Monday, October 6, 2014

The Death of Anyone by D.J. Swykert-my review

I gave this book Five stars because it was well written and really held my interest to the very end. I was given a copy for my honest review.

The main character is Bonnie Benham, a homicide detective that is less than perfect being a reformed alcoholic and drug user determined to catch a serial killer of young girls in Detroit. The author takes you into the head of Bonnie, her frailties, strong points and her determination to be the best in her line of work.  Here is the synopsis written by D.J. Swykert. 

 Detroit homicide Detective Bonnie Benham has been transferred from narcotics for using more than arresting and is working the case of a killer of adolescent girls. CSI collects DNA evidence from the scene of the latest victim, which had not been detected on the other victims. But no suspect turns up in the FBI database. Due to the notoriety of the crimes a task force is put together with Bonnie as the lead detective, and she implores the D.A. to use an as yet unapproved type of a DNA Search in an effort to identify the killer. Homicide Detective Neil Jensen, with his own history of drug and alcohol problems, understands Bonnie’s frailty and the two detectives become inseparable as they track this killer of children.

I found the story both captivating and heartbreaking at the loss of lives by the young girls and Bonnie's losses. Read the story, I think you will find it the same way. I heartily recommend this book to all you suspense readers out there over the age of eighteen. It does contain graphic descriptions and sexual situations. You can purchase your copy at this link and other places:

About the Author Image result for dj swykert
 DJ Swykert is a former 911 operator. Short fiction published in; The Tampa Review, Monarch Review, Sand Canyon Review, The Detroit News, Zodiac Review, Scissors and Spackle, Spittoon, Barbaric Yawp and BULL. He is a wolf expert.   You can find him on the website: and on Facebook,

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