I've always been interested in criminal and forensic profiling...I don't know why... but I loved that this story focused on a criminal profiler and a forensic scientist. Chip (Dr. Alexander Palmer) is a recluse, to the point of not wanting people to know where he lives; but he has his reasoning for it, especially given his job description. I personally enjoyed the many storylines, especially since this is a start to a series. It lays some of the groundwork for later. Some readers may not like the over-the-top details but I think it gives the story a continuance. I do think that "The Killer" - could have been given a name, or even dubbed something a little obvious such as The Flower Killer since he carefully chooses where to leave his female victims with a flower. I think this being the first in the series it was really good, but I do hope for more mystery and suspense in the next books.