“Locked Doors (Andrew Z. Thomas/ Luther Kite Series #2)” by Blake Crouch
Publisher’s Synopsis: Seven years ago, suspense novelist Andrew Thomas’s life was shattered when he was framed for a series of murders. The killer’s victims were unearthed on Andrew’s lakefront property, and since he was wanted by the FBI, Andrew had no choice but to flee and to create a new identity. Andrew does just that in a cabin tucked away in the remote wilderness near Haines Junction, Yukon. His only link to society is by e-mail, through which he learns that all the people he ever loved are being stalked and murdered. Culminating in the spooky and secluded Outer Banks of North Carolina, the paths of Andrew Thomas, a psychotic named Luther Kite, and a young female detective collide. LOCKED DOORS is a novel of blistering suspense that will scare you to death.
4 out of 5 stars
This is the second book in the series and it does not disappoint. The real killer who framed Andrew in the first book is dead – by Andrew’s hand. He has also made good on his threats; that the bodies he buried on Andrew’s property in North Carolina would be revealed. Now, seven years later, Andrew is still being hunted by the FBI.
After being homeless and living on the road for two years, Andrew has made his way to the Yukon in the hopes that he can disappear. For a while, he does until psychopath Luther Kite (who we met in the first book) decides to draw him out by killing the only people left that Andrew cares about.
We learn a LOT more about Luther Kite in this book. He is seriously scary and is a true psychotic killer who enjoys what he does. Luther draws Andrew to the Outer banks of North Carolina with the intent of hunting him, but Andrew comes prepared to hunt Luther. Thrown into the mix is Violet, a young detective who is hunting the person behind the murders.
This is a gruesome and violent book – more so than the first in the series which I didn’t think Crouch could top. If you liked Desert Places, then you HAVE to read this.