Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Book Review I am Death by Chris Carter
Title: I Am Death
Author: Chris Carter
Stars: 3.5 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: Sent to me for Review
Where I Obtained the Book: From the publisher
I am of two minds with this book. On the one hand it is the exact
type of crime fiction I hate. The hero is a super genius prodigy who is
smarter than everyone else, but yet supposedly down to earth at the same
time. The antagonist is of course a serial killer who is the total
sociopath who wants to both kill, and demonstrate he is smarter than the
police by taunting them with letters and various clues. I much prefer my
crime to be more realistic than this exploitive over the top criminals that
a lot of North American crime fiction tends to favor. If you keep ramping
up your crimes to higher and higher levels of absurdity what is the end
game? Ultimately you will have nowhere to go and you are essentially
writing a cartoon.
But here is the thing, after all that this book is extremely well written.
The author can tell a story with great pacing and it just pulls you the
reader right through the pages. So while it was the exact opposite of what
I like, it was so well done that I had no problem devouring it. My only
problem with it on this level was the ending, it felt like a modern update
of the butler did it cliché.
This book is very readable, and if you are not bothered by the extreme
killer theme, then this just might be the perfect book. Even with all my
personal drawbacks, I would have no problem reading this author again.
Also it should be pointed out that this is book 7 in a series and I had no
problem just jumping in with this book. So you can read this one first and
go through the backlist at your leisure if you want.
Thank you TStevens for the Review
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books
In Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author Chris Carter’s
electrifying follow-up to his “chilling” (Daily Mail) thriller An Evil
Mind, the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit lead detective, Robert Hunter,
races to stop a serial killer whose past secrets rival those of Hunter’s
Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is
found on a grassy area by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has
been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a
five-point human star.
The autopsy reveals that she has been tortured and murdered in a bizarre
way but the surprises don’t end there. The killer likes to play, and he
left something behind for the cops to find. Detective Robert Hunter is
assigned to the case but almost immediately a second body turns up.
Detective Hunter quickly realizes that he is chasing a monster—a predator
whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst
for murder can never be quenched—for he is DEATH.
Fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with suspense, I Am Death is perfect
for fans of Jeffery Deaver, Thomas Harris, and Chelsea Cain.
About The Author:
I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood
and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA
where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour.
During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from
flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.
I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los
Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans,
bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well
known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was
fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured
the world several times as a professional musician.
A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.
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