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Spoilt Paperback – July 31, 2010
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I have been a voracious reader for over 25 years and have read some blah books, but this one has taken the cake! To be honest, by the time I was at 50% I was just skimming to find out how it ended. I feel let down and truly hope the author's other works far far outshine this one.
First of all, if that's the way a police investigation is run in her experience then I never want to live where she lives, because the only excuse for such a lukewarm investigation is if the case involves a nonviolent burglar stealing plastic lawn chairs from front porches while no one is home. This author has no idea what kind of a monster she created as her killer, what his escalating behaviors meant or what real police would do when confronting this kind of criminal.
Her killer chooses victims close to his own age, carves nasty messages onto the front of his victim's bodies while they are still alive to feel the pain, leaves their dead bodies face up in grimy public areas where they're easily found, and is comfortable choosing and disposing of victims in an area close to where he lives and works. Those things scream of extended experience, confidence, arrogance, and viciousness, all of which take time to develop. This killer thumbs his nose at the police and public, his attitude is "I'm right under your nose and you have no idea who I am or how to catch me, you're powerless to stop me" and would most likely have sent some communication to the police saying just about that. He would have to have been in operation for a long time to develop his confidence and arrogance; there would be bodies from similar unsolved murders elsewhere, which at a minimum would mean a multi-jurisdictional task force. One such murder is horrifying enough, two establishes a pattern, and there would be a lot of public panic at that point. People would be calling the police, their Governor, Mayor, D.A.Read more ›
Jo really made this book FRUSTRATINGLY addictive. i found myself reading "just one more chapter" before bed, and soon enough i was done!
the characters were described JUST enough for me to complete the picture of them in my head, and it left me hanging to follow their relationship develop...not only were the twists keeping me anxious to keep reading, but i also secretly (or not so secret any more...) had a crush on Lucas Hudson (even when he was acting selfish...)
I had a moment of disappointment when i got to the end of the book, after the last chapter felt like a prelude to the sequel, and i had no sequel to pick up. I want to know what happens next!!!
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