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He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough… The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. The murder method He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough… The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. The murder method and signature are too bizarre to point toward an isolated incident, and FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher recognizes this right away. His boss with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, confirms that he’s crossed paths with this killer several years ago, and he has a voracious appetite for blood. In fact, Jack’s seen his work firsthand—six times, three couples, in three states. Brandon, Jack, and the rest of the team head to Arkansas for one purpose: to bring down the ruthless and elusive serial killer who calls himself “the Leopard.” Versatile and adaptive, this madman hunts his prey like a wild, hungry cat—tracking them, then striking with swift viciousness. But just as the FBI think they might finally be getting closer to the Leopard’s true identity, he adapts his method and starts killing people faster than ever before. Racing to catch up, and struggling to get one step ahead, the FBI comes to uncover buried family secrets that aid the investigation—while at the same time, flipping it on its head. Suddenly, the hunters are now the hunted. And while this case has haunted Jack since he joined the Bureau, things are about get more personal and dangerous than he ever would have imagined. If he and his team aren’t careful, one of them—or someone they love—may become the Leopard’s next victim. A totally gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Catherine Coulter.


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He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough… The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. The murder method He told her to run. And she did. As fast as her legs would take her, but it wasn’t fast enough… The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. The murder method and signature are too bizarre to point toward an isolated incident, and FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher recognizes this right away. His boss with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, confirms that he’s crossed paths with this killer several years ago, and he has a voracious appetite for blood. In fact, Jack’s seen his work firsthand—six times, three couples, in three states. Brandon, Jack, and the rest of the team head to Arkansas for one purpose: to bring down the ruthless and elusive serial killer who calls himself “the Leopard.” Versatile and adaptive, this madman hunts his prey like a wild, hungry cat—tracking them, then striking with swift viciousness. But just as the FBI think they might finally be getting closer to the Leopard’s true identity, he adapts his method and starts killing people faster than ever before. Racing to catch up, and struggling to get one step ahead, the FBI comes to uncover buried family secrets that aid the investigation—while at the same time, flipping it on its head. Suddenly, the hunters are now the hunted. And while this case has haunted Jack since he joined the Bureau, things are about get more personal and dangerous than he ever would have imagined. If he and his team aren’t careful, one of them—or someone they love—may become the Leopard’s next victim. A totally gripping and heart-pounding crime thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Catherine Coulter.

30 review for One More Kill

  1. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    3.5 stars rounded up for a good police procedural. This is book 9 in the series and it is the only one in the series that I have read. It probably would have engaged me more if I had read the previous books in the series. The narrator is Brandon Fisher, FBI agent. He is part of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit(BAU). But he is not the main focus of the book. The team is on the trail of a serial killer who calls himself "The Leopard." The main character is Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, le 3.5 stars rounded up for a good police procedural. This is book 9 in the series and it is the only one in the series that I have read. It probably would have engaged me more if I had read the previous books in the series. The narrator is Brandon Fisher, FBI agent. He is part of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit(BAU). But he is not the main focus of the book. The team is on the trail of a serial killer who calls himself "The Leopard." The main character is Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, leader of the BAU. My wife has read books 1-7 of this series and enjoys it. Cons: I found the characters to be flat, especially Brandon. My wife says his character is developed in the previous books. Pros: The plot moved quite briskly. I read this book in 2 days. The plot followed the tv show Criminal Minds plot line fairly well. It opened with a gruesome pair of murders and mutilation, and the the team gathers clues around the country to identify and find the killer. I have read that in real life the BAU is strictly a data analysis team which does not travel to murder scenes to help find killers. They build profiles which they send to local police departments dealing with serial killers. This is certainly what happened with the hunt for the "Bike path Rapist killer" in Western New York. Two quotes: Description of Jack Harper: "To jack, the investigation came first, without any concern to one's schedule. But it was probably because Jack had given up so much for the job--his wife, and he had missed out on his son growing up." Jack: "Religion was just a means of controlling people. After all, no one man or woman could claim the true path to redemption, yet most of these zealots did that very thing--all the while holding out their hands for a juicy sum of cash." Thanks to Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. for sending me this eARC through NetGalley. #OneMoreKill #NetGalley.

  2. 4 out of 5

    PamG

    One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold brings depravity, action, and pulse-pounding moments to a gripping crime thriller and police procedural. The setting is mainly in and around Huntsville, Arkansas and is the ninth book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. The book is told from multiple points of view but the transitions are smooth and don’t detract from the story. Instead they allow the reader to get greater insights into the characters. The bodies of a husband and wife have been found in a patch One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold brings depravity, action, and pulse-pounding moments to a gripping crime thriller and police procedural. The setting is mainly in and around Huntsville, Arkansas and is the ninth book in the Brandon Fisher FBI series. The book is told from multiple points of view but the transitions are smooth and don’t detract from the story. Instead they allow the reader to get greater insights into the characters. The bodies of a husband and wife have been found in a patch of woods in rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. The murder method is like that of the first case that Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper saw as a rookie FBI agent. Brandon and Jack along with the rest of the field team, Paige Dawson and Kelly Marsh, head to Arkansas to find the serial killer before he disappears again while analyst Nadia Webber stays at headquarters to provide support. Readers get great insight into the characters of Brandon, Jack, and Paige as well as learning how the killer thinks. While the FBI agents are intelligent, fit, and fast thinking, they also have flaws and struggles that make them seem realistic. Their working relationships and interactions with each other and the secondary characters provide additional insight into their personalities. The other supporting characters provide additional conflict or support. While they don’t have the depth of the main characters, the level was appropriate for their roles in the story. The novel starts with a vivid and brutal chase scene that immediately pulls the reader into the lives of the characters. The author does a great job of showing the dark and gritty reality of a serial killer at work and the devastation one leaves behind as they move on to the next victim. The plot is suspenseful, full of anticipation of identifying and stopping the killer, and interspersed with some riveting action. The story flowed well and the transitions between points of view worked well. Who is the killer? Why does he kill? Is it even possible to discover the killer who leaves behind no DNA and is a skilled actor who can get close to people and earn their trust? Themes include murder, relationships, infidelity, secrets, corruption, and more. Overall this novel was gripping, engaging, and atmospheric as well as being very alarming in places. This is the third book that I have read by this author, but the first I’ve read in this series. I can’t wait to find out what is next for Brandon and his team. I recommend this to those that like dark and gritty police procedurals and serial killer thrillers. Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. and Carolyn Arnold provided a complimentary digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest review. Opinions are mine alone and are not biased in any way. Publication date is currently expected to be October 19, 2021. This review was originally posted at Mystery and Suspense Magazine.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Whispering Stories

    Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com One More Kill is the ninth book in the FBI Agent Brandon Fisher series from author Carolyn Arnold. I have read most of the books in this collection and the first thing that struck me when reading this one was how different it was from the others. The book opens with a gruesome murder by someone hunting couples with a bow and arrow and making them run before shooting them down and doing other nasties to their bodies. The murderer is a serial killer who has Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com One More Kill is the ninth book in the FBI Agent Brandon Fisher series from author Carolyn Arnold. I have read most of the books in this collection and the first thing that struck me when reading this one was how different it was from the others. The book opens with a gruesome murder by someone hunting couples with a bow and arrow and making them run before shooting them down and doing other nasties to their bodies. The murderer is a serial killer who has been quiet for many years after previously killing a couple every five years in different small towns across the USA. The lead detective at the time was Brandon Fisher’s boss Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, who has been put back in charge of this team to hunt the one that got away. Because the focus of the book was on a seasoned serial killer and the one who could never catch him, Jack, the book features him far more than the lead character Brandon which I wasn’t keen on, I like the leads in books to be the lead not play second fiddle. Plus, the book is more focused on the hunt so there is less action than in most of the other books in the series from the killer and the book is far less gruesome (I noted that book eight wasn’t up to the usual standard either). This may appeal to many people, but this is one series I expect the scenes to be brutal and savage and it felt a little of a let-down to not have me needing to sleep with the light on and double-checking the windows and doors! As usual, the characters are mainly likeable, the scenes realistic, and the book does leave you feeling fulfilled by the end. The story of a killer making his victims run and hunting them down is a tried and tested plot in movies, TV Series, and books, yet, something is gripping about a killer hunting their prey and wondering if the victim can outsmart their predator that keeps you glued to the pages, just like a team on the killers tail too. One More Kill may not have been the most sinister book in the series, that will be book six Remnants, but it gives the reader a chance to get to know the FBI agents better, watch how they work, and an insight into how they gain new leads and follow clues both old and new.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    The bodies of a husband and wife, shot with arrows, gutted, and left to bleed out, were found in rural Arkansas. Their eyes had also been removed and replaced with large cat’s-eye marbles. FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper and the rest of the team from the Behavioural Analysis Unit out of Quantico Virginia head for Arkansas to begin the hunt for a serial killer dubbed the Leopard. This is Book 9 in a series and, although I haven't read any of the other books The bodies of a husband and wife, shot with arrows, gutted, and left to bleed out, were found in rural Arkansas. Their eyes had also been removed and replaced with large cat’s-eye marbles. FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper and the rest of the team from the Behavioural Analysis Unit out of Quantico Virginia head for Arkansas to begin the hunt for a serial killer dubbed the Leopard. This is Book 9 in a series and, although I haven't read any of the other books, this one stood on its own very well. Obviously there's some history between the various team members but I didn't really feel out of the loop. This was a well-written police procedural that I liked well enough but didn't love. None of the characters stood out to me except maybe Jack and I didn't really like him. For some reason I felt a jolt every time the point of view switched from a 3rd person view to a 1st person view voiced by Brandon. Most reviewers rated the book pretty highly, but it just wasn't for me. There are some fairly graphic passages to do with the killer's modus operandi so be prepared if you're on the queasy side. I also feel the need to comment on the number of times it was mentioned that Jack was craving a cigarette or lighting one up (26 for those keeping score!) and smoking in a vehicle with one or more passengers should be a definite no-no. It just seemed very unusual in this day and age and contributed absolutely nothing to the story. I quit smoking 4 years ago and I was totally craving a cigarette by about the 20th mention!! Then suddenly, at about 75%, the most tense part of the book, no more mention of cigarettes. As I said, the book was well written and I'd probably read something else by this author, just not this series. Many thanks to Hibbert & Stiles Publishing via Netgalley for the chance to read and review an ARC of this novel. All opinions expressed are my own. Published October 19, 2021.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. In One More Kill, book 9 of the Brandon Fisher FBI series, Arnold delivered a gritty police procedural designed to keep you on the edge of your seat.. The start of One More Kill gave me chills. Despite the grisly nature of the scene, I quickly slipped into the story. On arriving at the scene, Jack, the leader of Brandon’s team, discovered that this was the work I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. In One More Kill, book 9 of the Brandon Fisher FBI series, Arnold delivered a gritty police procedural designed to keep you on the edge of your seat.. The start of One More Kill gave me chills. Despite the grisly nature of the scene, I quickly slipped into the story. On arriving at the scene, Jack, the leader of Brandon’s team, discovered that this was the work of the Leopard. The Leopard is the serial killer he had been hunting for the past twenty-five years. Known as the leopard for the manner in which he hunts his victims, he plans to continue his killing spree. This is Jack’s last chance to capture the killer who eluded him for so long. What made this case so unique was the Leopard’s uncanny ability to charm his victims and winning their trust before striking. Also, the constant changing of his appearance made it easy for him to be always one step ahead of law enforcement. The scary thing about this killer is the fact he hunts and kills for the pleasure it brings him. Although this is the Brandon Fisher series, the story focused on Jack. We see how he struggled with his failure to capture the Leopard. He faces his biggest challenge when he found himself in the Leopard’s crosshairs. Added to this, he faced the prospect of his career ending if he failed to put an end to the reign of terror. Failure was definitely not an option. One More Kill took me on a suspenseful cat-and-mouse chase. The story moved quickly. However, there were moments when the pace slowed, to accommodate the research needed to dig into the Leopard’s past and determine his next move. Overall, One More Kill proved to be a gripping, nail biting and gritty read. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I had a good time reconnecting with the characters and look forward to their next chilling investigation. A must read for fans of gritty police procedurals. This review was originally posted on Totally Addicted to Reading

