Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 3,228 Ratings


From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS 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 Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!


  • Great Book

    By Sroberts65
    Didn’t want to put it down till the end. Great characters and storyline.
  • Great read

    By reads avisly
    Blake Pierce is one of my favorite authors. He keeps your interest throughout the book.

    By 100101010010110
    I really don’t read at all but I love this booookkkk!!!!
  • Would recommend

    By LoveGoodBooks90
    Very good book. It kept my interest completely despite the numerous typos that were a distraction. Good characters and the story flowed nicely.
  • Before He Kills

    By kfbcd
    Great book,great story ,great everything but it did have some errors in the words.
  • Page Turner!

    Suspenseful, detailed, multiple character perspectives...I read this book in just a few days! Being that I typically only read True Crime; I’m excited to read the 2nd book with Mackenzie White to see what her next journey holds!
  • Before He Kills

    By toocrazybaby
    Amazing read. So suspenseful and trilling I couldn’t stop reading!
  • Decent

    By Roping87
    It had a good story. Very typical cop story that leads to catching the bad guy. Lots of grammatical errors throughout the book though. Sometimes had to re-read the sentence to have it make sense with what should be there. A good book nonetheless.
  • One of the best book

    By TikaE25
    That’s one of the best book I have read. The mystery of the killer, of it all, kept me on my toes. With every chapter, I wanted to know more on what’s next. I can say that I have enjoyed it very much.
  • Good

    By GdScH1-2
    I’m not even done with the book but I like it so far but I don’t know why everyone says there are too many typos