Come join the murder
Money is at the root of this murder since James decided to take the lives of two innocent people. Jon has little money in his wallet and credit cards and a driver’s license were all that he’d be remembered by ad this killer justifies his actions yet he dares to rant about the lack of a huge amount for his efforts.
Rebecca found herself with too much time on her hands as Paula her direct supervisor told her to take time off. But this was not what she needed, and she decided to take matters into her own hands since the police moved on to more current cases and the death of her son and whereabouts of Jon were no longer bro investigated. She drove to the site of the accident spent time at the beach and remembered how her son enjoyed it. Ready now for action as we learn more about Japan’s his past . Killing always came easy to him ridding his mother of her dog, dealing with his father and now possibly with Martin her landlord.
James has no remorse and the author created him with no feelings for the victims and even justifying his actions within his own mind. Rebecca is now going to take on a similar role and having Jon’s fathers’ gun would give her an advantage she did not realize before.
James shows no remorse of any kind, but Rebecca is about the learn just how it feels to become him. Taking her car and going to the exact spot of the accident or in this case possibly a murder, she reflects on her son, missing his way of acting in the car, then the author reenacts the entire scene so that we can see Oliver, understand his fears and realize just how he managed to drown. But the question is where is Jon and why isn’t the police still focused on him being missing? The detective does call her but with nothing to report and her calls go unanswered.
Going to the scene of the accident she pretends to need assistance with a flat tire. However, the man that supposedly killed Jon and Oliver was Leon and she had no way of knowing that the man who came to help her in a van was also Leon but was he the right man? Assuming that he was the killer what she does without really giving any thought to the fact that her might not be the right man, will shock readers to the core. Listening to the news and the report about who this man was makes her not any better than James, but will that change her and will she continue her quest to find the man in the van. Why didn’t Jon realize that AAA came in a tow truck? Why was he do easily fooled?
The author replays the death of Oliver and the entire incident in several different ways with the killer using different names as we understand in some way that James Porter felt some type of remorse for killing Oliver but not enough to stop killing others. He is definitely mentally ill and a psychopath who feels that he’s entitled to what others have worked hard for and paying his bills with the money or blood money of his victims is his way of doing what he calls a days work.
The narrators or viewpoints are from Rebecca and James as you hear both sides of their stories and how they both justify their actions and the end results of what they do. The missing persons reports tell about Jon’s car being found in a canal and her four-year-old son’s body inside.
At first, she seems to be feeling sorry for herself and it is like she was throwing herself a pity party until she decides to become her own personal advocate to solve the murders. Author Holly Rae Garcia describes Rebecca’s innermost fears, frustrations, feelings, and sadness until she decides to become stronger, act and rise above her mental anguish.
With her father upset about his third divorce and feeling all alone he decides to come and visit her, but Rebecca cannot stand being inside and leaves to get some food for both. She becomes careless and reckless and James realizes that she might be on to him when his mother comes over and talks about his van. Nervous and afraid she would be the next one to stand in front of a TV camera talking about the death of her child, little does she know he is the one that everyone is looking for or are they? The detective seems to sense something about James and when Tommy disappears and he starts feeling some remorse, but not enough to really care the author takes an unusual liberty with the ending of the book. Rebecca is sure she killed the right person the third time. Or did she? James is out to stop her at all costs. The ending is a total surprise and the twist and surprise will do more than blindside the reader as two killers face off but which one if either will win?
Each character has his/her own viewpoint and definite flaws. Rebecca is headstrong, impetuous and does not carefully think out what she is about to do she assumes they person is guilty because he drives a van. James just kills for money and when faced with lack of funds he does the only thing he knows best: Murder for cash! No remorse or empathy! An ending that will stun you and two characters you might say were made from the same torn and broken mold. Something that starts out as revenge turns out to be an obsession with no stopping her once she decides to COME JOIN THE MURDER!
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