  6. 5 out of 5

    Vickie

    This is the ninth in the Brandon Fisher FBI series; it is the first one I have read. It features a team from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) pursing a particularly brutal, depraved serial killer. The point of view of the narration changed from chapter to chapter and, although I have read many other books that use this technique, it took some getting used to in this story. There is good character development and, although it works well as a standalone, having read some of the prior novels migh This is the ninth in the Brandon Fisher FBI series; it is the first one I have read. It features a team from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) pursing a particularly brutal, depraved serial killer. The point of view of the narration changed from chapter to chapter and, although I have read many other books that use this technique, it took some getting used to in this story. There is good character development and, although it works well as a standalone, having read some of the prior novels might have given more information about the team.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Linda Strong

    The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. FBI Special Agent Brandon has seen this signature before, as has his boss, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper. Jack has seen this killer's work six times, three couples, over three states. They named him the Leopard, as he hunts his prey The bodies of a husband and wife are found in a patch of woods in small-town, rural Arkansas by a neighboring farmer. They were shot with an arrow, gutted, and left to bleed out. The killer also removed their eyes and replaced them with large cat’s-eye marbles. FBI Special Agent Brandon has seen this signature before, as has his boss, Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper. Jack has seen this killer's work six times, three couples, over three states. They named him the Leopard, as he hunts his prey like a wild, hungry cat. He's never been identified, and known to wear multiple disguises, and use many different aliases. Harper has a real hunger to catch this man .. but the killer always seems to be at least one step ahead .. and now the hunter has become the hunter. No one on Jack's team is safe. One of them—or someone they love—may become the Leopard’s next victim. This is a novel with an enthralling story line and plenty of action. It doesn't take long to become completely enraptured in the pace of the plot. Characters are solidly drawn and lend credibility to the story. There are twists and turns that lead to a most explosive conclusion. Many thanks to the author / Hibbert & Stiles Publishing / Netgalley for the digital copy of this police procedural/crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sherry Fundin

    Carolyn Arnold’s opening pages for One More Kill made me cringe and I love that she pulls me into the story so quickly. FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher of the BAU, along with his cohorts, Paige Dawson, Kelly Marsh, their new boss, Tony Manning, and, of course, we cant leave out Nadia Weber, the gang”s Penelope Garcia from the Criminal Minds TV show, are called in. As they discuss their next case, Jack, their boss before he was temporarily replaced by Tony Manning, steps through the door and says Carolyn Arnold’s opening pages for One More Kill made me cringe and I love that she pulls me into the story so quickly. FBI Special Agent Brandon Fisher of the BAU, along with his cohorts, Paige Dawson, Kelly Marsh, their new boss, Tony Manning, and, of course, we cant leave out Nadia Weber, the gang”s Penelope Garcia from the Criminal Minds TV show, are called in. As they discuss their next case, Jack, their boss before he was temporarily replaced by Tony Manning, steps through the door and says, “”Wheels Up.” They believe The Leopard is back and the higher ups have let Jack return for the case. He was there when The Leopard first hit their radar. It was his first major case and it haunts him. For Jack, it’s personal. Could his career be on the line? The Leopard has not been heard of for fifteen years, and Jack has been diligent about keeping his ears open and constantly on the alert for anything that could hint he was active. He is back and they are headed to Huntsville, Arkansas. His targets are Caucasian couples and his modus operandi is always the same. His signature is cats eye marbles and he puts them to a gruesome use. The Leopard is a chameleon, easily shedding one persona for another. He is charming, but his life is a facade. He kills for the sheer joy of it. He felt life was survival of the fittest and he doesn’t shy away from a challenge. In fact, it gets his blood boiling. For Jack it was personal, and before it’s over, it will be for The Leopard too. One More Kill unravels like a Criminal Minds episode, as does much of Carolyn Arnold’s Brandon Fisher series. Does she do her research? That is a definite YES. That is also why she is highly respected by law enforcement. I have watched and still watch reruns of Criminal Minds, so it is easy to follow along and visualize their journey, beginning to end. While the story was quick to grab me, it slows down as the investigation begins. We have to do some research of our own for the case and things are not always action, action, action. Carolyn Arnold paints an accurate description of events through her words. She is a must read author for me. I voluntarily reviewed and ARC of One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold. See more at fundinmental

