What you don’t know by Joann Chaney
This novel is dark, vulgar and utterly creepy! Written brilliantly.
The majority of the novel is spent 7 years after the discovery of 31 bodies on the property of Jacky. The novel moves around 3 central characters and their journeys when a copycat killer stalks anyone with a connection to the original crime.
Hoskins is the burnout cop, struggling to hold his life together.
Sammie is the ruthless reporter, willing to do anything for a story.
Gloria is the creepy wife of Jacky, as she stands by him we wonder if she knew & why she is she so strange?
Jacky is terrifying as the depraved serial killer and is horror movie worthy with his torture murders and his obsessional/creepy mannerisms.
All together it is an amazing debut novel and a thoroughly scary read!
*I received an Ebook copy via netgalley in return for an honest review.
The last victims of an infamous serial killer on death row may be the ones he didn’t kill. Seven years ago, Detective Paul Hoskins and his larger-than-life partner solved one of the biggest serial murder cases of the decade. They dug up 33 bodies in a crawl space belonging to the beloved Jacky Seever, a pillar of the community and a successful businessman. Sammie Peterson was the lead reporter on the case. Her byline was on the front page of the newspaper every day. Seever’s wife, Gloria, claimed to be as surprised as everyone else.
Today, Hoskins has been banished to cold cases, Sammie is selling make-up at the mall, and Gloria is trying to navigate a world where she can’t escape condemnation. And Seever? He’s watching the show.
But when a series of new murders occur, and the victims are all somehow connected to Seever, Gloria is once again thrust into the spotlight, while Hoskins and Sammie realize this may be their chance to get their lives back, even if it means forfeiting their humanity in the process.