Friday, March 10, 2017

*Review* The Traveler by Mary Theriot

Genre: Murder Mystery
Published: August 24, 2012
Pages: 233


A new nightmare is about to unfold for Jordan Sanders. David Thorguson is finally being transported to Springport, Louisiana but someone has different plans. Evil lurks, waiting to set The Hunter free. The Traveler torments the same people who bullied him in school. Death is too good for them. What he has planned is far worse. Special Agent Jackson O'Riordan suspects a serial killer has been eluding detection, traveling across the United States killing high-risk men and women. If only he can convince his supervisors of his theory. Before you settle in to read this book make sure your doors are locked and draw the shades. The Traveler will keep your heart racing in this spine-tingling murder-mystery filled with gripping suspense and intense romance.


I was hired to provide post-publication proofreading for this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection with the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

This book picks up the story a few months after The Hideaway left off, and adds a new twisted psychopath to the mix. I think this is the first Mary Theriot psychopath that prefers to do his work on the road, which was a nice change of pace. Of course it didn't last long once he hooked up with The Hunter, but changing to a stationary base of operations made perfect sense for the story. 

Unlike most of the murder mysteries by Ms. Theriot that I have read, the big mystery in this book was not who is killing these people, but where are they headed and why. Once The Hunter was set free from jail and Jordan started getting gifts in the mail, they knew he was involved, but they couldn't figure out where he was heading, which made it a bit hard to catch him. But because the story was told in multiple POV's, there wasn't a whole lot of mystery for me on where they were going, so it was a bit more of a murder story than a mystery really. 

And boy was there murder. Considering all the different tortures that Ms. Theriot describes in her novels, I never want to get on her bad side. They are gory and sound quite painful, and I think this book was the most twisted one I've read from her yet. If you're not a fan of detailed torture, you'll want to pass on this book. 

Overall I give The Traveler 4 out of 5 stars because even though it didn't keep me guessing, it kept me thoroughly grossed out, and that's almost as good. - Katie 

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About the Author

A Louisiana native and have had the wonderful opportunity of living in various states during my husband's 20-year career in the United States Coast Guard.

I have been happily married for over twenty years and am the proud mother of two wonderful children. My youngest encouraged me to begin writing this year.

Until my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2001, I worked in the Legal Field. Writing is great therapy for my own personal fight against MS.  

I truly hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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