- Series: A Christian Rinaldi Thriller
- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: Derek Dorr (June 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692236562
- ISBN-13: 978-0692236567
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cleansing Evil (A Christian Rinaldi Thriller) (Volume 1) Paperback – June 27, 2014
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Top Customer Reviews
You will thoroughly enjoy the writing style. The book flows well, and the wording paints such a clear picture of what is happening that you can *feel* it. Emotionally, physically - it truly is the best book experience I've had. The characters are amazing. You will not *believe* the craziness that goes on in these pages. Just try to guess what will happen next. Keyword: Try.
Put this on your summer reading list immediately...and you may as well put Book 2 on your list for the Fall. You will probably need to set up 1-click just for the books in this series. I did.
(Looking forward to reading others' reviews...)
We meet Dr. Rinaldi on a train headed from Maine into Boston. Derek Dorr is slowly developing this fascinating character, and then he slaps you across the face with some incredible information. Dr. Rinaldi was a great character. It amazes me how an author can make a character, who by all of our society’s standards, is truly evil, into a likable character.
The story itself is a good one, it is the type of story that makes you ask questions: What is right? What is wrong? Is it acceptable to take another’s life? For the first part of the book it felt like there were two stories going on. The author brought it all together, uniting both of these stories.
Cleansing Evil is an excellent introduction to what should be a fantastic series. It has all of the elements that I look for in a book, such as a flawed hero, horrific crimes, blurred lines between good and evil, and less than human villains.
I am already looking forward to more adventures with Christian and Mick.
Likes-Intrigued by the main characters. Both Mick and Christian are well-developed and complex characters. There is a great deal of room to grow these two in stories to come. The instant friendship felt genuine, not forced. Having Mick as ex military made it believable that this new situation he finds himself in would not freak him out- too much anyway.
The scenario of secret assassins and “cleansers” is well- written. Who doesn’t love a conspiracy theory?
Now the big meh-I figured out the mystery at about 45%. As in not surprised and then annoyed for the rest of the book. What the killers make fun of is the same tool used to catch them. Christian is supposed to be a savant at reading crime scenes yet he is so blind to all that is happening right under his nose- especially given his own history? Nope, didn’t buy it. Found myself skimming large portions looking for redeeming bits.
As I said I am torn, I think there is quite a bit of growth that is possible with these characters and the story line. This is an interesting start to a new thriller series, here’s hoping the author trusts his stories and readers and stays away from the predictable.
There were times when I found myself looking around to see if the TV was on…am I really watching a movie or reading a book! It was that “real” and believable.
The characters are very “deep”. They have their faults, but you still like them. You want to know more and understand more about why they do what they do. These are everyday people that you would see every day. It makes you wonder if you really do know any people like this in real life? hmmmmmm
The story flows well and moves at a very good pace. You will definitely not get bored. You will find this to be a fast read because you won’t want to put it down. Go check it out!!! See what all the talk is about.
The only reason this book did not get a 5 stars was because I didn't cry. I'm a sap....what can I say. I want all emotions in my reads. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Captivating. Easy read. Well done with some errors for critiquing. I would read the next one.Published 11 months ago by Samantha Murdoch
It is hard to believe that this is Derek Dorr's first published mystery. I read it in two days and was sorry when it ended but the ending gives me hope for more Christian Rinaldi... Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. McDevitt
Exciting book. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for next book.!!!!Published 23 months ago by Glenda Witch
A fantastic new book by a great new writer. Very intense, but couldn't put it down. I loved every word and can't wait to read more.Published 24 months ago by Emily C
Loved it! Interesting characters that pull you into the twisted lives of regulators, those who cleanse themselves, and "cleanse" this world of evil. Excellent book!Published 24 months ago by Misse
This by far is one of the best books I have ever read. I was disappointed to have it end and every time I had to put it down, all I could think about was when I would have the... Read morePublished 24 months ago by rachel carleton
Loved the subtle hints throughout the book that got me to the big reveal! It kept me guessing and wondering what will happen next and I wondered if am I right or wrong? Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jackie