In bestseller Kava’s derivative fifth thriller to feature Maggie O’Dell (after ‘s At the Stroke of Madness), the beautiful FBI profiler and recovering alcoholic. As the killing spree continues unabated, it quickly becomes very clear to Maggie O’Dell – the FBI profiler assigned to the case – that more than one perpetrator is. As the killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O’Dell—the FBI profiler assigned to the case—that more than one perpetrator is responsible.

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Could one of these men been the killer who had been beheading women? Unbeknownst to anyone, Maggie’s friend psychologist Gwen Patterson kavs receiving communications from that killer, who she believes is one of her patients. The story is quite easy to read, with lots of short chapters and the end was a total surprise to me although I already suspected someone from the ‘inside’.

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As she begins necesssary drill down into the facts, Maggie discovers a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of male authority figures—including Catholic priests.

Alex Kava is a master at weaving necessarj unrelated subplots into the larger plot and making sense of it all. Ever since finishing all of Christie’s novels 3 or 4 times over, I’ve been looking for more detective fiction to fill my mystery appetite.

Not a bad book by any means, but it has been done before. Well, what an adventure this book is. She writes novels in the psychological thriller genre.

There are two different storylines in the book, but they necesssary easy to follow as they are connected. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Maggie must cross a dangerous line into a world of malevolence and evil from which she may not return unscathed. These murders are not s in the Washington D. As the witness was entering the men’s room, he believed a teenager came running out.


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An excellent thriller kaca all of my favorite elements: Write necessagy customer review. Just when another head has been discovered, Maggie is sent to Nebraska on another case. Gwen Patterson, is receiving notes from the killer. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I bought every one of her books and read them in order as they were written I have written a the same review for every one of her books. A Necessary Evil, by Alex Kava.

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I want to see what happens in Maggie’s personal life, how Gwen copes with her role in things and what happened to her. Jan 04, Nandhini Kumanan rated it liked it.

How are the two cases linked?

I felt that this wasn’t a great choice for a thriller, because a lot of tension was lost. Maggie is working on two cases that seem linked with each other Then Maggie gets a second lead—one that leaves her stunned.

Email required Address never made public. Notify me of new posts via email. No trivia or quizzes yet. Question D 5 8 May 23, I liked the way Maggie was portrayed.

A Necessary Evil (Maggie O’Dell #5) by Alex Kava

Sick and twisted, the priest seems to have vanished without a trace. He seemed like a good detective that didn’t have a problem with getting help from the FBI.

While she is still working on that case, she is called to assist another one; ,ava priests have been attacked and murdered, seemingly at random. I enjoy books where the reader can follow the clues and work things out but become frustrated when the hints are too obvious and the killer predictable.


With the help of her friend, mentor and psychologists, Gwen Patterson and Detective Julia Racine, they begin searching for the connection between two different killers, which they believe is linked to a Internet computer game where young neccessary victims can kill the priests that abused FBI profiler, Maggie O’Dell is back in the 5th book of this series.

Alex Kava is the best author I have read in a long time. Please try again later. O’Dell was also working on some homicides in the Washington D. Besides, she is from Omaha, my home town. Well, I thought this book was so good that I went back to Book 1, and am proceeding through them all.

Very thrilling, despite the rather predictable nature of the plot. You will be surprised at the ending as I was. I also found some of the dialogue between the female characters very flat and a bit false. Kava divides her time between Omaha, Nebraska and Pensacola, Florida. Not to happy the way it ended to abruptly.

I keep hearing great things about Kava. Question P 7 9 May 23, Her books are extremely hard to put down so be warned you will lose sleep.

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