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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle (July 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786020393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786020393
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,867,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I could not stop reading this, once I got started!
Dawn
This is Gericke's third thriller in the Emily Thompson/Martin Benedetti series.
F. Weldon Burge
There are lots of twists & turns, a great anti climax and a satisfying ending.
Sharon Miner

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John O. Raab on July 26, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Torn Apart" is the latest novel written by Shane Gericke. Shane throws the reader in the driver's seat with no brakes from page one. The setting of the book is divided up into two areas, central Wisconsin and Naperville, Illinois.

Four killers, who name themselves after zodiac signs, begin the crime spree by working with a man called Cash Maxximus. The zodiac quartet kills a young girl and dumps her body in central Wisconsin, but not before they have a shoot out with a local officer. Cash Maxximus is a child porn/slavery runner and drug dealer, that gets his victims hooked on a new, designer drug called Katrina.

Detective Emily Thompson lives in the quiet Chicago suburb of Naperville, IL where violent crime is non-existent. Emily is tracking a serial killer named "Hacksaw" who is sending her body parts in the mail. Police Officer Robert Hawkins (Hawk) is a father in desperate need of raising four million dollars to save his daughters life and will do anything to get the money.

Shane brings all these storylines into one gripping climax. "Torn Apart" is not just a fast-paced thriller; Shane takes the book into light speed. He does an outstanding job of weaving many different subplots into one, all while breathing life into his characters. With a hint of romance and a no nonsense thrill ride, "Torn Apart" should be considered one of the best books to hit the shelves in 2010.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on July 10, 2010
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Four thugs working for child pornographer, white slaver and drug dealer Cash Maxximus kidnap a teen and have sex with her. They give her a designer drug named Katrina, which takes only one dose to make someone addicted. The foursome plays too rough and kills their victim. Without a thought they dispose of the corpse off a bridge in Wisconsin. When they stop to change a tire, local Sheriff Spencer Abbott checks them out; they kill him and dump his body into the river before leaving for Naperville, Illinois.

The Hawkman serial killer is sending body parts to Naperville Detective Emily Thompson Even though she is afraid she persuades her husband Marty to go hunting. . The leader of the crooks Karl Dittmer kidnaps the two children of Emily's partner; she rescues one of the kids, but the killer gets away with the other. NPD is on full search and rescue while detective Robert Hawkins needs one million dollars to save the life of his little girl through experimental therapy. He finesses the Katrina from Dittmer and sells it back to Maxximus. Marty finds Abbott who gives him the names of the killers while Emily is trapped by the Hawkman leading to another NPD officer rescue attempt.

Putting aside Naperville being the murder capital, the third police procedural (see Cut to the Bone and Blown Away) is a complicated thriller with several subplots that Shane Gericke effortlessly blends into a strong story line. The villains are perverts who have no qualms about molesting little girls before giving them to a sexual slave trader to sell to other psycho sex predators. Emily is a dedicated cop who will work outside of legal limitations if the case like these required extraordinary rendition.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dianna Wessel on March 30, 2014
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Much like a car accident I couldn't look away. This book threw in everything but the kitchen sink. This is no great book but if your seeking violence and mayhem this is the one for you.
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By Wanderlust on July 7, 2014
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Given the rave reviews, I was excited to read this book. However, I have found the book to be too graphic/violent. I really don't want to read about how several men are beating etc. a woman they have captured. If that type of book is disturbing for you, it might be better to choose another book.

While I do read murder mysteries routinely, and thrillers sometimes, this book was just too much for me. Couldn't get past the first chapter or two.
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By Metless on September 12, 2013
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I enjoyed Shane Gericke's way of weaving all the subplots together and creating a smash ending! This was another one of his books that kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. Emily is learning to be a fantastic detective--I love to see her growth throughout the 3 books. I was torn one way, then another, following the subplots...it was a lot of fun to read.
I'm looking for more great books by this author!
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Thanks so much.All the books in his series are very good. Emily is one of the best characters I've met.
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By Sheila's Kindle on April 26, 2013
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The plot just kept thickening. Everytime I thought about where this story was going to turn, I went left, it went right and dragged me right around that corner with it. Absolute thriller! I could not put the book down.
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By Anne Trager on August 12, 2012
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This is an action-packed thriller that kept me turning the pages right to the end. Definitely a good read. The characters grow on you, the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat, and there is no lack of misdeeds or excitement. Fun.
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