Walter Satterthwait: Perfection (USA 2006)
From the Publisher:
Now Satterthwait turns his hand to this terrific thriller, Perfection, with a pair of true-to-life police detectives for us to root for. In a small Florida city, a most baffling killer insists that his victims meet very specific criteria. Satterthwait teases the reader -- and police detectives Sophia Tregaskis and Jim Fallon too; he shows us the killer in his own home, reliving the satisfaction of his latest murder. We watch him scouting his neighboring supermarket for the next person who will require "perfection."
Even childhood episodes that made him the monster he is don't help us -- or the two police detectives -- learn who and where he is. When the pair finally does track him through his past, chance -- or the devil -- stacks the odds against them with a vicious hurricane and the thrill of uncertainty until the very end.
Walter Satterthwait: Perfection. A Thriller. St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312352441 (February, 2006), 327 p., $24.95.