In bestseller Kava’s derivative fifth thriller to feature Maggie O’Dell (after ‘s At the Stroke of Madness), the beautiful FBI profiler and recovering alcoholic. As the killing spree continues unabated, it quickly becomes very clear to Maggie O’Dell – the FBI profiler assigned to the case – that more than one perpetrator is. As the killing spree continues unabated, it becomes clear to Maggie O’Dell—the FBI profiler assigned to the case—that more than one perpetrator is responsible.

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Maggie still doesn’t dazzle me much with her FBI skills, and I’m hoping that can change at some point in the series. This was not the case here.

kavw However, the build up was very slow and because I came in halfway in the series, had to find my feet with some of the characters first. I love following all the leads and grasping at clues and guessing at the evjl s? May 3rd Pages: I wasn’t too keen on the style, either: I was very pleased with the way everything played out in this one, and I thought the resolution was appropriate.

This is the first Alex Kava novel I’ve read. And of course killer killing pedophiles – that’s an interesting issue.


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Ever since finishing all of Christie’s novels 3 or 4 times over, I’ve been looking for more detective fiction to fill my mystery appetite.

Maggie knows the bargain is a necessary evil—one that may be made in blood. She definitely made me want to check out more of her work… Like Like.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some minute facts could’ve been answered but plot moved on better than stalling or lagging. And after finishing this, I am even more curious about the future direction of the series. As she begins to drill down into the facts, Maggie discovers a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of male authority figures—including Catholic priests.

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A Necessary Evil (Maggie O’Dell, book 5) by Alex Kava

Nothing clear about most of it and I was spending more time on figuring out who was neceasary then enjoying what was going on. Mira- Fiction – pages. Once again the past comes back to haunt Maggie. It all starts when various decapitated heads of women start to show up, and Maggie O’Dell FBI profiler is asked to work on the case.


Not sure why I preferred it this time. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I liked the addition of Detective Pakula.

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Did not mean to rant. Lists with This Book.

I also enjoyed more page time from Racine and Gwen. The final part of the book was very exciting and I felt only good thoughts as I closed my iPad on it.

She believes one of her patients is the killer. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A Maggie O’dell Mystery Author s: As the ritualistic killings leave America’s heartland reeling, Maggie gets a second lead – one that leaves her stunned.

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As the investigation heads up, Maggie is contacted by Father Michael Keller, a priest she believes murdered two young boys four years ago.

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Maggie must put her suspicions aside and accept his help in order to solve this case. To ask other readers questions about A Necessary Evilplease sign up. Apr 04, Adam rated it did not like it.