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 3,609 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!


  • Before He Kills!

    By hannahbell$$$
    Short but addicting! I love the female empowerment and the story that was well told in a short amount of time.
  • Before He Kills

    By nybitsy
    Excellent character development, twists and turns, and engaging plot.
  • Before he kills

    By Sammisue79
    I like this book. I will definitely read more of the Mackenzie White series. I like Blake Pierce’s writing and plan to read some of his other series.
  • Fantastic read

    By Skiplayer1
    This was fantastic and full of suspense. The characters were interesting and entertaining. The story was dark and kept me interested until the end.
  • Awesome book

    By gamer1644
    If you like mysteries , you will really like reading this book.
  • Excellent!

    By Ladytattoo7
    Activating characters, great storyline
  • Fantastic

    By Bryce Buchannon
    I absolutely loved this book I wish I could buy the next couple of books. This book get you on edge really quick. The author did an amazing job
  • Fast moving ,breath holding novel.

    By Gramma sleuth
    I liked the author’s style, to the point. No flowery passages, just the story. It kept my attention to the end, and had an ending I didn’t see coming.
  • Before he kills

    By ljlkcl
    Very nice book. Easy reading
  • Fast read

    By Jules_R2
    Fast and fun read. Very simple writing and typos throughout. Mostly towards the end. Worth the read