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Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite
Body Art (The Joshua Lucas Chronicles) by Sterling Samuels is an interesting thriller featuring two indefatigable detectives and an evasive serial killer. SBI agent Joshua Lucas and lead homicide detective Samuel Santiago are determined to solve the murder of the lead singer of a band. They have very little to work on — very few clues and virtually no leads. The only thing that happens is the increasing body count. Can they find the killer in time to stop the next murder?
Set in North Carolina, Body Art is a blend of crime novel and psychological thriller that will please readers who love suspenseful and gripping novels. Sterling Samuels has a unique gift for creating characters that are sophisticated, and unpredictable plot lines. Joshua is a multi-layered character and it is interesting how he evolves through the narrative. I loved the writing and the author’s ability to create powerful images in the minds of the characters, identifying interesting elements of the setting right from the opening part of the narrative. “Fog machines positioned throughout the abandoned warehouse came to life on cue. Thick, virgin-white fog, taking on the characteristics of unattended grapevines coagulated before circulating through the interior…”
Each chapter is crafted to leave the reader wanting more, almost being forced to turn to the next page. The pacing is fast and the narrative is filled with intense action. The unpredictability in plot combines with the humor and the suspense to make for a thrilling reading experience. Body Art introduces great characters, an enjoyable plot, and a conflict that moves the story to an exciting conclusion.