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jazz Webb

    One more kill is book 9 in the Jack Fisher series. Publication date 19th October 2021 Jack and his team are called to a double homicide of q husband and wife. Unsure why they've been called as they normally only handle serial killer's, Jack is met with the discovery that the killer he's been hunting for the last 25 years is back and he has no plan on stopping. The leopard as he is known has been the centre of Jacks nightmares for years he will not rest until he catches him. . I love Carolyn Arnold One more kill is book 9 in the Jack Fisher series. Publication date 19th October 2021 Jack and his team are called to a double homicide of q husband and wife. Unsure why they've been called as they normally only handle serial killer's, Jack is met with the discovery that the killer he's been hunting for the last 25 years is back and he has no plan on stopping. The leopard as he is known has been the centre of Jacks nightmares for years he will not rest until he catches him. . I love Carolyn Arnold I'm a huge fan of her detective steele series so ofcourse wanted to read one more kill turns out it'd book 9 in a very good series this also means I have 8 books added to my tbr list 🤦🏾‍♀️but honestly I don't think I could of picked a better one to been thrown into. This book is so heavily focused around Jack and his desire and guilt around apprehending this killer that I learnt loads about him and the team. Although as with all series books I highly recommend starting from book 1! Each of the characters brought something different to the table and this really added to the feel of the book. With chapters bring narrated in first person and switching POV made it so easy to get drawn in to each person. There were a few and I must say I liked Jack the best but there wasn't much in it honestly. I think as Jack and his emotions were key to the case it was obvious that you would route for him especially nearer the end although I must say I felt like one chapter was missing. That may be the only reason I don't give this book 5 stars I like things to end rounded up and we don't get that here. Carolyn Arnold really knows how to write in a way that has you hooked from the beginning the victims missing their eyes was that hook for me! The prose is so inviting and I felt like I was part of the team not just a reader. Plus a few words used in crime novels were explained like unsub for a while I've wondered what it meant but worked off an assumption which was correct but was great to have it clarified! This is why I love her writing. Plus she managed to inject humour in some very unfunny chapters and that is a gift. The story line was fascinating a serial killer who hunts their victims, uses a bow and arrow and takes them apart stealing their eyes. Like why the eyes? We ofcourse find this all out we also get chapters in the first person by the killer! I had zero idea who did it or why and I love it when there's no obvious hint when reading although that didn't stop me guessing every man and his son was guilty. So would I recommend one more kill? Yes ofcourse I would its crime,, thriller, psychological and more. Each character has depth and we get to read this throughout. Plus there were so many twists I couldn't read it quickly enough. I loved this book and cannot wait to have some downtime to read all 8 prior. Rate this 4 stars purely because I felt the action chapter was a tad abrupt. Thank you to netgalley , Carolyn Arnold and Hibbert and Stiles publishers for the advanced digital copy of one more kill in exchange for my fair and honest opinions.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Liliyana Shadowlyn

    I must admit, I was expecting an engaging read, but this grabbed me and never let go. A warning to other readers: if you're a bit squeamish, there are some vivid scenes in this book. The characters had a great depth to them, that really enhanced the story. I became totally immersed in the story, watching events unfold from the various view points. Transitions were seamless, and the tension will keep you on the edge of your seat as the team races to stop the killer. If you're a fan of Criminal Mi I must admit, I was expecting an engaging read, but this grabbed me and never let go. A warning to other readers: if you're a bit squeamish, there are some vivid scenes in this book. The characters had a great depth to them, that really enhanced the story. I became totally immersed in the story, watching events unfold from the various view points. Transitions were seamless, and the tension will keep you on the edge of your seat as the team races to stop the killer. If you're a fan of Criminal Minds, you're going to love this book!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Yelton

    One More Kill was a action packed thriller that has the FBI tracking down a serial killer. This was the ninth book in the series, and although I hadn't read any of the previous books I had no problem reading this as a stand alone. This book was able to keep me turning the pages until the very end. I would definitely recommend it to others. I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, I am under no obligation to leave a favorable review all opinions expressed here are my own. One More Kill was a action packed thriller that has the FBI tracking down a serial killer. This was the ninth book in the series, and although I hadn't read any of the previous books I had no problem reading this as a stand alone. This book was able to keep me turning the pages until the very end. I would definitely recommend it to others. I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, I am under no obligation to leave a favorable review all opinions expressed here are my own.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    In a small town in Arkansas, a couple is found brutally murdered. Why? Everyone thought the world of this couple. who would do such a thing? The local sheriff's department asks for help from the FBI's BAU. SSA Jack Harper's team comes to this small town to help out. This killing isn't new for Jack Harper...it is the same as his first case and has been haunting him since then...the one case he hasn't closed. Can he find the killer this time? At what cost to those around him? A very intense story. In a small town in Arkansas, a couple is found brutally murdered. Why? Everyone thought the world of this couple. who would do such a thing? The local sheriff's department asks for help from the FBI's BAU. SSA Jack Harper's team comes to this small town to help out. This killing isn't new for Jack Harper...it is the same as his first case and has been haunting him since then...the one case he hasn't closed. Can he find the killer this time? At what cost to those around him? A very intense story. I enjoyed reading this very much. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book from the publisher.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cornmaven

    Many thanks to Hibbert & Stiles Publishing for providing a digital ARC for reading and review. This was my first foray into the world of Brandon Fisher, and it was disappointing. Not sure if I would go back and find previous novels. I really love serial killer stories, with the killer taunting someone as he is tracked down. But this fell flat in both writing and character. There were many characters which could have been developed more deeply, but weren't. The female agents were cardboard, and al Many thanks to Hibbert & Stiles Publishing for providing a digital ARC for reading and review. This was my first foray into the world of Brandon Fisher, and it was disappointing. Not sure if I would go back and find previous novels. I really love serial killer stories, with the killer taunting someone as he is tracked down. But this fell flat in both writing and character. There were many characters which could have been developed more deeply, but weren't. The female agents were cardboard, and almost afterthoughts. Brandon? I could get no sense of him, and as we all know, the recurring character should have a human flaw, and I couldn't detect it. Jack Harper? Amazing character, and I latched onto him because he was the most interesting. The serial killer himself? Fits the archetype, and yes there are twists, but the one at the end was done in a movie years ago with Melissa Leo. So it disappointed as well. All in all, it just wasn't as tight and compelling as I would have liked. I suppose others won't be so unkind. Not my cup of tea, unfortunately.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Martha Brindley

