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Email address:. Please provide an email address. A killer is watching. The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.
Morreli A killer is watching. Morreli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it's the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings -- a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli's own nephew goes missing.
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Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Maggie O'Dell 1. Maggie O'Dell , Nick Morrelli. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Perfect Evil , please sign up.
Is there a follow up book to a perfect evil? Lisa Yes, there are at least 11 book in the Maggie O'Dell series, along with a prequel on her dealings with Albert Stuckey.
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You can find the series at …more Yes, there are at least 11 book in the Maggie O'Dell series, along with a prequel on her dealings with Albert Stuckey. Do Maggie and Nick hook up into a real relationship in future books? Becca This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ As you have asked, I am assuming you won't mind that it is a spoiler?! No they don't. There is a lot of dancing around but ultimately no, not so …more As you have asked, I am assuming you won't mind that it is a spoiler?!
There is a lot of dancing around but ultimately no, not so far as I have got to - I'm at number 8 of the Maggie series. See 2 questions about A Perfect Evil…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 20, Jilly rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , contemporary-fiction.
Ooh, almost Christmas time. Tis the season What, you trying to tell me that you DON'T have a creepy voice in your head? Then, you are a liar!
A PERFECT EVIL | Book 1 Maggie O'Dell - ALEX KAVA
Now that I have thoroughly offended anyone who has actually stuck around to read this review, here's the dealio: So, there's a serial killer who is killing kids in a small town. The town's sheriff is a good-ol-boy, a fuck-boy, and totally out of his league. Maggie and Sheriff Fuck-Boy are trying to solve the murder together now, and it's a pretty good story. They have great chemistry, but Maggie is married and Sheriff F. Now, Sherrif F. Then, D. Hey, D. Dammit, GTA!
We have to drive on the road with these little maniacs when they grow up! But, don't worry, kiddos, cuz Daddy comes to town to help his idiot son solve the murder. Only, Daddy is more interested in fame and camera time. He's Daddy Fame Whore. Daddy F. The only good thing about him appearing in the book is that it helps us understand why his kids are hot messes.
But, really, everyone is a hot mess. So, I guess it's just like real life. Anyway, if you want some disturbing murder in your life, this is the book for you. I'm looking forward to continuing the series. View all 20 comments. The killer couldn't be more obvious, the police couldn't be more incompetent and the romantic aspect couldn't be more disapponting View all 6 comments.
Apr 02, Phrynne rated it liked it. I found this book to be a bit of a mixture and therefore not easy to review. On the one hand it was very readable and I never actually put it to one side and went off to read something else! On the other hand neither did I wave it in the air at the end and say what a good book it was. The characters were somehow too flawed and Nick in particular never really redeemed himself at all. But the biggest problem was realising who the murderer was far too early in the book and then watching the so call I found this book to be a bit of a mixture and therefore not easy to review.
But the biggest problem was realising who the murderer was far too early in the book and then watching the so called experts not being able to see what was under their noses. The author tried to put up a few false leads but they did not work for me. Nevertheless for a first book this was pretty good and I am looking forward to watching the main character and the author's skill develop as the series continues.
View all 11 comments. When a young boy goes missing and is found brutally murdered in Platte City Nebraska days later, Sheriff Nick Morelli is advised to get help from FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell, especially after it appears to match previous crimes of a serial killer who was executed months earlier.
O'Dell, however, is still reeling from a harrowing capture of a vicious killer a month ago where she almost lost her life. The case was extremely interesting and captured my interest immediately.
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However, I found the rela When a young boy goes missing and is found brutally murdered in Platte City Nebraska days later, Sheriff Nick Morelli is advised to get help from FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell, especially after it appears to match previous crimes of a serial killer who was executed months earlier. However, I found the relationship between Nick and Maggie to be a distraction. She's a highly touted profiler but never really created a strong imprint on the case. Nick came across as supremely incompetent and vacuous. And, I think that was the intent. What saved the story were the actual cases especially the last abduction and the points of view provided by the killer.
They were chilling and well crafted. I wasn't fond of the ending as it left me floundering It just felt unfinished. Since I think this story was a victim of what I consider "first-book-itis," I'm looking forward to continuing because there were quite a few elements that worked. Other characters were less well developed and some were stereotypes.
