A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava
#1 in the Maggie O'Dell Series
FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is called to a small Nebraska town when another young boy is found murdered, sliced, and left by the river. It is the second of such a killing Platte City has seen. There are also eerie similarities to some previous murders that a man named Jeffries was executed for. Platte City Sherriff Nick Morelli, who got the job following his father's retirement, is desperate for help before another young boy is taken and killed.
I thought this was a really good start to the series. I have been wanting to read this series for a long time. Now I can't wait to get to the next one!