- File Size: 1350 KB
- Print Length: 310 pages
- Publisher: Smilowitch & Blackwood Publishing; 1 edition (December 19, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 19, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R58EA5G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The author does a nice job of avoiding excess in his novel, crafting a complex story with violent interactions, varied characters, empathy and revulsion finely balanced. It's not a novel for the squeamish, for those who like their side-characters to survive, or for those who prefer their scenes to go swiftly by. Action is described with careful clarity and gory detail. Animal scenes are a mix of delightful and nightmarish. There's a cat and a dog, and memories of a dog. And there's a storyline that eventually ties warped imagination and sad reality together, making sense of why all the characters might be linked.
David Fingerman's Silent Kill reads like a movie waiting for a director; rough round the edges, but full of gritty detail and detailed plot. It will be interesting to see where the author takes these characters in further tales.
Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book and chose to repay blogger and author generosity by reading and reviewing.
A dark and occasionally violent thriller, SILENT KILL is the story of psychotherapy gone wrong and the consequences that result, years later, from that extraordinarily bad therapy. Dr. William Gillespy, the psychiatrist responsible for all that follows, has finally reached the limits even of his own tolerance for bad outcomes: a patient has killed herself as a result of his work, he's being sued, and he only finds solace deep in a liquor bottle. Unbeknownst to him, a patient from years before, a giant of a man named Elias, seeks to protect Dr. Gillespy from those who seek to recover damages for the girl's death.
As the bodies pile up, Louise Miller, a Minneapolis cop, and her brother Andrew, a rookie county deputy, work to solve the mystery and find the murderer before another person dies. The story also involves a mistreated Rottweiler who has been trained to kill, a Native American cop, Louise's lover and much more. The plot is developed well, with twists that surprised and delighted me, and kept me reading long into the night. Fingerman knows both court and police procedures, so the investigation proceeds without the usual TSTL (too stupid to live) moves that both amateur and professional sleuths sometimes make.
In short, I found the book to be both satisfying and compelling. Now I'm going to have to find Fingerman's next offering, SPYDER, to see what he's got up his sleeve now...
This isn't for fans of cozy mysteries, but I'd recommend this to fans of mysteries who enjoy realistic and sometimes graphic violence.