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Slipping into Darkness | [Peter Blauner]

Slipping into Darkness

It has been two decades since Detective Francis X. Loughlin solved his first big case, the brutal murder of a woman doctor. The young man convicted of the killing, Julian Vega, is back on the streets now, released on a technicality after years of appeals. Not long after his release, another murder takes place, one so similar to that long-ago case that Julian is the first suspect in Detective Loughlin's sights.
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It has been two decades since Detective Francis X. Loughlin solved his first big case, the brutal murder of a woman doctor. The young man convicted of the killing, Julian Vega, is back on the streets now, released on a technicality after years of appeals. Not long after his release, another murder takes place, one so similar to that long-ago case that Julian is the first suspect in Detective Loughlin's sights. However, the DNA evidence that is now a routine part of policework points in an impossible direction. If the evidence is correct, Loughlin has to rethink decades of certainty, and Julian may be the only person alive who can help him make it through this case.

With his laser-sharp vision for motives and secrets of human nature, Peter Blauner has crafted a crime story of the highest order, in which the ending is an unguessable shock and the characters are unforgettably real. Blauner is at the top of his form in this chilling tour de force, a novel that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.

©2006 Peter Blauner; (P)2006 Books on Tape

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"Sharp characterization and surefooted plotting." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is an excellent mystery novel, written with a certain literary flair that elevates it above the usual cop-versus-ex-con yarn." (Booklist)

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    This book is much more satisfying than your typical detective/mystery story. While all the elements of suspense are there, the 2 main characters are deep and thoughtfully drawn, and make the story enjoyable. There are some slow points, but overall it is an excellent book with good, clear narration.

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    This is definitely a great who done it. The characters are interesting with all their imperfections. A great plot with some good twists, and a satisfying ending. I'd recommend this for some entertaining listening.

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