Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1) - Blake Pierce

Before He Kills (A Mackenzie White Mystery—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce

  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 927 Ratings)


From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, BEFORE HE KILLS marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night. 

Book #2 in the Mackenzie White Mystery series will be available soon. 

Also available by Blake Pierce is ONCE GONE (A Riley Paige mystery—Book #1), a #1 bestseller!


  • You mad bro?

    By Mr. Doge faced Pooskay
    Copyright © 2016 by Blake Pierce. All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior permission of the author. This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each recipient. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return it and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Jacket image Copyright lassedesignen, used under license from I did this for the lols ok?
  • Before He Kills

    By Ang:)123
    Very exciting! Couldn't wait to find time to read.
  • Before He Kills

    By getlt
    Nice read!!!!
  • It’s a book

    By Space-time continuum
    It’s a book so books are good because it teaches book time
  • Amazing and suspenseful

    By Nikkisweet617
    I never knew what Mackenzie was going to do next! The suspense from the case keep me turning the pages til the very end. Finished this book in less than a day! Can’t wait to start the next one!!
  • Before He Kills

    By Dingaling365
    I read all the Riley Paige novels so I was expecting great things from this first Mackenzie White novel. I was not disappointed. I was late for work this morning because I couldn't put it down. I had to finish it. So exciting.
  • Loved it❤️

    By Niya❤️
    Awesome mystery and would recommend to everyone !
  • Page turner!

    By Yanks4Carolyn
    You feel like you know her, in real life and you want to help her on the case. Full of suspense and drama.
  • Before He Kills

    By Tenderloin56
    Liked the characters, ok plot. Not a lot of suspense. Could use some editing. Expect that subsequent books will be even better.
  • Wonderful book

    By jennifergallo
    This type of writing and genre falls right into what I look for in a book. Wonderfully written and easy to follow. I couldn't put it down. Looking forward to completing the series. 👍🏼