Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Recipient by Audrey J Cole

Cole is a new author to me even though this book came out in 2017. I read it because it was a thriller set in Seattle. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy novels set in the area.

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the writing and the good plot. The hero is a detective with the Seattle Police Department who investigates an increasing number of gruesome murders just like ones from years ago. But the murderer had been caught and convicted. How could there be a copy cat murderer, down to never made known details?

We get to experience the frustration of the police as the investigation stalls. We readers are privy to who the current murderer is. We are treated to a good deal of suspense at the end and a twist that wraps it all up.

I like the exploration of transplants and the possible ramifications on the recipients. I've read about heart transplants but this novel includes the relatively new procedure of brain cells being transplanted. It is thought provoking.

This is a good novel for readers who like a good thriller. And really, it doesn't always rain in Seattle.

My rating: 4/5 stars

Audrey J Cole is a registered nurse and a USA Today bestselling author of thrillers set in Seattle. A Sequim native, Cole lived in Australia for five years before returning to the U.S. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children. You can find out more at

Rainier Publishing, 304 pages.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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