The Book of Cold Cases

By: Simone St. James

“Am I bitter or am I sweet? Ladies can be either.”

Shea Collins is a receptionist in a medical office by day, and a true crime blogger by night. Shea is stunned one day when Beth Greer enters the medical office. Beth Greer was tried and acquitted of being the Lady Killer in 1977. The Lady Killer shot two men and left notes behind, these men were picked at random. Shea followed her out of the office, approached her, and asked if she would be able to interview her. They meet at Beth’s mansion. Shea doesn’t like it there; it’s creepy. Items move, she hears sounds, and she see things that are unexplainable. But Shea can’t stop going – she wants to be able to figure out The Lady Killer case. Can Shea stay safe with the dangers that are lurking?

I love true crime, and I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts, read blogs, read books, and am on discussion forums. I connected with Shea’s interest in researching cold cases.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book is creepy, suspenseful, mysterious, and have moments that’ll leave you saying “WTF?” I couldn’t put it down. There are twists and reveals that you’ll never see coming, they will leave you shocked. The downside to this book is that the mystery is sort of solved midway through the book. It takes away from the mystery and suspense. It was still an enjoyable read after that as it puts the pieces of the puzzle together. I had another issue with the book and those are two aspects of how things are conducted in the legal system. I don’t know what things were like in 1977, I only know now, so I may even be wrong. It just didn’t sit right with me that an officer would speak to a defendant, who has an attorney, to try to get that defendant to provide information. That information wouldn’t even be admissible in court. The other thing was, there is a jailhouse phone call, and phone calls that aren’t with attorneys are recorded. This may not have been the case in 1977 though.

Overall, a very enjoyable book that I would highly recommend everyone read. Make sure to get your copy here.