“Medieval Menace” by Terri Ann Armstrong
The second in this trilogy is by no means ‘second.’ The story takes a front seat to its predecessor.
A demented person is attacking people around him. One unfortunate victim found his way to Starleen’s front porch. Well, it was only the head, but that was enough to send Starleen screaming and running.
An investigation is under way, but even a cop becomes target. There is someone out there…someone who is hell-bent on destroying others. Though affiliations between the victims are figured out, no one understands why let alone who.
Starleen’s psychosis is revealed, but it’s a little justifiable considering what she goes through. Her sessions with Dr. Harmon begin to help. Whether or not those shrink sessions will be enough to combat the terror and allow her an understanding of the reason for the monstrosity dispensed upon innocent victims, is still up for debate.
Armstrong successfully combines thundering action with wit. A terrific read and most definitely a great follow through to her first novel, “Morning Menace.”
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “The Other Side: Melinda's Story”