Aidan Conway’s A Known Evil is a well-researched international thriller focusing on the unique crimes of a serial killer on the streets of Rome. Inspectors Rossi and Carrara are put in charge of the investigation to track down the hammer-wielding killer who leaves cryptic notes at the murder scenes.
Rossi suspects all the major power brokers in Italy of having their hand in the conspiracy: the Church, the establishment, the opposition, the Mafia, and the media. The tension really starts to pick up as the investigators themselves are watched, targeted, and chased around the city. The plot line is thin at times as the detectives force some circumstantial evidence to stick, but the final trap to catch the killer is worth the wait.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thiller and police procedural.
4 out of 5 stars
Thank you to NetGalley, Killer Reads, and Mr. Conway for an advanced copy for review.