Excellent, Gritty, and Brutal.

4.25 out of 5 stars

Sometimes I start a book and think I know what I’m getting into. Sometimes I’m close, and others, I’m way off. With Snapped, I was somewhere in the middle. Sutter could string me along for a while, but as the book climaxed, I had a good guess about where it was going and why. But I still didn’t see a lot of what happened to come.

Snapped was one of those books that, as the pacing and speed kept picking up, it was harder and harder to put down. I feel like Sutter was trying to strike that balance between introducing Jade in the fastest way possible and leaving some things unanswered. A great example is a phone call late in the book to her former partner, revealing another revelation about Jade. It made the intrigue around here almost match that of the serial killer they were hunting.

I won’t go into too much detail, but the first killer in these books was fascinating. I feel almost to the point of being “too much,” but then again. I didn’t have what she did happen to me so I wouldn’t know. A few times when she was going through the motions of each killing, I thought, “don’t any of these people have cameras? Wouldn’t some random corner catch a glimpse of her? That took me out of the story a bit (mainly because it sounded like some of these homes were really nice). But, if you can put that aside — the story was great, the serial killer aspect/character was fascinating, and Jade is someone that I feel I won’t have figured out even after a few stories. These are all things that I like in a story like this.

Overall, Snapped grabbed and held my attention throughout. It was a gritty and sometimes brutal thriller. I want to know more about Jade, and I hope that Sutter and Kelly work together in the future. Meghan Kelly was able to bring both the killer and Jade to life. I thought her portrayal of Jade was perfect – basically becoming Jade. But I also think she nailed the “certainty” of the killer too—a challenging feat to accomplish.


Book Description:

Murder happens in Houston, but when the most recent murders take on disturbing similarities, local law enforcement officers fear a serial killer is roaming their streets.

Former sheriff’s department sergeant Jade Monroe has just graduated from the FBI’s serial crimes unit in homicide and is called to Houston with her partner, J.T. Harper, to take on her first assignment—apprehending the person responsible for these gruesome crimes.

With victims piling up and the clock ticking, Jade and J.T. need to intensify their search because there’s no sign the killer is slowing down. After a late-night epiphany while she’s alone, Jade suddenly comes face to face with the killer, and now Jade is missing. The clock continues to tick—but this time it’s for her.

Snapped Narrator: Meghan Kelly
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
Series: Agent Jade Monroe #1
Published by Self Published on February 27th 2023
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Format: Audiobook
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