Published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on April 15th 2016
Genres: Horror, Thrillers
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Someone is stalking webcam models.
He lurks in the untouchable recesses of the black web.
He's watching you. Right now.
When watching is no longer enough, he comes calling.
He's the last thing you'll ever see before the blood gets in your eyes.
Chicago Homicide Detective Tom Mankowski (The List, Haunted House) is no stranger to homicidal maniacs. But this one is the worst he's ever chased, with an agenda that will make even the most diehard horror reader turn on all their lights, and switch off all Internet, wifi, computers, and electronic devices.
Jack Kilborn reaches down into the depths of depravity and drags the terror novel kicking and cyber-screaming into the 21st century.
I'm texting you from inside your closet. Wanna play? 🙂
Webcam by Jack Kilborn brings the return of Chicago Homicide Detective Tom Mankowski. Tom has appeared in a couple other books in the Konrath/Kilborn Collective, and has become one of my favorite characters. This time around, Tom is investigating the case of women being murdered by a webcam stalker. This book was a fast-paced techno thriller that left me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.
What I loved most about this novel was the character development. Tom and his parter Roy have been in other books, so I feel as if I really know them as characters. Another oldie but goodie is Tom’s girlfriend Joan. She’s a Hollywood producer, and was helping Tom in The List. What I enjoyed the most was seeing how they are as a couple now that they’ve been together for a while. Even though there was a maniac killing innocent women, unlike some of Kilborn’s other novels, this one is purely character driven. Not only were the main characters well-developed, but so was the villain.
The villain was very complex, and kept me guessing his motive. He was very different from the drug addled or scientifically altered villains in Kilborn’s other novels. After reading eight of his books back-to-back, I found this difference to be quite refreshing. Hopefully, Kilborn will continue to come up with complex villains in his future novels. Aside from Kilborn’s regulars and refreshing villain, he also included some characters from another one of his series that left me wanting to read that next.
Like Kilborn’s other novels, Webcam is written as a standalone novel, however I would advice that you at least read The List beforehand. That novel has nothing to this one, but reading it will provide more insight to the characters and their relationships. From the way that this ends, and the end of The List, I’m hopeful that I’ll see Tom, Roy, and Joan again. Hopefully in a sequel to The List, but I’ll take them anyway they come. These three are his best characters, and I really enjoy their adventures.