Josephine Naylor, shoulders slumped, stares down at the frozen corpse. Even though rime disguises the otherwise naked body, the Detective knows it is the missing teenager. The remains are female, about five feet, maybe a hundred pounds without the frost. And the body has been left in the same position as the two previous victims: face up, ankles and hands neatly tucked together, bound with duct tape. The same parts are missing.
This regrettable murder left no doubt in Jo’s mind that the killer is the same person, based on the method of execution. Forensics had confirmed as much with the second body. That murder had brought forth the criminal psychologists to create a profile that would tell them what type of individual might commit such a crime. The scene before her is, therefore, extremely important, so she stands well away. She is still able to discern an unusual shape upon the victim’s forehead, which, once uncovered from its icy envelope, will likely prove to be a piece of broken crystal similar to those found in the same spot on the pale dead skin of the two other bodies.
Review for Shattered Figurine by James Fisher - Editor-in-Chief of the Miramichi Reader.
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February 02, 2021
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A 5 star review from MJ LaBeff, author of the Cold Case Series.
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