Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series)
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FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team are called to Savannah, Georgia, when body parts belonging to three separate victims are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River. As the case takes one dark turn after another, Brandon finds himself embroiled in a creepy psychological nightmare.
Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Brandon Fisher FBI Series, Book 6
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Police Procedural, Thriller
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Length: 260 pages
Print ISBNs: (Paperback) 978-1-988353-50-0, (Hardcover) 978-1-988353-51-7
Book Overview for Remnants
All that remains are whispers of the past…
When multiple body parts are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River in Savannah, Georgia, local law enforcement calls in FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team to investigate. But with the remains pointing to three separate victims, this isn’t proving to be an open-and-shut case.
With no quick means of identifying the deceased, building a profile of this serial killer is more challenging than usual. How are these targets being selected? Why are their limbs being severed and their bodies mutilated? And what is it about them that is triggering this person to murder?
The questions compound as the body count continues to rise, and when a torso painted blue and missing its heart is found, the case takes an even darker turn. But this is only the beginning, and these new leads draw the FBI into a creepy psychological nightmare. One thing is clear, though: The killing isn’t going to stop until they figure it all out. And they are running out of time…
Testimonials & Reviews for Remnants
“Arnold has created a gritty nightmare of a tale that will churn the stomachs of even the most hard-boiled of FBI agents… Full of grit, gore and enough twists to make even the most diligent of readers hard-pressed to discover the villain, even the ending will keep you on pins and needles.”
–Tome Tender Book Blog
“Readers will find in Remnants an action-packed suspenseful crime novel. Set in Georgia, the FBI’s investigating a series of horrible murders. A serial killer’s handy work is appearing in the Little Ogeechee River.
“Filled with nonstop action, FBI and police procedures, Remnants will grab the reader immediately. Setting the hook in the first few pages, Arnold holds the reader in the palm of her hand as she crafts an intense thriller. With twist and turns and excellent plotting, Arnold holds the reader’s attention.
“Arnold crafted several worthy suspects in Remnants and developed them fully; never giving away the villain until absolutely necessary. Arnold gave hints throughout the story-line, but waited until she had built the suspense to high pitch before revealing the identity of the unsub. I found myself with goose bumps as Arnold described the murder scenes. Arnold descriptive prose was skillful and the story-line original. Arnold’s imagination was in full force in Remnants; who would have thought of the reason behind the kills except someone with a vivid imagination. Reader also sees the story from the killer’s perspective which greatly intensified the suspense in this story.
“I felt I was watching an episode of Criminal Minds or CSI; the story felt realistic. I felt the character were full-bodied and the police procedures accurate. Finally, in concluding my thriller suspense novel review of Remnants, I found a story which will keep you up at night. It is intense, realistic, and relates to our world today as serial killers become more prolific. I love a good crime novel and this book fits the bill.”
–Vera’s Book Reviews and Stuff
“The perfect thriller to keep you up at night…
“Switching perspectives, the readers are introduced to Brandon Fisher; an agent in the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, along with his team. It’s Valentines Day, and what better way to spend it than to answer a call that two arms and a leg were found in a river in Georgia. Upon arriving at the crime scene the team realizes they are looking at three separate victims- the arms are missing the hands, and the leg is missing the foot.
“As any good investigative book/movie goes, the list of suspects starts wide and narrows as you go. The team starts with those closest to the site and expand their list- which includes the local Georgian banker. Interviews lead to a myriad of missing person cases with one key component…
“Please do yourself a favor, and put Remnants on your TBR list…
“As any good thriller should be, Carolyn Arnold is able to make you fear the mundane of everyday life. She takes something as simple as running an errand and has you looking over your shoulder.
“Remnants is a part of a series. While I have never read any book written by Arnold, I do believe Remnants can be read as a standalone.
“And let’s talk about that storytelling. I found Arnold’s writing to be not only engaging, but [it painted] a picture for the reader. There was never I time I felt as though she were talking over my head. All of the details were well researched. For me, I do believe that Carolyn Arnold is an up and coming author for the thriller genre.”
