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A brutal mass murder... With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the Sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI. A special agent with a mysterious pas A brutal mass murder... With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the Sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI. A special agent with a mysterious past... Special Agent Mickey Parsons of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit receives the Sheriff's request and flies to Alaska to help in the investigation. Parsons has the most closed cases of any special agent in Behavioral Science's history, but the mental and physical scars of the last case he handled in the field nearly six years ago has left him tired and contemplating retirement. Uncertain if he has the strength to follow a killer into the darkness again, Parsons may need the Sheriff as much as she needs him. A monster in the making... Parsons believes the Hennleys to be the killer's first victims. But the sheer brutality has him convinced he's dealing with someone more monster than man. Someone that is escalating in their sadism, and if left free, will bring terror on the community unlike any they have ever experienced.


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A brutal mass murder... With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the Sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI. A special agent with a mysterious pas A brutal mass murder... With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the Sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI. A special agent with a mysterious past... Special Agent Mickey Parsons of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit receives the Sheriff's request and flies to Alaska to help in the investigation. Parsons has the most closed cases of any special agent in Behavioral Science's history, but the mental and physical scars of the last case he handled in the field nearly six years ago has left him tired and contemplating retirement. Uncertain if he has the strength to follow a killer into the darkness again, Parsons may need the Sheriff as much as she needs him. A monster in the making... Parsons believes the Hennleys to be the killer's first victims. But the sheer brutality has him convinced he's dealing with someone more monster than man. Someone that is escalating in their sadism, and if left free, will bring terror on the community unlike any they have ever experienced.

30 review for The Murder of Janessa Hennley

  1. 4 out of 5

    Adrian Lawrence

    Compulsive Don't start this book if you can't spare some reading time - it will suck you in, it's that good. Not often does a book do that to me after only a few pages; you just know it's going to be a winner. The characterisation, atmosphere, plot and writing style are completely engrossing. After reading a dozen of this author's books it's has become clear that he has knowledge of what he's writing about, especially the law. He even had me viewing the bad guy as someone who's was ill rather tha Compulsive Don't start this book if you can't spare some reading time - it will suck you in, it's that good. Not often does a book do that to me after only a few pages; you just know it's going to be a winner. The characterisation, atmosphere, plot and writing style are completely engrossing. After reading a dozen of this author's books it's has become clear that he has knowledge of what he's writing about, especially the law. He even had me viewing the bad guy as someone who's was ill rather than simply a psycho. A character called Jon Stanton appears in this book but I don't know for sure which series comes first, this or the Jon Stanton series. Either way, it didn't seem to matter. At the end of the book I discovered a short Mickey Parson story that was bonus material.. Don't dismiss it as it's also very good and explains MP's personal issues.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marleen

    The atmosphere in this book was spot on. I immensely enjoyed being transported to Alaska, together with the main character, Mickey Parsons, an FBI agent, who hasn’t been in the field because he contracted HIV. When Mickey decides to help with a case in a small town in Alaska, this will change things for him. I didn’t enjoy the nature of the killings. I did however learn something about Cotard disease, which is very rare psychological disorder. I was glad when Mickey was able to crack the case, ev The atmosphere in this book was spot on. I immensely enjoyed being transported to Alaska, together with the main character, Mickey Parsons, an FBI agent, who hasn’t been in the field because he contracted HIV. When Mickey decides to help with a case in a small town in Alaska, this will change things for him. I didn’t enjoy the nature of the killings. I did however learn something about Cotard disease, which is very rare psychological disorder. I was glad when Mickey was able to crack the case, even if it took him awhile. Mickey is a very interesting character. I hope to read more about him. As for Alaska, a friend of mine went on vacation there last year, and she said it was the most beautiful nature she has ever seen. I gladly believe that.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nora

    A different angle I liked this book it included some others from his books. Also the fbi factor was different! I learned something new too. He always has a new angle and this was bizarre!