    This book reminded me of a plot from a TV show, an opening with a depraved killer murdering two people in woods. The investigation is conducted by the FBI Behaviour Analysis Unit, I liked the Arkansas setting and the descriptions, although Brandon's character felt a bit flat, perhaps it was the narration style by Brandon but it just didn't work for me. The portrayal of the killer was good, it was intense and the story flowed well. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC. This book reminded me of a plot from a TV show, an opening with a depraved killer murdering two people in woods. The investigation is conducted by the FBI Behaviour Analysis Unit, I liked the Arkansas setting and the descriptions, although Brandon's character felt a bit flat, perhaps it was the narration style by Brandon but it just didn't work for me. The portrayal of the killer was good, it was intense and the story flowed well. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bonnye Reed

    The ninth in the Brandon Fisher series, One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold is a sharp, concise story with personable characters who touch your heart. Brandon Fisher has the respect and care of his fellow FBI agents, and a long, storied career behind him that occasionally comes to the fore as flashbacks or memories held by him and some of his co-workers. And those co-workers are in turn personable and loyal, to the shop and their special agent in charge. This is a nasty one, couples hunted down with The ninth in the Brandon Fisher series, One More Kill by Carolyn Arnold is a sharp, concise story with personable characters who touch your heart. Brandon Fisher has the respect and care of his fellow FBI agents, and a long, storied career behind him that occasionally comes to the fore as flashbacks or memories held by him and some of his co-workers. And those co-workers are in turn personable and loyal, to the shop and their special agent in charge. This is a nasty one, couples hunted down with bow and arrows, their eyes removed and replaced by marbles, and watched as they bled out in the woods. Though there are at least 5 years between known victims, these crimes cover several southern states and were not considered serial kills until this latest, which tied into similar murders 15, 20, and 25 years ago. Fisher and his crew, despite just returning from another severe operation, are up to the task and ready to roll. And as usual, this novel is an all-nighter. Couldn't put it down. Reviewed on November 5, 2021, at Goodreads, AmazonSmile, Barnes&Noble, BookBub, Kobo, and GooglePlay.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Tooker

    Full disclosure, I was provided a copy of this book by the author or their representative, however, have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own. One More Kill is scheduled for an October 19,2021 release The Final Showdown After being dormant for over a decade, The Leopard is back on the hunt. The serial killer who terrorized rural communities decades earlier, known for his ability to blend into his surroundings and take his victims unaware has returned to hunt once more. For Full disclosure, I was provided a copy of this book by the author or their representative, however, have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own. One More Kill is scheduled for an October 19,2021 release The Final Showdown After being dormant for over a decade, The Leopard is back on the hunt. The serial killer who terrorized rural communities decades earlier, known for his ability to blend into his surroundings and take his victims unaware has returned to hunt once more. For Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, the Leopard is a stain on his otherwise successful FBI career. As his first ever case, it was the one he couldn’t close and the one that got away. Now that the Leopard is on the prowl again it’s personal as Jack, Brandon, and Paige head out to Arkansas to track down the elusive predator. But as the clues start to fall into place, and the man behind the Leopard begins to materialize Jack realizes that this hunt is personal to the Leopard as well. As the team draws closer, the Leopard sets his sights on the thing that is most precious to Jack. When the Alpha Predator meets the person who has been hunting him for decades, will finally be able to nab the one that got away, or will he lose everything in the process? One More Kill by International Best Selling author Carolyn Arnold is the 9th in the Brandon Fisher FBI series and is the tensest of the installments that I have read in this series to date. Arnold introduces us to “The Leopard” a chameleon of a killer who completely infiltrates his victim’s lives, gaining their trust before hunting them down and gutting them all while watching, and reveling as they take their final breath. Of all the serial killer books I have read, I do not believe I have encountered a killer quite like The Leopard whose methods are so brutal and so unique that it will make you shudder with trepidation the next time you enter a Dick’s Sporting Goods store. In the character of The Leopard, Arnold eerily illustrates the concepts of “not all murders use guns” and “you never truly know who someone is”. While One More Kill is listed as part of the Brandon Fisher series and he is part of the book, the real star is Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper. Faced with his biggest failure, Harper is determined to catch the Leopard and close the decades old case even if it means putting his entire career on the line to do it. As will all prior titles and series that Arnold has written, One More Kill can be read either as part of the larger story or stand alone. While there are mentions to other books in this series as well as also a brief mention to the Detective Amanda Steele sister series the plot does not hinge on knowing the entire series of events to date. I like this approach as the entire series could feasibly be read out of order and still enjoyed just as much as if the books were sequentially read. With One Last Kill, Arnold continues to solidify her trademark tagline with yet another thrilling read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    One More to Kill by Carolyn Arnold chronicles the FBI team searching for a serial killer who tortures his victims before they die. He had been killing very five years, but now it had been fifteen. The leader of the team, Jack Harper, had been on the team who investigated the original killings 25 years earlier and he was somewhat obsessed, so he and his team, Brandon, Kelly, and Paige, set off. Armed with his prior knowledge they were an effective investigative group and soon were following leads One More to Kill by Carolyn Arnold chronicles the FBI team searching for a serial killer who tortures his victims before they die. He had been killing very five years, but now it had been fifteen. The leader of the team, Jack Harper, had been on the team who investigated the original killings 25 years earlier and he was somewhat obsessed, so he and his team, Brandon, Kelly, and Paige, set off. Armed with his prior knowledge they were an effective investigative group and soon were following leads rather than shooting in the dark. But it became personal for the killer as well as Jack and he left him a message. Lots going on with the team. Paige and Brandon had ha d short affair years earlier, but Brandon had been married. He was now divorced but involved with another woman. Their timing had never been right. It made it difficult for Paige sometimes, but she managed. Kelly was a novice. She was the granddaughter of an old friend of Jack's and was proving to be quite talented. Jack had let his career ruin his marriage and his relationship with his son, but he was now working on getting to know his son. He was contemplating retirement. Maybe when this was over. A brilliant plot and an excellent book. These main characters, and even the murderer were given well-rounded personalities, so that the reader is bound into their stories. Thrilling, on-the-edge-of-your-seat scenes as well as compelling friendships make this a must-read thriller. I recommend. I was invited to read a free e-ARC of One More To Kill by Hibbert and Stiles, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #netgalley #hibbertandstiles# #carolynarnold #onemoretokill

