After the Kill is the fourth novel featuring Jake Roberts. The former police detective certainly attracts trouble wherever he goes.
This instalment picks up minutes after the previous novel, After the Goode, ends. The introduction of the new characters is a bit long-winded, but necessary for the important plot points. The killer in this book is a copycat in the style of Lori Powers, who we met in After The Evil.
I liked how all the books in this series tied together. Characters carried over from one book to the next, even though their main jobs were done in earlier stories. And Jake Roberts becomes an author throughout this series and they refer to the previous books inside this story which was a great sense of amusement to me.
Has Cary Allen Stone created more stories in Jake Roberts' universe? I'm not sure. He sure could. The writing of these stories has gotten progressively better throughout the series.
This poor guy has been through enough crises and heartbreak in these books. I hope, if his stories carry on, that Jake can find a quiet life after all the strife he's been through. I know that doesn't make for a dramatic story, but I think Jake Roberts deserves his happiness!