Author: Margie Orford
Genre: Adult Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher:Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
SynopsisWhen a beautiful young woman is found murdered on Cape Town’s Seapoint promenade, journalist and part-time police profiler, Dr Clare Hart is drawn into the web of a brutal serial killer. As more bodies are discovered, Clare is forced to revisit the brutal rape of her twin sister and the gang ties that bind Cape Town’s dark crime rings. Is her investigation into human trafficking linked to the murders or is the killer just playing a sick game with her? Like Clockwork is a dark and compelling crime story that will thrill fans of Deon Meyer and Tess Gerritsen.
My Review: This was my first book by author Margie Orford and I was not sure exactly what to expect. I was a little clueless as to the the fact that this book was part of an on going series. I discovered this when I realized that the two main characters Dr. Clare Hart and Detective Reidwaan Faizal have an on going relationship of sorts. I did however find the mystery to be very exciting and captivating. Make no mistake this book is not for the faint of heart mystery readers it is very dark and takes you to places I would not want to be found. Like Clockwork does touch on some very real issues that do take place in countries such as South Africa and even here in the U.S. such as young women being abducted and sold into sex slavery or porn. The violence that takes place is very realistic and totally follows through with the story being told. It's up to Dr. Hart and Detective Faizal to catch the sick perverse murderer before he/she strikes again. I liked the story and felt it was very realistic with just enough fiction to be entertaining. I do love a good mystery novel and am glad I stumbled upon The Clare Hart Mystery Series. I will have to do some searching to find out where and how the history with Hart and Faizal started but I'm up to the challenge. I would highly recommend this book and the author Margie Orford. Like Clockwork is a very well written thought out mystery that will have you guessing at every turn of the dark sinister pages.