The plot left a lot to be desired; it was very predictable. In spite of that, I did enjoy the book. I see lots of potential and will continue with the series. View all 8 comments. Oct 09, Mackey rated it liked it Shelves: my-reviews , crime-detective. ODell is brought into a small town in Nebraska after a child murder bears the same signs of recent spate of seriel murders in the same town.
The problem is that the murderer was executed. Is this a copy cat or did the town put to death the wrong person? O'Dell encounters the new Sherrif who is the son of the Sherrif who captured the killer 3. O'Dell encounters the new Sherrif who is the son of the Sherrif who captured the killer - of course he is. All of the original force is still around.
But soon it appears that something isn't right in this town, in fact something is quite wring. Much of the story is formulaic, including a short lived romance between the Sherrif and O'Dell, the stereotypical small town banter and behavior, etc. As the series progresses I think her character will grow as well. In short, this was a good, enjoyable read and a solid start to a promising series.
View 1 comment. Oct 08, The North Wall rated it did not like it. It's hard to know where to start with this one. I thought I was on the verge of kicking off a new, smart female-centric series that I could get my teeth into. I was surprised to find alleged series lead Maggie O'Dell relegated to one of many POVs, with the bulk of the initial plot being driven by blander-than- It's hard to know where to start with this one. I was surprised to find alleged series lead Maggie O'Dell relegated to one of many POVs, with the bulk of the initial plot being driven by blander-than-bland good ol' boy Sheriff Nick who finds himself flailing incompetently when someone starts dumping dead kids in his patch.
Enter Maggie and all her emotional baggage stage-left, and let the inappropriate thoughts of romance and jumping each others' bones begin. Seriously, that's all they do. Maggie conjures up a profile that everyone ignores and no wonder really; for a crack-hot profiler, she comes up with a load of bloody rubbish you could get off the TV, has occasionally traumatic thoughts about her traumatic past, and spends the rest of the time wondering why she's so incapable of keeping her mind off Nick's pert backside, or his piercing eyes, or his boyish good looks, or his There's little to no forensic or technical detail, nothing to suggest that Kava did a hint of research, and hey, why use one adverb when you can use two?
By the time the dog's breakfast ending of false tension and day-old-stupid police work rolled around, my despair was complete. Recommended for masochists only. View 2 comments. Dec 14, Alex is The Romance Fox rated it really liked it Shelves: adventure-mystery-crime-thriller , authors-i-o , romance , series. Working with the town's sheriff, Nick Morelli, she becomes part of a very dangerous game when the devious and evil killer becomes obsessed with her and begins playing a cat and mouse game with her.
The chemistry build up between Maggie and Nick is done in a very subtle way leaving us to wonder how that relationship will continue in the next book. The author uses the small town setting extremely well A well-executed page turner that ends with a setup for the next book. Mar 25, Nicole rated it did not like it. This books was truly terrible.
I wanted to quit by the 10th chapter, but I usually finish a book once it's started. In this case it's a decision I deeply regret. Time in my life that I could have spent reading something good, is now gone forever. None of the characters are at all likable and they are all downright stupid. The author had cops destroying evidence and bumbling around like fools.
She somehow even made the poor little 10 year old victims stupid. Make your eyes dark and intense. Narrow your eyes but don't squint. This works better if you have long eyelashes and very dark eyes. Don't laugh. Seriously, don't. Evil laughs might look cool or may seem to add affect to the stare, but in reality it can make you look stupid. Bite the inside of your cheek, it's painful and can keep you from laughing. It makes you forget that you are staring. Give a small grin and cock your eyebrow to show that you are not scared of that person. Don't squint. It makes you look like you need glasses.
Another thing that disturbs a lot of people thus making you evil is giving an almost unnoticeable smile, and licking your top lip very slowly Don't frown. Frowning is angry, not evil. When you are doing a stare, keep in mind what kind of image you want to project. Do you want to show anger? Make sure you keep your eyes a little squinted, because if you open your eyes too wide it looks weird. Suck the spit out of your mouth and then swallow it, this can help the straight face stay still.
Tilt your head down just a bit. Don't smile nor frown. Make your mouth expressionless but also still not a flat line. Make it curve down a bit so that it looks like a mysterious, evil smile. Warnings Don't look angry, look evil; if you look angry it could cause loss of friends if one of them is a victim of your evil stare. Some people look funny when trying to do this so make sure that you have it so you don't look funny, or else people will just laugh at you. Things You'll Need Mirror. Edit Related wikiHows. Article Summary X To do the perfect evil stare, squint your eyes and push your eyebrows down and together.