In a small town along the Mississippi River, separate but nearly identical attacks have left two married couples brutally murdered in their homes. A young boy—the lone survivor of the killings—now lies comatose in the hospital. And the police’s only lead is the boy’s terrified description of the assailant: a “monster.”
Enter former homicide detective Liam Dempsey, whose estranged brother fell victim to the killer. Dragged into the investigation as a suspect, Dempsey vows to solve the case and clear his name. But two things stand between him and the truth: a web of local politics, and the grim secrets the victims held close. All the while, a murderer with boundless hatred continues to raise the body count.
As the troubled ex-cop tries to pull justice from the town’s emotional wreckage, he realizes that his could be the next life lost to the killer’s ruthless, twisted plan for revenge.
©2014 Joe Hart (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
The only time the narrator was able to capture my attention was when he was speaking in "someone else's voice". The rest of the time, he sounded like he was reading items on a menu. I had the story figured out in the first half hour and neither the language or plot kept me engrossed. I listened as long as I could stand it and then - out of pure frustration - stopped listening 15 minutes before the end. I just couldn't do it.
I don't know who this guy is, but he needs to find another profession.
This book is written according to a formula. The characters actions are twisted to fit the formula, and make no sense in the context of the character.
I'm not opposed to formula fiction, but at least the dialogue has to be engaging, and the characters believable.
The plot, the characters, the dialog.
Nothing by this author.
He did his best.
Oh, where to start? The plot was so much like many other books, damaged main character, lost romance with a woman who would probably have nothing to do with this man in real life, and the dialog was just sad. So much of what is said is out of character and follows no logical train of thought or reasoning. In addition, as if that wasn't enough, the writer made many errors in subject-verb agreement, having inanimate objects act as if alive, and making even body parts perform actions intended of the person as a whole. Editing was totally missing. Did anyone even proof this book? Lazy and sad. It reads like a first draft.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
Liam is an ex-detective who returns to his home town after his brother and his brothers wife are murdered in their home. Upon his arrival he and an old heartthrob, who has also come back to town for the funerals, start an investigation. The local sheriff enlists Liam's help to figure out who might be behind the murder of two separate couples in their homes, within a week of each other.
The murders were of such a gruesome nature that they are immediately thought to be of a personal nature. The only survivor is a little boy who right before he slips into a coma, says over and over that it was a monster. As they get further into the investigation, deep secrets are revealed and a conspiracy plot thickens. A good mystery with relatable characters, fast paced with good narration.
A bit disappointing. Difficulty I building and keeping tension and not a lot of depth on the storyline. Listened while I cleaned the house but not a 'long drive' kind of book.
This is one listen that will not leave You dissappointed,
Loved every minute of this story, I am always searching for a Great Detective story, , and this time I hit the jackpot!!
In the top 30%.
it has shades of J.A. Jance's J.P. Beaumont and some other writers.
Liam Dempsey - troubled ex-cop. He a strong character.
WHO IS THE REAL MONSTER?
Say something about yourself!
I enjoyed the book in the beginning but then it developed into an unoriginal plot and the end was way too corny. The narrator was okay, that's all. It would have been a four except for the ending.
"Kept me very interested."
A really good book, kept me wondering what was coming next. Well written and entertaining.
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