Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) Summary

From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!

Book Reviews


Fast read3 star

Fast and fun read. Very simple writing and typos throughout. Mostly towards the end. Worth the read35


Great mystery!!5 star

This book kept you turning pages until the very end! Great writing and story line!! A definite recommend !55


Satisfied5 star

Love this book. I was consistent with this one finished in 7hours55


READ IT !5 star

I loved this book. Could not put it down. Im usually not into reading but i got hooked! 100% recommend !55


Great Book5 star

Didn’t want to put it down till the end. Great characters and storyline.55

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Great read5 star

Blake Pierce is one of my favorite authors. He keeps your interest throughout the book.55



I really don’t read at all but I love this booookkkk!!!!55


Would recommend5 star

Very good book. It kept my interest completely despite the numerous typos that were a distraction. Good characters and the story flowed nicely.55


Before He Kills5 star

Great book,great story ,great everything but it did have some errors in the words.55


Page Turner!5 star

Suspenseful, detailed, multiple character perspectives...I read this book in just a few days! Being that I typically only read True Crime; I’m excited to read the 2nd book with Mackenzie White to see what her next journey holds!55

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