  18. 4 out of 5

    Leila

    Wowzers! This book starts off with ‘thrill of the chase’ and just keeps you enthralled the entire read! I hated putting this book down at night, but if I didn’t, I wouldn’t get any sleep! I wanted to keep reading. I wanted to know what the suspect was going to do next; what the team was going to do; what clues were being left; and where the suspect would make the one tiny mistake that would lead us right to them. Literally, from the very first page, the thrill, the action, the suspense grabbed yo Wowzers! This book starts off with ‘thrill of the chase’ and just keeps you enthralled the entire read! I hated putting this book down at night, but if I didn’t, I wouldn’t get any sleep! I wanted to keep reading. I wanted to know what the suspect was going to do next; what the team was going to do; what clues were being left; and where the suspect would make the one tiny mistake that would lead us right to them. Literally, from the very first page, the thrill, the action, the suspense grabbed you by the collar and pulled you right in. I was engrossed in the case and could not – would not – give up until we had something, anything. One More Kill was a non-stop mystery. Working the case with Brandon, Jack, Kelly and Paige; I felt like I was right there with them, sorting out the clues, the past cases, the current cases, trying to think of ways to catch our suspect, waiting for the mistake that would reveal who they were and what was coming. I felt their emotion – the anger, the stress, the worry, the adrenaline, the frustration. I have read previous Brandon Fisher books, but have clearly missed a few in between the last one I read and this current one, but I can confidently say that had absolutely zero effect on my ability to read, follow, and enjoy One More Kill. I know I missed something big from the last book (and will definitely be going back to read it) but it did not detract from One More Kill. I can confidently say that this is a stand alone book and one that is a must read. One More Kill just may be the best thriller I have read this year!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I have read several of Carolyn Arnold’s books, and I’ve enjoyed every one of them, so I was happy to read another one. Brandon Fisher works for the BAU with the FBI. When they are called to investigate murders by an unsub who they thought had stopped killing 15 years ago, Brandon’s boss, Jack, is thrown for a loop. The Leopard, as the killer calls himself, was J I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I have read several of Carolyn Arnold’s books, and I’ve enjoyed every one of them, so I was happy to read another one. Brandon Fisher works for the BAU with the FBI. When they are called to investigate murders by an unsub who they thought had stopped killing 15 years ago, Brandon’s boss, Jack, is thrown for a loop. The Leopard, as the killer calls himself, was Jack’s first case and had never been solved. It’s not usual for Jack to be emotional about cases, but this one is different. Even though the team Brandon works on is does a great job at solving cases, they each have their own problems, and Carolyn Arnold does a good job at developing each character. She makes them seem real, just like you or me (probably with better solving skills though). This book starts with a horrific murder of a couple. Not only were they gutted, but their eyeballs were removed and replaced with cat’s eye marbles. I still cringe when I think of those dead marble-filled eyes. I like Carolyn Arnold’s writing whether it’s a cozy mystery or an FBI thriller or something in between. Her writing flows well and her characters are realistic. If you like murder mysteries, serial killers, and/or the TV shows like Criminal Minds, you will like the Brandon Fisher series.

  20. 5 out of 5

    John

    I received an ARC through the "NetGalley" program. This story begins with the murder of two individuals by a serial killer. Brandon and the rest of the team are in Quantico where they are under a new supervisor, Manning, who is quite different than Jack. Jack has been relieved based on what occurred in their previous case. The team is given this new case and Jack is put in charge once more. The team embarks for Arkansas to begin their pursuit of the culprit. Brandon and the rest of the group has l I received an ARC through the "NetGalley" program. This story begins with the murder of two individuals by a serial killer. Brandon and the rest of the team are in Quantico where they are under a new supervisor, Manning, who is quite different than Jack. Jack has been relieved based on what occurred in their previous case. The team is given this new case and Jack is put in charge once more. The team embarks for Arkansas to begin their pursuit of the culprit. Brandon and the rest of the group has learn that this serial killer was first sought by Jack when he 1st started with the FBI. Evidence at the scene was lacking because the killer was quite adept at leaving no clues. This killer had previous had an M.O. where he killed every five years In this instance, it had been 15 years since the last murder. As time went by, he killed another person and used an M.O. that was completely different. The team was able to locate where the suspect was staying. When they arrived at this location an incident happened which was unexpected. Based on he discovery of an victim that had survived an earlier attacked, they discovered the killer's real name and started a new search. The killer was so bold, that he left a note for Jack which changed the whole complexion of their search. To discover the significance of the note, who the killer was and why he was killing the individuals, then you must read this book, you won't be disappointed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nancy (The Avid Reader)

