When an ex-cop is found dead in a bath of ice, the Dublin police believe it to be a revenge killing. Shortly afterwards, a journalist is found drowned in his own septic tank. Yielding little evidence, Reilly Steel concludes that she may be dealing with a killer who knows about crime scene investigation, using a very specific blueprint for the crimes. Who is the killer's next victim? And what's his endgame?
©2012 Casey Hill (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
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"Awful. Just no. Couldn't finish this."
Some may really enjoy this book but I found the characters to be two dimensional, weak and very cliched. I thought the Irish were badly portrayed and as though lifted directly from a book of stereotypes, as was the American protagonist Reilly Steel. I could not even finish this book or indeed get half way. When the larger than life profiler from the UK arrived to help out and commented on the dead body's fashion choices I considered it far too removed from reality to hold my interest any longer. I feel like the narrative and background requires further research, the characters' two dimensional and overly cliched quality detract and distract from the story and the writing style itself needs to mature and develop significantly. I wouldn't chance buying another by this writing duo Keven and Melissa Hill (aka Casey Hill). Bridge burned.
Caroline Lennon is an excellent narrator but I think the material she was given to work with on this occasion does not do her justice.
Not a fan. Most of my feelings on the book are expressed above. I gave up mid way through chapter 19, three bodies in and almost half way.
Torn had a brilliant story line, it was dramatic ,full of suspense and also very comical. Caroline Lennon was fantastic!
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