Book Reviews of In for the Kill (Frank Quinn, Bk 2)

In for the Kill (Frank Quinn, Bk 2)
In for the Kill - Frank Quinn, Bk 2
Author: John Lutz
ISBN-13: 9780786018437
ISBN-10: 0786018437
Publication Date: 11/1/2007
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed In for the Kill (Frank Quinn, Bk 2) on + 218 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I barely made it through this book and obviously it took me a long time. The books description is pretty much precise so I don't want to add too much to it.
I sort of quit counting how many women were killed in this book because after a while the killers MO got literally boring and a repetition of the one before. Also the brief introduction of the victims, how they were killed etc. was the same over and over again. Why the killer addressed Quinn in the first place isn't exactly explained.
Overall the characters were quite shallow. We have Quinn and his ex-girlfriend working the case. While Quinn still has feelings for her she's engaged in a relationship with one obvious suspect that briefly dated one of the victims. The whole thing gets really unprofessional and hardly to imagine that someone from the field stumbles into something like this.

Whatever it is, I didn't like the book at all.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was the first John Lutz book I have read. It reminded me a lot of Sandford's Prey series - light on character development, but does have some suspenseful action sequences. In the end, I was unsatisfied because the protagonist didn't seem all that interesting to me. Perhaps in earlier books the reader is allowed to get to know him better - I believe this was one in a series. There was also a subplot during the final scenes that was not really tied up by the time the book ended.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is NOT just another "serial killer/detective" story. The characters are so well developed that you will feel as though you know them. The conversations are witty and succint. Meanwhile, the plot is intelligent and moves quickly to a twisted ending. You'll become so attached to this book that you will have to take it with you everywhere in order to read in any spare minute you have.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting story. Well written. Though all the cop conversations can get a bit boring. There were a couple of surprises in the story line. Hard to put down.
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Good suspense/thriller--easy to get acquainted with the characters. Gets a little long and boring in some places with too much descriptions, etc. but a good edge of the seat action thriller.
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A good serial-killer thriller in the Frank Quinn series. This is the second in the series and the second I have read. A really fast-paced engrossing thriller even though it was quite long at 477 pages. The book is about a very nasty killer of young women who drowns his victims, then dissects them and cleans all the body parts in a bathtub, leaving the parts neatly stacked for the police. Frank Quinn is called out of retirement to try to catch the killer along with Pearl and Fedderman who assisted on the previous case as related in Darker Than Night. After several of the killings, it is noted that the killer is spelling out QUINN using his victims' last names. Can Quinn and his team stop the killings before he strikes again? And will Quinn's daughter become a victim of the killer? The novel also delves into the mind of the killer and how what happened to him as a child affected him for life. Overall, a good page-turner with a sicko villain!