  4. 4 out of 5

    DG

    This is my first time to read Victor Methos, an apparently prolific author. This book may be the start of a series for an FBI profiler named Mickey Parsons. It grabbed my interest. It's well written and the main character is intriguing to me, possibly because I'm about the same age and so can identify with some of his thoughts and experience of life in this day and age. I suspect that if I read a whole series of books like this, I might find more fault. But the fresh experience of an author who This is my first time to read Victor Methos, an apparently prolific author. This book may be the start of a series for an FBI profiler named Mickey Parsons. It grabbed my interest. It's well written and the main character is intriguing to me, possibly because I'm about the same age and so can identify with some of his thoughts and experience of life in this day and age. I suspect that if I read a whole series of books like this, I might find more fault. But the fresh experience of an author who is new to me and a well written mystery was an exciting find. I'd become bored with mysteries that are not nearly as well written. This was a welcome, fresh experience. I'm buying the next book in the Mickey Parsons series immediately! The quibbles: there area few loose ends that seem to get left out of the story's resolution, and there's a story line that is a bit gratuitous in its salaciousness. But these are minor complaints. The story is mostly very well written with tight prose, effective characters you come to care about, and a unique mystery. The story starts with a horrific crime. Fortunately, most of the worst parts are inferred which is still chilling. Next the two main characters are introduced. They haven't met yet, but wind up doing so because of the investigation into this crime. From there the story unfolds in a very satisfying way that, as I've said, is refreshingly well written Recommended.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Thomas R.

    Mickey Parsons Book 1 This was an interesting book because it has details about the Inner workings and Politics of the FBI . The main character ( Mickey Parsons) has 2 years to go before retiring and he also has HIV. He is an instructor and doesn't do Field Work anymore. He also reviews cases sent to him by Law Enforcement Agencies and decides if the FBI should get involved. One case catches his eye , a Family is murdered in a small Alaska Town. The Female sheriff of the town convinces Mikey to p Mickey Parsons Book 1 This was an interesting book because it has details about the Inner workings and Politics of the FBI . The main character ( Mickey Parsons) has 2 years to go before retiring and he also has HIV. He is an instructor and doesn't do Field Work anymore. He also reviews cases sent to him by Law Enforcement Agencies and decides if the FBI should get involved. One case catches his eye , a Family is murdered in a small Alaska Town. The Female sheriff of the town convinces Mikey to personally investigate. The author understands small town life and Politics. The plot is well developed and the ending makes you look forward to the next book in the series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Silk

    "Finding A Reason To Live" This is another winning novel for a very prolific author. The entire Hennley family has been murdered. It was a very brutal crime in the small town of Kodiak Basin in Alaska. It's too big of a crime Sheriff Suzan Clay is facing. Special Agent Mickey Parsons from the FBI Behavioral Science Unit flies to Alaska to assist in the investigation. He believes the killer to be a monster ... who is just starting his crime spree. This is a fast-paced thriller, an exciting and com "Finding A Reason To Live" This is another winning novel for a very prolific author. The entire Hennley family has been murdered. It was a very brutal crime in the small town of Kodiak Basin in Alaska. It's too big of a crime Sheriff Suzan Clay is facing. Special Agent Mickey Parsons from the FBI Behavioral Science Unit flies to Alaska to assist in the investigation. He believes the killer to be a monster ... who is just starting his crime spree. This is a fast-paced thriller, an exciting and compulsive read. Highly recommend for those who enjoy high action suspense stories.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Martha Brown

    Good short story Just like everything Victor Methos puts out, this story tests the strength of the human spirit. Granted, his work is centered around life and death and show the many atrocities, we, as humans, are capable of committing. His stories also prove there are monsters and evil, goodness and light around all of us.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Bigler

    A Convoluted plot, with lots of angles Good characters,engrossing plot. However, I always thought the seasons there were six months of daylight in varying degrees, and darkness for six months in degrees. Not really important, but a distraction.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Montgomery

    This is not an easy one to get to the bottom line Any idea how to make sure that I have been using my way to work with a lot of therires of how to rate except do an excellent book rating.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Janice Joyce`

    Mickey Parsons I am hooked on the character of Mickey Parsons. This author is brilliant and you are drawn into Mickey 's world as he fights the effects of His whole working to bring down a killer. Mickey Parsons I am hooked on the character of Mickey Parsons. This author is brilliant and you are drawn into Mickey 's world as he fights the effects of His whole working to bring down a killer.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Janell Beamon