“The story is written from two different points of view: Brandon’s and the murderer’s. Carolyn Arnold’s literary versatility was extremely clear, and I loved the sense of dramatic irony that got me anxiously flipping pages, wanting to know more. In a sense, we read the same story from different perspectives – we followed our hero through his investigative journey, but we also lived through the eyes of someone who had created his own reality, who had such a distorted – but hypnotizing – view of the truth.
“For Brandon’s perspective, I do feel like I enjoyed the first half better just because there was more anticipation, more mystery, and less chasing. However, I loved reading all the parts from the point of view of the perpetrator and seeing their psychological development.
“Another very unique thing about this book is that it’s not just a crime mystery; between serious tidbits, the characters talk about relationships and…you know, “feelings”. These little moments gave me more insight into the characters and made the book seem much more realistic.
“The characters were extremely complex, and I was able to see how the story extended far beyond the crime they were trying to solve. Each character had a personality, a history, and a unique voice. Even the antagonists were multifaceted, and the author’s ability to delve into each character’s psychology allowed the story to feel that much more immersive.
“This was definitely enthralling from beginning to end. The plot continued to get thicker and thicker, and I couldn’t put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes reading crime stories. Carolyn Arnold has written a thrilling mystery that will keep readers on their toes as they delve into the center of a captivating psychological nightmare.”
“Gripping & Intriguing!
“Carolyn Arnold is a new author for me, and she didn’t disappoint with REMNANTS, the sixth book of her Brandon Fisher FBI series. I have to mention that this is not my usual read, but when I saw it at Books & Benches I became intrigued and requested it. Even if it’s part of a series, REMNANTS can be read as a stand-alone book. The fast pace, great action, and this author’s writing style, makes this thriller very suspenseful. She wrote the plot well and slowly built a suspense that pulls you right into the action. It will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat and grab your attention from the first page until the very end.
“If you’re a fan of TV shows like CSI and Criminal Minds, then you’ll like REMNANTS. Beware, you won’t be able to put it down, or just read fast enough to know what will happen next.”
–Books and Benches
“In a normally peaceful area near Savannah Georgia, along the Little Ogeechee River, human remains started appearing along the shoreline. An arm, a leg, but none belonged to the same body according to forensic results. But no hands or feet were found, which made identification virtually impossible.
“The FBI was brought in to help in the investigation, and it became apparent that they had a serial killer on their hands. Some of the remains still had tissue and muscle on the bone, but not enough to identify the victims.
“As the story develops, more information becomes available and the detectives discover several connections to locals that they pursue. Try as you may to think that you know who the killer is, in the end you will be completely surprised. Both by the way the killer is discovered, and who it actually is.
“The method of killing and the torture that ensues is gruesome and hair-raising to say the least. I found it very difficult to put this book down once I started reading. A very good story for anyone who enjoys a good murder-mystery/horror story.”
–Reviews by Karen
“When I read the summary and saw that Remnants took place not far from where I live I knew I had to read it. Besides I have wanted to read one of Carolyn Arnold’s novels for a while now. I love a good thriller book once in a while especially when it is filled with lots of body parts and gore like Remnants. One that will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out either the killers next move or in this case the FBI agents or you know what is going to happen next. The author gives you just enough info to keep you hanging on trying to figure out whodunnit and then when you least expect it she slams you in the face with it and your like oh I didn’t see that one.
“She also makes the characters seem like real people someone you would like to be friends with and get to know. She knows how to make the story seem so real and believable and hoping that the killer doesn’t decide to end up in your neighborhood.
“This is the first book by author Carolyn Arnold that I have read and I hope it won’t be the last. I can’t wait to read more about Brandon’s cases and to see more of Brandon and his team. If you love a good thriller then you are going to love Remnants and Brandon Fisher of course.”
–The Avid Reader