Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)Blake Pierce

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)

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Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1) by Blake Pierce Book Summary

“A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.” 
--Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone) 

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to. It is Avery’s chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists—culminating in climax that even Avery could not imagine. 

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, CAUSE TO KILL 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 Avery Black series is also available!

“A masterpiece of thriller and mystery. Pierce did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side, so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.” 
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone) 

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1) (Blake Pierce) Book Reviews

Cause to KillI thoroughly enjoyed this book. I can't wait to start " Cause to Run." Congratulations, you have helped me find a new favourite author...Score: 5/5

Cause to KillThis book is a thrilling page-turner. I highly recommend it to readers. I rated it four stars instead of five because of (1) several typos, and (2) unnecessary, frequent use of passive voice..Score: 4/5

A woman's intuition can determine life or death.This is one of the best books I have read in quite awhile. Blake Pierce has a way of connecting you with the plot and the characters from page one. If you are a fan of serial killers, police thrillers, suspense and plots that are nail biting page turners this is for you. Avery Black was a highly paid well respected defense attorney in Boston until the man she kept out of prison for murder, did just that as soon as he was let go he killed a college girl and disgraced the law firm, the city, Avery and everyone who knew her. It ended her marriage. She started drinking. When her pity party was over she decided to be a cop and catch the bad guys. But it's hard to be a woman in a mans world after all of her screw ups. She made detective but doesn't play well with others and no one wants to partner with her. She gets a case that is going to either make or break her career and her life. She has to use her mind and the convict she put in prison to figure out who is killing the sorority girls in Boston. Fast paced action. She is tough with a mind of her own and it will either make her a hero or get her killed..Score: 5/5

Cause to killI feel as if I’m repeating myself I loved this book Every page pulls me in. I love the writing of Blake Pierce. His characters are very interesting and keeps one wanting more Thank you so much Blake and Aple for allowing me the chance to read. Love it, now to find somethinelse..Score: 5/5

Serial killerI found Avery Black's character to be well done until the end. I felt that they assumed the reader is stupid in the end. It was a good read until the end..Score: 4/5

Cause to KillThis is a great book ! I have a wonderful list of books and this is one of my best.I will continue to read these books ..Score: 5/5

Read itNonstop excitement! Make time to keep reading!.Score: 5/5

PredictableNo surprises here. Many mistakes that catch the readers attention and make it hard to become involved in the story. My favorite was the policeman that was shot by shotgun shells that went through his neck and face. Does author even know what a shotgun shell is? The characterization was poorly developed and shallow and per the author everybody yelled and screamed. No calmer heads in this amateur hour. It would be nice if the author actually developed some psychological profiles and valid theory if writing a psychological suspense about a serial killer. I gave an extra star for the fun of hunting the mistakes..Score: 2/5

Cause to KillA very good read. Avery Black is the only female detective in an all male department. She struggles for acceptance and to overcome past demons. Perusing a serial killer, she find herself having to visit a killer from her past to help put the present back together..Score: 4/5

Worth the readIt’s a good story. I couldn’t wait to find out if the murderer would be caught. My only critique is Avery. She’s not likable for a reason. She does dumb things and knows it but still does them then wants to wonder why her life is miserable. It’s self inflicted. I hope her character is written better in the series..Score: 3/5

DishermOkay story but too many typos and grammatical mistakes! Many of the relationships- i.e. Finley and Connelly -are not really developed well at all. And her gut feelings are not defined or believeable..Score: 3/5

A little disappointedI became hooked on the Riley Paige series. This 1st book was free and thought I might enjoy it too. It didn’t catch me like the Riley series. I became distracted from the story because of all the type errors. The story ling was good but it didn’t grip me. I have a had time putting other books down. I want to keep reading. This book didn’t do that for me. I am going to buy the 2nd book in the series and hope it will be better, if it isn’t then I won’t waste my money..Score: 3/5

