Blue Baby (Brandon Fisher FBI Series)
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Brandon Fisher FBI Series, Book 4
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Police Procedural, Thriller
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Length: 270 pages
Print ISBNs: 978-1-988064-24-6, 978-1-988064-25-3
Book Overview for Blue Baby
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…
At the heart of every human being is the need—and the desire—to be happy. For many, happiness is elusive, but for one killer, it’s something to be created. But it’s not as easy as it seems at first, and this “creator” is determined to get it right at least one more time, no matter how many tries it takes…
It’s been exactly a year since Cheryl Bradley was found dead in her bathtub, dressed in a wedding gown with her ring finger severed. With no leads and no more evidence, the case had gone cold. That is, until another young woman is found murdered and posed in the same fashion.
Now, FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his team have been called in to catch the killer before another innocent life is taken. As Brandon begins to pull at every possible loose thread, the idea that the killer’s method of operation is all that connects the women begins to unravel. This serial killer isn’t just out for blood; this is a murderer on a mission.
But the closer Brandon thinks he’s getting to a resolution, the more evident it is that the killer is losing control and slipping up, making the trail even more difficult for the FBI to follow. And unless Brandon and his team can catch up to the killer, the bloodbath will continue to overflow.
Testimonials & Reviews for Blue Baby
“I really enjoyed this book. If you’re a fan of Alison Brennan. I think you’ll like this one. It is like reading an episode of Criminal Minds so this would be a good way to fill that void until the new season starts… I do like that the story was told in part from the perspective of the killer. Often the focus with this type of book or show the focus is more on the ones trying to catch the killer. The next time I’m in the mood for this type of book this author is certainly going to be one of my options. I don’t dive into this genre as often as I do with other genres but I have found a few great authors that I do enjoy when I just feel like reading a psychological thriller.”
“I have never read a creepier story until now! Blue Baby took me to the dark, menacing, and terrifying place. This story was everything a mystery/thriller should be and more… I was so into this book that I had to know who this killer was and take him or her down as much as Agent Fisher did. Blue Baby was one hellish, fast-paced, creep show that demanded my attention leaving me no choice but continue reading until I had discovered who was lurking in the darkness and taking the lives of innocent victims who quickly became prey. I loved every minute of it!
“I have never read anything by Carolyn Arnold before and I had not realized that this was not the first in the Brandon Fisher series. I can honestly tell you that this book was so well written that that I was able to pick up this book and not get lost as to where the origin of this story began and enjoy reading to where it may end. I would very much so enjoy reading more by Ms. Arnold.”
—Tammy Hall, Tammy’s Tea Time
“A well-written psychological/thriller. Told (in part) through the murderer’s eyes, we really get the feel of what a serial killer is like. Also, how the last minutes of the victims’ lives were. The story is detailed and chilling. Brandon and his team are all likable. The plot moves at an even pace; it gets intense watching how the story unfolds…. I found Blue Baby thrilling and an enjoyable read. I feel those who like criminal/dramatic/thrillers will enjoy it as well.”
—Sheri, Juniper Grove
“The story runs at a good pace, my fingers kept on flicking those pages, and I was determined to find out who done it before my eyelids started drooping!… Good narrative, enthralling writing…to keep you occupied and guessing at [what comes next]!”
—2 Girls Who Love Books
“I just couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough. The suspense had my heart pounding, with the twists and turns keeping me on my toes. I usually guess the “unsub” quickly, but Carolyn Arnold did a great job with the secret. If you love books about the FBI, then read this book.”
—The Power of Three Readers
“This is the first book of Carolyn’s I’ve read, and I was pleasantly surprised. I love crime novels, especially the ones with gritty forensic details. Having studied Forensic Science myself, it’s very rare to find one with forensic details. Carolyn’s a master story teller. This book was very well written…”
—L.L. Hunter, Angels on Earth
“One of my favorite TV shows is Criminal Minds which is set in the FBI and in particular the BAU unit which is what the law enforcement agents in Blue Baby were a part of… It’s up to the BAU to profile and hopefully capture the killer before he/she kills again and if you do enjoy reading about murders, Blue Baby contains not one, but multiple deaths to engage the reader and hold their attention, and be honest, who doesn’t like reading about murder now and again as it thrills the human brain…”
—Paula Phillips, The Phantom Photographer
“This book was a good read. If you like the show Criminal Minds or shows like that you will like this book. The story takes you through the investigation. Keeps you wondering as to who the killer may be. It keeps you in suspense, which can be very exciting. It gives you some insight into the investigation and the characters’ personalities. I look forward to reading more from this author.”
—Colleen Everly, Pamaceeve’s Blog
“An excellent mystery thriller… Blue Baby was the best book in this series. If you like murder mysteries, serial killers, and a team that finds each of them with their own issues; then you will enjoy this series. I must praise Carolyn Arnold for her knowledge of police procedures and her flawless writing.”
—Barb, The Reading Cafe
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, yeah it’s here, and it’s twisted. After reading Carolyn Arnold’s Blue Baby, you’ll never look at that old nursery rhyme the same way again.”
—Shannon Hayes, The 131 Preview Review
“A well-written psychological thriller…detailed, chilling, and intense.”
—Sheri Wilkinson, Juniper Grove
“Think Criminal Minds… An awesome mystery suspense read…in-depth characters with lots of police procedures. This book will keep you turning the pages trying to figure out the clues along with the team, keeping you guessing until the end.”
—Paula Harp, Harp’s Romance Book Review
“The suspense was killing me, just as soon as I thought they were onto something there was twist that turned things upside down. The story was well thought out, and you can see the author did her homework and research on this one.”
—Amber, Amber’s Book Reviews