Martin ruined her life and nearly derailed her career. She was still clawing her way back. Ellison gives readers the background of Jackson and how the team came together. All your favorite characters. Sam spent her time perched over Nashville’s dead bodies, and Taylor’s best friend. Taylor’s group was unique. “The Murder Squad.” In Nashville, Homicide covered the full gamut of physical crimes. What made Taylor’s team different from Nashville’s other homicide detectives was the element of mystery in their jobs. If a violent crime occurred that resulted in a death, and there was no suspect, they caught the case. If the trail went cold after 24 hrs. it was theirs. It fell in their laps. She was proud of her team with a high close rate. However, success was always tempered with a desire to see failure. She had made a lot of friends when she killed David Martin, even though he was dirty. No one wanted to see a cop dead, even if he was a bad guy. He had tried to kill her first. Ellison fans will delight with the compelling fast pace suspense. From mystery and intrigue, forensics, profiling, with flawed characters, and as always plenty of wit to balance the dark side. Enjoyed revisiting with Taylor and Sam! Fans of Mary Burton’s Morgans of Nashville Series will enjoy!
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About the Author
PHOTO CREDIT: Krista Lee Photography
New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens. Follow J.T. on Facebook or Twitter @thrillerchick for more insight into her wicked imagination. Read More