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Death Angel - Linda Fairstein Book Buy LinksAMAZONB&NBOOK SYNOPSISPerennial New York Times bestselling crime novelist Linda Fairstein explores the rich—and little-known—history of New York’s City’s Central Park in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel, Death Angel.In her fourteen bestsellers, Linda Fairstein has enthralled millions of fans with her trademark style that infuses fascinating New York City history with breathtaking suspense. She continually creates some of the most authentic and compelling crime thrillers of our time thanks in part to her extensive experience as a New York City prosecutor.With Death Angel, Fairstein takes readers into the storied history of New York’s Central Park as Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman race to track down a serial killer before yet another young woman is found dead. Is the body found in the Ramble the first victim of a deranged psychopath, or are other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found connected to this savage attack? Is this enormous urban park a sanctuary in the middle of the city—as it seems to the thousands of New Yorkers and tourists who fill it every day—or is it a hunting ground for a killer with a twisted mind?Once again, Linda Fairstein will thrill both longtime fans and new readers with an explosive page-turner filled with a shocking realism that only she can deliver.My ThoughtsDeath Angel is the 15th book in author Linda Fairstein'sAlexandra Cooper series and it's main focus is the mystery surrounding a murdered girl found deep inside Central Park. We learn quite a bit of the history of the park, we get to once again see how intense a crime investigation can become when Detectives Mercer and Chapman are involved and once again Alex manages to find herself entangled right in the middle of the mystery which becomes tied to a past crime in ways that will shock even the jaded Assistant DA!Filled with facts and details that lend an air of realism to the story this book does more than just chronicle events that occur after discovering a crime, it also takes the reader on a complicated look into the effects of mental illness that touches everyone the person who is ill comes in contact with. I admit to hopping and skipping with this series as have only read some of the books but also am pleasantly surprised when do revisit with "Coop", Mercer and Chapman.The storyline kind of hopped around at times and was hard to follow but by the end it tied together neatly except in a couple of areas dealing with the status of Mike Chapman and Alex Coopers chances of finally hooking up. Once again the author danced around with these two during their investigations and left the pair no closer to making up their minds which was a downer.[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]