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Degenerates Paperback – September 29, 2009
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In the Barren Ground
Rookie cop Tana Larsson must track a killer—but can she survive the wild and frozen dark? Learn More
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In the Prologue little Tommy Fielding watches his father blow his mother away with a shotgun, and then is forced to watch his father kill himself with the same shotgun. At that point I knew that Tommy was not going to grow up to be a choirboy and that the rest of the pages would be bloody.
Chapter one, twenty years later, Tommy, encouraged by Jeffery who is a huge Great Dane residing in the boy's mind, kills and savagely mutilates two women because Jeffery convinces him that killing makes him stronger, makes him God and eventually he will have the power to bring Mommy back to him. Thus, Ostroff had me by the throat and I could not get away.
Tommy is the key degenerate in the story who is an infamous serial killer terrorizing Philadelphia. Ostroff skilfully leads his characters to the City Cafe where the horrifying culmination takes place. Along the way we meet the other degenerates.
There is Astor, an astoundingly beautiful young woman who escapes a brutal marriage to a young medical student, Darrel, but carries with her grief from the death of their child, which he seems glad to have lost. Ironically, Astor was Tommy's first girlfriend, and she is still in love with him.Read more ›
At first I could not imagine how all these characters would be tied together. But they were and it was a great story. I was on pins and needles until the very end of the book. By that time I was so invested in the characters, I was feeling anxious about what would happen to them.
This book was very well written and well plotted. I recommend it without hesitation to people who enjoy thrillers and watching the police hunt down and find the criminals and stop the crime.
It is also a sweet book about people with damaged lives who can get back on track. In the end, I found it a very good story that was well written and well presented.
I enjoyed it and I recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This guy is a sick sadistic killer but the author gives you a window into how he became the killing machine he is today. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jane Reader