Author Katie Mettner

He's an Aberration



Today's book spotlight is on Lisa Regan's Aberration. This is a truly mind-twisting police procedural about Kassidy and her twin sister who died sixteen years ago. Now and FBI profiler, Kassidy begins to see a pattern in the 'For You' killer who is taunting her at every turn. Already beaten and nearly killed by a serial killer years before, Kassidy begins to see shades of Nico Sala in the UNSUB she's currently chasing. I can't even describe how much I LOVED this book. Seriously, if you like police procedural and mysteries with a nice secondary plot about a woman coming back to life after so much loss, you HAVE to get this book. Read my review and then just go to Amazon and buy it, seriously, just do it. 



FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the “For You” killer’s task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country. The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states, but bearing the same signature: the words “for you” scribbled at each crime scene.

The case chills Kassidy, bringing back memories of her own encounter with a violent criminal five years earlier.

Kassidy’s mentor, legendary agent Talia “The Confessor” Crossen knows the task force assignment is Kassidy’s chance to prove to her colleagues that she belongs in the Behavior Analysis Unit. For five years, other FBI agents and profilers scoffed at Kassidy’s appointment to the BAU, believing she was only offered the position in exchange for her silence about the brutal assault that almost killed her.

The stakes rise when the task force links the killer’s signature to Kassidy. As more and more bodies turn up, Kassidy must delve into her past and the mysterious death of her twin sister, which holds the key to uncovering the killer’s identity.

The closer Kassidy comes to finding the killer, the closer she comes to a deadly confrontation that could cost her everything—including her own life.






Once again Lisa Regan has taken me for a ride that was strangely disturbing, but highly addicting at the same time. The story of Kassidy and her twin sister was complexly intertwined with the UNSUB from the very beginning of this book. Each page you turned the web was weaved tighter and tighter until Kassidy was nearly choked out by the loss and grief in her life. As an FBI profiler she had the UNSUB pegged, but what she didn't have was his identity or why he was killing people and leaving the message 'For You' at each murder scene. When that web started to unravel and they got closer and closer to the For You killer, the For You killer got closer and closer to Kassidy.

Aberration is incredibly hard to review and not give spoilers because the action went from beginning to end. While I was thoroughly caught up in the story of the UNSUB, I was also caught up in the life and rebirth of Kassidy. She has lost everyone she has ever loved, yet she kept doing the work that would bring justice to families like hers. Along with that came the rebirth of her as a woman, a lover, and so much more.

If you want a police procedural that will screw with your mind, make you think you know everything only for it to disappear like a ghost in the night then you'll definitely want to read Aberration. This book will remain on my kindle and even though I'll know how it ends, I'll still read it again, because I want to go back and find all the clues I missed while I was caught up in the whodunit and the moments of Kassidy's life. 


Aberration gets five cups of holy hell what did I just read, heart pounding, I need another cup, of coffee.






Lisa Regan was born in Philadelphia, a product of two large Irish Catholic families whose roots run deep in her neighborhood. From the moment she was able to put words onto the page, she was writing: poems, stories, and even novels. At age eleven, her parents bought her a typewriter, on which she wrote her first full-length novel. By the time she was eighteen, she had written four
terrible young adult novels. Between eighteen and twenty-two, she had a crisis of confidence and although she kept writing, she was unable to finish any novel-length projects. She spent her time working in bookstores while completing college. She spent two years at the Community College of Philadelphia before
transferring to Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master of education degree. To make ends meet, she worked as both a certified nurse assistant and a karate instructor. In 2002 she finally finished her first adult novel, which remains on a flash drive in her nightstand. In 2006, she finished what would become her first published novel: Finding Claire Fletcher. After being passed over by more than 150 agents and then more than a dozen publishers, her first novel was published in December 2012, followed by her second novel, Aberration, in June 2013. Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner-up for Best Novel in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. In December 2013, the novel reached number one on Amazon’s Bestselling Kidnapping Crime Fiction list; in the same month, her second novel, Aberration reached number one on Amazon’s Serial Killer Crime Fiction Bestseller list. Lisa currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter where she works full time and works on her future novels while waiting in line at the local post office.

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