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PIECES: A Novel Paperback – November 23, 2009
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The process of how that came to be was entertaining. It starts when she finally opens up to her roommate, Bernadette Scott, who is pretty much the opposite of Angie. It turns out they complement each other and become best friends. This was actually very interesting for me to read, but I felt sad when Bernadette died. It's hard for me to get attached to a character and watch them die. But this leads Angie on her quest to remember who the killer was, because she saw him murder her friend--it's just that the image is blurry in her mind.
What I liked most about this book was the evolution of Angie. It was an interesting journey she took as she sunk into the mind of a serial killer bent on revenge. The process was slow and the more "pieces" of the puzzle she got, the deeper she sank into the dark part of her mind. Parts of it had me on the edge of my seat, so that is always a plus. And I didn't expect the ending. I'd say this book takes a look at the good and bad that all of us possess. It was very well done. Oh, and the writing was excellent. This was flawlessly edited.
For a first book, Dudek's Pieces is wonderfully crafted, deviously designed, and painfully sinister as it thrusts you into the tormented mind of a normal person turned killer trying to compensate with the loss of a loved one. My only complaint with this book is that it was too short, as I could have easily delved into another 32 chapters of Angelique's journey of vengeance and redemption.
5 stars to Julia Dudek's novel. An excellent read!
-Michael Mullen, Massachusetts
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this book started out very well. It could have been a great thriller. It became something so far fetched and unbelieviable my disappointment was the only thing palpable! Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by anniemac
Julia explodes onto the scene as an author of suspense leaving you rooting for a murderer while superb detail brings the people to life. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by russ
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From the description of the book and the prologue, I thought this book was going to begin after Angelique (Angie) McCourt's best friend died and she went on a mission to discover... Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Ruth
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