When 18 year old, Brandon P Marshall shoots his parents, performs a sexual act on himself (which he videos and uploads onto You tube) before killing himself all in front of his three baby siblings, Sergeant Dale Franklin and Officer Steve Abrams think they've seen everything. However, this is only the beginning of a spate of atrocious murders being carried out across America by troubled teenagers gone bad. Over in London, Tania Goldman has just burnt her parents alive before setting herself on fire and Lady Leandra has digested rat poison and also given it to her parents.
Government agencies across both side of the Atlantic are at a loss as to why this is happening or how it can be stopped. However, there is hope in a young man called Dai Williams who is able to read minds and attempts to enter the brains of the troubled teens to find out exactly what is going on.
This book was absolutely brilliant! The descriptions of the murders were very detailed and explicit and the behaviours surrounding the troubled teens before their crimes was first class. The relationship (both professional and eventually romantic) between Officers Dale and Steve was funny, emotional and brave considering they were gay men working in a macho law enforcement field. Their colleague and good friend, Cathy Svenstrom who worked at the Centre for Disease Control was gutsy and dominant and I liked the fact that she was given an important status as a female based in a male dominated hierarchy.
My only criticism was the layout of the story. There were no speech marks to indicate who was talking and at times I kept getting confused as to whether a character was talking or having a thought. I'm not sure if this was structure was due to the book being a draft copy but it did complicate the storyline and was not helpful.
On the whole, this book was witty, thought-provoking and one that I couldn't put down. It's definitely one to be recommended especially for anyone that likes suspense, thriller, guts and gore!
A fantastic read!