No One Will Hear Your Screams by Thomas O’Callaghan

‘Hello?  Is anyone there?’

Who is murdering prostitutes in New York City?  And why is the killer embalming them?  We know the killer is named Tilden, and we know what his objective is.  But why is he killing these particular women and how quickly can he be caught?

Lieutenant John Driscoll, Detective Cedric Thomlinson and Sergeant Margaret Aligante are the team who will try to find Tilden.  Each of the three have issues of their own to deal with: issues which will bring both insight (and potential barriers) to the investigation.  We also learn a bit about Tilden’s past and his motivation.  Can Tilden be apprehended and brought to justice? 

There’s plenty of tension as the story builds to a climax.  Unfortunately for me, a few homonyms (such as main for mane and waive for wave) slowed down my read as did a couple of typos ‘gauge’ (presumably for ‘gauze’) and ‘you’re’ for ‘your’ and ‘they’ll’ for ‘there’ll’. Sigh.  I know, I’m pedantic.  Some readers notice (and care) about such things, others don’t.  But in a story where details matter, proof reading can be useful.

This is the third novel to feature Lieutenant Driscoll.  I’ve not (yet) read the first two.  If you enjoy mysteries with a twist (or two), you may enjoy this.

Note: My thanks to NetGalley and WildBlue Press for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes. 

Jennifer Cameron-Smith