Intense suspenseThis was a suspenseful murder mystery. It was an enjoyable and worthwhile book to read. What is does need, however, is some serious proofreading. Can’t wait to get started on book 2..Score: 4/5

Plot and charactersGreat plot, very interesting and well developed. Characters well developed as well, even though you would like to kick a couple of their butts..Score: 5/5

Cause to Kill. Loved It !I liked that I was pulled into the story at the start ! I didn’t want to stop reading it. The way t is written made me feel like Avery . Very Well Written ! I will be reading more of these book by Blake Pierce !.Score: 5/5

Cause to KillWow a page turner.Score: 4/5

Not badI liked the plot..there were an awful lot of typos and misspellings though. I don't know who their editor was but they should be replaced haha.Score: 4/5

A good book that kept my interestI thought this book well written with good character development. I will be looking for more books by this author..Score: 5/5

Typical of authorI enjoy the author’s stories and characters, however the amount of errors, typos and grammar in all of her books keep me from buying more in any of the series. It’s a shame, really, but I can’t see spending money of shoddy work. With as many books and she has and as much as she charges, she’d be a lot more successful if she hired an editor..Score: 3/5

Cause to KillGripping storyline.Score: 5/5

Great bookVery good book. Keeps your entertained.Score: 5/5

Great!Interesting novel, finished it in three days. Going to start reading book number two of the Avery Black series..Score: 5/5

Loved itI really loved this book, despite its MANY spelling and grammar errors. Chapter “Tenty” was a favorite. Lol.Score: 4/5

Cause to KillTruly “unable” to put this book down! I devored it and wanted for MORE….. Fabulous read. You, too, will be hooked..Score: 5/5

Cause to killAlways like a good book. Had me guessing till the end. But I did figure it out except for the relative..Score: 5/5

Was this silence of the lambs?Overall it was okay, just a complete ripoff of the silence of the lambs. I won't give away any of the spoilers, but really was not original..Score: 2/5

Thrillers BewareA real look in to the messed up life of Avery Black, although she is growing on me I sure hope she becomes a good mom! Oh and the people around her, well I hope they soften a little too. Creepy mystery that left me hanging till the end. Just downloaded the 2nd one..Score: 5/5

GailGreat story! I couldn’t put my iPad down. I read it in less than 48 hours. It was a believable story..Score: 5/5

Wonderful book a must read!Wow finally a book where heroine is not perfect, but does what needs to be done no matter who makes hard on her.👍.Score: 5/5

Cause To KillKept me reading. Will read more..Score: 4/5

Cause to killOk too wordy.Score: 3/5

Too badFast read, but characters and plot seemed contrived. Book was riddled with editing errors that should have been caught prior to publishing. The details related to the Boston area surroundings were poignantly real. Those parts were spot on. I was just expecting more than a mix between a Harlequin romance and Silence of the Lambs. Those aspects might be very satisfying for some readers though. I hope this author finds a following. Every author deserves one..Score: 2/5

Good bookGood book, a few grammar/spelling errors. I may buy book two it sounds pretty good too..Score: 4/5

Silence of the lambsThis book and Silence Of The Lambs are pretty much the same story..Score: 2/5

Good First OneEnjoyed this first outing and look forward to the next. Believable characters and interesting story line..Score: 4/5

Cause to KillI enjoyed the book and liked that the main character..Score: 5/5

Cause to KillGreat read !!!!.Score: 4/5

Nice read!Nice character development and an interesting story line. A little predictable and formulaic, but it was still definitely an enjoyable book to read..Score: 4/5

Enjoyable readThoroughly enjoyed the story!.Score: 5/5

Gets your attentionNot a big reader, but this book had my attention..Score: 5/5

The spellingYou had a lot of spelling errors and it seem to bother me multiple times and made a lot of occurs. Can you please fix it but the book was good without the errors. I would’ve given you five stars if you have fix the errors. That is my honest answer..Score: 4/5

