Review: Splintered by S.J.D. Peterson

Splintered by S.J.D. Peterson


A string of murders targeting effeminate gay men has the GLBTQ community of Chicago on alert, but budget cuts have left many precincts understaffed and overworked, and homophobia is alive and well within the law enforcement community so little has been done to solve the mystery. When the FBI calls in Special Agent Todd Hutchinson and his team, the locals are glad to hand the case off. But Hutch finds a bigger mystery than anyone originally realized—seventeen linked murders committed in several different jurisdictions. Hutch’s clues lead him to Noah Walker.

Working on his PhD in forensic psychology, Noah has been obsessed with serial murders since he was a child. Noah finds himself hunted, striking him off Hutch’s suspect list, but not off his radar. To catch the killer before anyone else falls victim, they’ll have to work together to bring him to justice.



This book was so, good. I enjoyed it so much. It’s definitely the kind of book I love to read, I just wasn’t able to read as fast as I wanted to. It was very exciting.

Special Agent Todd Hutchinson (Hutch) and his team, are in charge of solving a series of murders targeting gay men. Noah Walker is working on his PhD in forensic psychology. He’s first seen as a possible suspect, but after discarding that possibility, he starts working with them trying to solve the crimes. But when they got the attention of the killer, things become a little different of what they expected.

I really liked this book. It was very interesting to read. The plot was so intriguing, and there were a little hints of the mind of the killer that were so amazing, my only issue about this was that it were too few, I wished I could get a little more inside that mind, but I guess that would give up too much about the identity and damage the plot. The pace it’s a bit slow at the beginning but it start to rush near the end. It had some really interesting twists.

The main characters were nice, I didn’t particularly loved them, but I guess I didn’t hate them either. They have some moments when they are able to transmit some intense emotions to the reader, on this matter I guess Noah was the best of them to do it, and perhaps my favorite character of them all.

The secondary characters were very nice, I liked the way the team interact. Sometimes they seemed a little immature, but it was a nice way of coping with the kind of job they had.

The book it’s not a romance. It have some romantic elements on it, but it main focus it’s on the mystery. There are graphic descriptions of some of the murders, not too many, but for readers who might find this disturbing, it’s probably not the book for you. That being said, I think it was great and for readers who like crime and mystery stories, this is a really good one, I would definitely recommend it.

*Book provided by NetGalley.

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