    One More Kill is not the first book by Carolyn Arnold that I have read and it won’t be the last. I love every book by Carolyn Arnold that I have read but the Brandon Fisher books hold a very special place in my heart. I love the writing style. I love the profiling. One More Kill reminded me of that TV show Prodigal Son with Tom Payne. In the Prodigal Son, Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) is an FBI profiler too. I love that we get the crime at the very beginning of the story. I like following the charac One More Kill is not the first book by Carolyn Arnold that I have read and it won’t be the last. I love every book by Carolyn Arnold that I have read but the Brandon Fisher books hold a very special place in my heart. I love the writing style. I love the profiling. One More Kill reminded me of that TV show Prodigal Son with Tom Payne. In the Prodigal Son, Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) is an FBI profiler too. I love that we get the crime at the very beginning of the story. I like following the characters as they follow up on each and every clue that leads them closer and closer to the killer. I like that we know who the victims are, where they are killed and how they are killed but what we don’t know is who did the killing or why. While One More Kill is a fast read it does have a slow build-up as they say that keeps you glued to the pages as each and every clue takes you closer to the killer. Each and every book just gets better and better. I can’t wait for more Brandon Fisher books. We get the story from different points of view. We even get to see the killer's point of view as the murders are taking place. We get to go inside the mind of a killer so to speak. I highly recommend One More Kill to anyone who loves a good Hard-Boiled mystery! One-click your copy of One More Kill today for another engaging mystery!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Cummings

    The Hunter is about to become the hunted. 'Jack &his team are on a new case that he needs them to solve as it is the case that has always haunted him. The killer is a master of disguise that blends in without anyone really noticing him. The team starts digging into the latest victim's life's and they are hoping to find the killer. Jack knows that he is on thin ice and he needs to think more clearly before he loses everything. The team know that he is under pressure so they push even harder to fi The Hunter is about to become the hunted. 'Jack &his team are on a new case that he needs them to solve as it is the case that has always haunted him. The killer is a master of disguise that blends in without anyone really noticing him. The team starts digging into the latest victim's life's and they are hoping to find the killer. Jack knows that he is on thin ice and he needs to think more clearly before he loses everything. The team know that he is under pressure so they push even harder to find answers but can they find the killer before he strikes again? The killer knows that the FBI are going to be a problem so he will need to teach them a lesson. One that will almost push Jack over the edge. Will they be able to find out who the killer is before someone else does? A great solid read. I love all the characters especially Brandon as he has grown so much and he still is trying to fight his feelings for Paige. I was lucky enough to receive a copy from Netgalley & the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shelly

    Carolyn Arnold strikes fear in the reader with ONE MORE KILL! We are immediately pulled into a gruesome crime -- one that has haunted Jack Harper for 15 years. Brandon's voice is a little quieter in this book of the series as the focus seems to be on Jack's struggles with finding the Leopard. The voices flow well from one character to the next, pulling you into their thought process. I often felt like I was sitting shotgun with them as they investigated. Arnold's procedural knowledge is top-notc Carolyn Arnold strikes fear in the reader with ONE MORE KILL! We are immediately pulled into a gruesome crime -- one that has haunted Jack Harper for 15 years. Brandon's voice is a little quieter in this book of the series as the focus seems to be on Jack's struggles with finding the Leopard. The voices flow well from one character to the next, pulling you into their thought process. I often felt like I was sitting shotgun with them as they investigated. Arnold's procedural knowledge is top-notch --very realistic and easy to follow. All throughout the book, I felt a haunting feeling hanging over me with the depth that the crimes of the Leopard were written. It was delicious in the way that I couldn't stop flipping pages until I knew if he would escape the team, leaving death and destruction in his wake. Can't wait for the next book in the series -- hoping to see Brandon and Paige working their way back together! Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. provided a complimentary digital ARC of this novel via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

    One More Kill - a review by Rosemary Kenny FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper leads his team to investigate the horrendous murders of a seemingly respectable couple in their late forties. Before long, a link is found to a series of similar killings by a man dubbed the Leopard...five years apart. Why the time-lapse? Why is Jack targeted? As clues lead to the killer's sickening intentions and he fears for his son, Jack risks his own life, to save Caleb and others. Will he have to make the ulti One More Kill - a review by Rosemary Kenny FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper leads his team to investigate the horrendous murders of a seemingly respectable couple in their late forties. Before long, a link is found to a series of similar killings by a man dubbed the Leopard...five years apart. Why the time-lapse? Why is Jack targeted? As clues lead to the killer's sickening intentions and he fears for his son, Jack risks his own life, to save Caleb and others. Will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice? As Queen of the Suspense Thriller, Carolyn Arnold knows how to play a screeching symphony of terror on the reader's nerve-endings and yet skillfully enmesh them into reading on, despite the anticipated bloodbath of torment that awaits, just out of sight around the next dark corner. An unputdownable masterpiece that you must not miss, be sure to get your 5-star copy of One More Kill as soon as you possibly can!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Grow

    The beginning of this ninth Brandon Fisher FBI book took my breath away with the explicit chase and death scene of a husband and wife (maybe a little too graphic for me, but the killer gets his “thrill” from the hunt and kill). The case reminds Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of a case he investigated years ago. It seems that the serial killer, who called himself “the Leopard”, is back and even more dangerous. Jack, along with Brandon, Paige, Kelly and others in the FBI, slowly learn how t The beginning of this ninth Brandon Fisher FBI book took my breath away with the explicit chase and death scene of a husband and wife (maybe a little too graphic for me, but the killer gets his “thrill” from the hunt and kill). The case reminds Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of a case he investigated years ago. It seems that the serial killer, who called himself “the Leopard”, is back and even more dangerous. Jack, along with Brandon, Paige, Kelly and others in the FBI, slowly learn how the killer is getting close to his victims and his possible “reasons” for the kill. When the search becomes even more personal for Jack, he will do whatever necessary to end “the Leopard”, even if means sacrificing his own life. A thrilling crime novel and police procedural as they use all resources to learn the killer’s identity while surviving his attacks on their team. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Laura R