    Excellent read! I’ve now read a variety of books from this author , they are not all the same but the characters in this murder-suspense have depth and real personality. Great story! Highly recommend.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Doss

    Scary Janessa is the nice and pretty girl next door, or is she? In a small town where everyone knows everyone and everyone's business, a community is rocked to its core when a well-respected family is slaughtered. This novel would be a great horror movie. Scary Janessa is the nice and pretty girl next door, or is she? In a small town where everyone knows everyone and everyone's business, a community is rocked to its core when a well-respected family is slaughtered. This novel would be a great horror movie.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Todd Schlientz

    Great character. Enjoyed Mickey Parsons and can’t wait to read more of his adventures. Relatable character with a level head and drive forward attitude.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    First Parsons book I will read this book again, very captivating and fairly easy to follow. I will read more of this detective

  15. 4 out of 5

    Marilynn B Porter

    Love his books Easy read, hate when you have to use a certain amount of words in a review. Good book, liked it

  16. 5 out of 5

    Breia

    Mickey is a great character; immediately downloaded the next book. Interesting plot and wonderful setting.

  17. 5 out of 5

    lucy keenan

    Good writing. Good writing and good editing. I’ve enjoyed all of Victor Methos’s works. I recommend them to be read in order as there is character progression.

  18. 5 out of 5

    John W. Perkins

    Interesting Plot The storyline was very unpredictable, which made for a good and entertaining read. The main character, Mickey is likable and identifiable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    James Jones

    Author of many talents Enjoyed reading this author s books particularly his legal novels. His FBI novels seem to be on the gruesome side and not for the faint of heart.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Berkley

    Strong plot... Always a good plot with plenty of twists and action with this author. Will definitely read more books by this author.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Linda & Mike Gilbert

    Janessa Hennley I like the way he writes. He gets to the point showing the human frailty of the characters. No one is perfect. It's just people trying to get through life. Janessa Hennley I like the way he writes. He gets to the point showing the human frailty of the characters. No one is perfect. It's just people trying to get through life.

  22. 5 out of 5

    p

    This was a very well written and interesting book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lee-sa Day

    Always a treat to read a book written by Mr. Methos Was so excited to see a book from Mr. Method I hadn't read yet. Highly recommend anything he writes. You can't go wrong with him. Always a treat to read a book written by Mr. Methos Was so excited to see a book from Mr. Method I hadn't read yet. Highly recommend anything he writes. You can't go wrong with him.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Humphrey

    Short and interesting Enjoyed reading this book as always. Happy that I was able to finish it quickly and still enjoy it very much.

  25. 4 out of 5

    L Jerome Krovetz

    Good Plot is strange but good. This is much better than the other one I read. Will try another by author.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Erik

    Unfortunately not what I expected. Methos’ other books have been amazing thrillers. This was brutal and much too gory and evil for me.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kim Ermel

    Good mystery Love Victor Method Book kept me turning the pages. Mickey Pardon is a likeable FIB agreed agent and i will be reading the next book!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Loved it! I have read a bunch of Victor Methos books and enjoy everyone of them

  29. 4 out of 5

    Gene Metz

    I meant to rate this a Five Star. The novel was difficult to put down. The plot held ones interest extremely well.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    I really enjoyed The Murder of Janessa Hennley. In many ways it was a typical murder mystery...family is killed in a small town, local law enforcement calls in FBI, they work together to try to solve the mystery. I did, however, like the twist of the FBI consultant being HIV positive. While it didn't play a huge role in his ability to do his job, the mental and emotional toll it took was an interesting subplot I've never seen before. It also made the "romance" much different that a book where th I really enjoyed The Murder of Janessa Hennley. In many ways it was a typical murder mystery...family is killed in a small town, local law enforcement calls in FBI, they work together to try to solve the mystery. I did, however, like the twist of the FBI consultant being HIV positive. While it didn't play a huge role in his ability to do his job, the mental and emotional toll it took was an interesting subplot I've never seen before. It also made the "romance" much different that a book where the 2 main characters fall for each other. I also enjoyed that the bad guy (you find out who it is pretty early on) wasn't just a deranged serial killer. There was a more complex answer in play. My only complaint is the ending seemed to come very quickly. But that's a very small complaint. I would recommend this book.

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