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The Fibonacci Murders – Dale E. Lehman

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★★★★ ½

The envelope had landed on top of a pile of paperwork, to the casual glance one snowflake in a storm.

Detective Lieutenant Rick Peller has seen just about everything come through his county.

But this?

I start with zero. Nobody dies today.

This seemingly innocuous note starts a deadly chain reaction that rocks Peller and his team to their very core.

There’s a murderer on the loose – following the Fibonacci pattern (where the next number in the sequence is the summation of the previous two (i.e. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3…etc))

“Doesn’t it strike you as a lot of trouble to go through?

It’s strangely sinister and the deaths are escalating quickly.

Peller along with his Detective Sergeants, Montufar and Dumas, will need to solve this increasingly high-stakes case as quickly as possible – before the murderer takes this “game” to a whole different level.

“This is getting way too twisted,” Dumas said.
“And it’ll probably get even more twisted before we understand it.”

I quite liked the start of this series!

I really didn’t know much going into it other than it was a detective book themed about a number sequence but I was pleasantly surprised throughout.

The characters felt fresh, vibrant and exciting – which really made the book pop for me.

There were quite a few main characters and the story line jumps a bit from the various detectives but the strength from the overall narrative kept the book from feeling too confusing.

I definitely have a soft spot for Peller and I am totally keep my fingers crossed for the couple (you know the type – the one “couple” in the book that totally aren’t together but totally should get together).

The plot was thrilling and fast-paced. I was really intrigued by the concept of the Fibonacci Murders and I was hooked from the start. The mathematician was a great addition to the detective team!

And there were enough twists and turns that I had absolutely NO idea where the book was going next.

All in all, a fabulous book to spend my birthday reading!

With thanks to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Dale E. Lehman? Buy it here:  Amazon

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