“Without Warning” by David Rosenfelt
Jake Robbins, touted as a hero and who is currently acting Chief of Police, has no idea what the opening of the town’s time capsule is going to do to him and how it’s going to turn it life upside down.
Katie Sanford is the editor of the local paper in Wilton, Maine. This small town has a tradition of burying a time capsule every fifty years. After a hurricane comes through, they fear the worst for the soundness of the capsule and it’s decided it will be opened early to make sure its contents are okay.
Jake, Katie, and many others are there when the capsule is unearthed and opened. What they find is not what they expect…well, they expect some of the items, but something else is included. It’s a list of predictions…murderous predictions. Jake needs to figure out who put it there, why, and what the predictions mean…and fast.
He’s able to figure out the first few, but before anything can be done, the ‘Predictor,’ as he is called, brings about the occurrence of the next prediction. One event after the other is supposed to happen, victim after victim. And Jake figures out quickly that it all has something to do with him. Unfortunately for Katie, it may be too late. She is taken and it’s up to Jake not only to stop further murders but to also save Katie and bring down the man responsible for all the havoc.
A tense novel, which had a grip on me that I couldn’t shake until the last page. Quick-paced, riveting, and completely thrilling. Rosenfelt just made one of my top faves list. Completely recommended!
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier, author of “The Other Side: Melinda’s Story”