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Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.
It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.
Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.
I thought this book was good it kept my interested throughout the whole book. I liked it.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Free First Chapter from The Boyfriend the most enjoyable?
Everything , I like the story,, I need to get the full book to see what happened next
What other book might you compare Free First Chapter from The Boyfriend to and why?
Hm, I can't really think of a book right now because I've listen to so many can't seem to get one off the top of my head :/
Have you listened to any of Robertson Dean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
no i havent
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Delving into this sub-genre always leaves me with the need to wash my hands. Climbing inside the mind of a sociopath is, and very well should be, unsettling. This chapter is unsettling. This brief excerpt rings true. But I'm glad I don't have to think like these characters, one a call girl, the other a serial killer, like the detective who tries to apprehend him will surely have to do. At least that is how the book should progress if there is any sanity in the world.