Tarryn Cooper Love was raised by a single mother. But Tarryn was not raised on traditional fairy tales. His mother had an obsession with Ted Bundy, and told Tarryn stories about his life and his kills. Tarryn, knowing how much his mother idolized Ted Bundy, became a serial killer in order to earn her respect. He drives a taxi, which is how he finds his victims. He is one kill away from passing Ted Bundy's admitted record of 36 kills.
Carmen is a troubled young girl turned trophy wife who is desperate to get out of her marriage. She is suicidal and getting her final things in order when Tarryn picks her up. Tarryn finds out Carmen's plans, and decides that bringing her back from the darkness of depression and giving her back the will to live will provide the ultimate challenge before he kills her.
You get in to the heads of both these characters, and you come to appreciate them both. There are psychological twists throughout the whole novel. The shift as Carmen's resolve to live comes back is touching, and you can see Tarryn's back and forth fight - should he kiss her or kill her?
If you like true crime, you would dig this. A lot of it reads like a time line - how each character got to where they are in their lives. But then, all of a sudden, you get caught up in a thrilling and tense scene.
I definitely recommend this one - it is worth checking out!!
Thanks to Kelley and Hall Book Publicity for sending me a copy of this book!!