    This is the first book that I've read in this series and although Brandon is meant to be the main character, for me it felt more like his boss, Jack Harper, was the main focus of the book. Throughout the book, the team is looking for a serial killer who was dormant for 15 years but has resurfaced. We get a good look at the dynamics of the team as they work to piece together clues that may lead them to the killer, the Leopard. Jack has a vested interest in finding and stopping the Leopard since t This is the first book that I've read in this series and although Brandon is meant to be the main character, for me it felt more like his boss, Jack Harper, was the main focus of the book. Throughout the book, the team is looking for a serial killer who was dormant for 15 years but has resurfaced. We get a good look at the dynamics of the team as they work to piece together clues that may lead them to the killer, the Leopard. Jack has a vested interest in finding and stopping the Leopard since this was his first case as a FBI agent. The team meets often to discuss what they've found and determine the next steps to be taken. It turns out that the assumed reason for the killings was wrong and once the pieces start falling into place, the ending comes quickly. It was unclear why Manning was pulled from the team and then toward the end he was reinserted. Overall, a complex thriller with many twists.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Trude

    The hunt for a serial killer gets up close and personal for FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper and his team from the BAU in this latest thriller in the Brandon Fisher series from Carolyn Arnold. I enjoy a good police procedural and this book checks off all the points making it just that. This is the first of the Brandon Fisher series that I've read, but I had no problem understanding what was going on and how everyone is related to each other. Jack leads a 4 person team...himself, Brandon The hunt for a serial killer gets up close and personal for FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper and his team from the BAU in this latest thriller in the Brandon Fisher series from Carolyn Arnold. I enjoy a good police procedural and this book checks off all the points making it just that. This is the first of the Brandon Fisher series that I've read, but I had no problem understanding what was going on and how everyone is related to each other. Jack leads a 4 person team...himself, Brandon, Paige and new agent Kelly. Character development is always huge for me. Each person in this book is a well defined, important part of the story. It takes awhile to set the stage, and to figure out who the killer is...but once his identity is discovered the action is non-stop. I fully enjoyed this book and I plan on going back and reading more of the series. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ann Roesinger

    One man's slight. One of SSA Jack Harpers's first cases with the FBI revolved around a serial killer known as the Leopard. Years ago, as a young agent, Jack had tracked the elusive killer through six kills in three states. Hunting his prey with a bow and arrow, before gutting his kill, the Leopard was not apprehended and simply stopped killing. After 15 years, Jack is on the verge of leaving th he agency and his team is broken. When a double murder which seems to mirror the Leopard's style happens One man's slight. One of SSA Jack Harpers's first cases with the FBI revolved around a serial killer known as the Leopard. Years ago, as a young agent, Jack had tracked the elusive killer through six kills in three states. Hunting his prey with a bow and arrow, before gutting his kill, the Leopard was not apprehended and simply stopped killing. After 15 years, Jack is on the verge of leaving th he agency and his team is broken. When a double murder which seems to mirror the Leopard's style happens, the team is recruited under Jack Harper. But is Harper ready to take lead? Can he survive the scrutiny of his fitness for duty and the watchful eyes of the Director? Without new information, bodies begin to multiply as Jack tries to keep his emotions and leadership skills in check. Can the team reunite and keep personal feelings and doubts at bay. Or will the killer zero in and attack to close to home?

  29. 4 out of 5

    Claire

    Disclosure. This post is a review of an ebook I was sent for free. All opinions are my own. This is book 9 in the Brandon Fisher FBI series, but also works well as a stand-alone read. I’ve been following this series since book 6 but haven’t read the earlier titles yet. The story starts with the gruesome killing of a couple Mark and Stephanie Duran in rural Arkansas. The FBI team from the Behavioural Anaylsis Unit of Brandon, Jack, Paige and Kelly are called in to investigate. Jack recognises this Disclosure. This post is a review of an ebook I was sent for free. All opinions are my own. This is book 9 in the Brandon Fisher FBI series, but also works well as a stand-alone read. I’ve been following this series since book 6 but haven’t read the earlier titles yet. The story starts with the gruesome killing of a couple Mark and Stephanie Duran in rural Arkansas. The FBI team from the Behavioural Anaylsis Unit of Brandon, Jack, Paige and Kelly are called in to investigate. Jack recognises this as being the work of an elusive serial killer, nicknamed the Leopard, who seems to have been dormant for 15 years. Why? Plus this time the killer has deviated from his usual patterns? Again why? And then things get even more personal as the killer changes tactics and leaves them a note. Wow. This gripping page turner had me on the edge of my seat. Highly recommended.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ilona

    Where has this series been!! This is book 9 and the first I read. Brandon Fisher is part of an FBI team, and in this book they are chasing down “the Leopard”. Secrets are hidden in the eyes, or the eyes the widows of the soul … “the Leopard” leaves behind yellow cat eye marbles. He has been dormant for 15 years, but is back, and this time it becomes personal for a team member. This was a page turner from the very start! Thank you NetGalley and Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. for an early read of Where has this series been!! This is book 9 and the first I read. Brandon Fisher is part of an FBI team, and in this book they are chasing down “the Leopard”. Secrets are hidden in the eyes, or the eyes the widows of the soul … “the Leopard” leaves behind yellow cat eye marbles. He has been dormant for 15 years, but is back, and this time it becomes personal for a team member. This was a page turner from the very start! Thank you NetGalley and Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. for an early read of this book.

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