Decent storyNot a bad puff thriller, but definitely lots of typos and the errors in Boston details seem like the author took half a glance at a map and then said, “close enough.”.Score: 3/5

Cause to KillReally held my attention!.Score: 5/5

Cause to RunThis book was an excellent story. I found myself wanting to stay up all to finish it. I look forward to the next book in the series..Score: 5/5

Awesome bookI was hooked from the first chapter I couldn’t put this down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. I read it in 2 days and just got the second book..Score: 5/5

Cause to killAbsolutely one of the best books I’ve ever read. Enjoyed reading this book. The author has a gift for words. Not a spooky mystery that gives you a bad night to sleep. 📼💤ole grandma.Score: 5/5

PerfectCause to Kill was amazing. It has everything you could want in a mystery! I also loved how the killer did his work. The way the author wrote and described the killer’s work was incredible! I very much like how he involved the police officer’s family life and work life and put them together to create a wonderful story..Score: 5/5

Cause to killVery good plot. Easy reading. Enjoyable.Score: 5/5

Who is the proof reader. I caught errors of spelling, 3tense or syntax on nearly every page.Who is their proof reader .I caught errors of spelling, tense or syntax on every page..Score: 2/5

A great twenty four hours!I was so enthused by this book that I read it over two days, accomplishing little else on my weekend. I contacted a friend, and twisted her arm to read this book. Really, this is an excellent book!.Score: 4/5

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Entertaining readInteresting book, enjoyed.Score: 4/5

Amazing bookGripping. Hard to put down..Score: 4/5

Good thriller. A page turner...It's hard for me to stick to a book, but this was a great read. A great page turner!.Score: 4/5

A Real Page Turner!I really enjoyed this book. Well written. Excellent twists and turns. Would highly recommend this book..Score: 5/5

Grammatical errors overwhelmThis is a perfect start to a series, and entertaining in so many ways, however the grammatical errors constantly distracted me from the story line..Score: 3/5

Cause to killGood read.Score: 4/5

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Cause to Kill by Blake PierceStupendous thrilling mystery to the end. GH Redland City Australia.Score: 5/5

GreatA great read. This book is captivating the whole way through..Score: 5/5

A good taleWhile I was taken in with this story, some of it just doesn’t seem plausible. The main character, Black, does things as a detective which doesn’t ring true. However, it is fiction after all..Score: 4/5

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Sack the editorGreat read, but about 9 typos, exceedingly annoying for a big reader. Did read another pierce that only had the usual couple so might try book 2. Excellent crime storylines..Score: 5/5

O.K. Read!Very interesting story..Score: 5/5

Very enjoyableGreat lead character, good storyline, well written.Score: 5/5

Great book, sack the proof reader!!!Apart from a great deal of typos, a good read!!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed every series from Paige to Avery and all the way back to my first read, Mackenzie. I do find it slightly annoying paying for a book that is not flawless. I have read every series now and this is not the only book with mistakes in it, you need to sack the proof readers!!!.Score: 5/5

Superb bookI loved this book and couldn’t put it down reading well into the night to finish it. Plot and psychological twist kept me hooked from beginning to end.Score: 5/5

Good1Avery black a strong personality like one of my friend, loved reading..Score: 5/5

Cause to killFantastic story. Gripping from the start.Score: 5/5

Cause to killA good read by a good author.Score: 5/5

Cause to killLoved this book, was totally gripped from the beginning, you feel like you know al the characters..Score: 5/5

Easy ReadRead this book in two days as it was an easy read and a gripping story. Apart from a few sentence errors, a really good read..Score: 3/5

Cause t killExcellent first in series hurry book 2.Score: 5/5

Great bookWell executed..Score: 4/5

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Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1) Synopsis

Book Name:
Cause To Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)
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Books, Mysteries & Thrillers, Police Procedural
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2016-07-27
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