interesting quick but stimulating book in paperback version.
Steve Hamilton is an excellent mystery writer. Just when I had the mystery solved, a twist would make me wrong. This is a stand alone. Other books are Alex McKnight series.
I am not reposting this book because our library needs it.
Probation officer Joe Trumball takes his first steps back into life after the murder of his fiancÃ©e Laurel, two years ago. He finds himself liking his blind date until his friend, police officer Howie, tells him she's killed. Knowing he's the last man that saw her alive, he does everything possible to help in the investigations. After a second and third woman, connected to him, are killed, police investigations take a turn at him as a possible suspect.
The murdered women are connected in more then one way to him: They did not only see him recently, they are strangled with things of his possesion.
The heat is on, Joe needs to find the murderer that killed three women and probably his dead fiancÃ©e as well.
An easy, short read without lots to think about, written in first person. All in all I am not very impressed and it didn't take long until I figured out who the killer is. While Joe goes into his old cases and tells us what these kids did and what they were, it just felt like the author needed to fill some more pages. In the end this is still a pretty thin Hardback.
First book by this author. Oh my goodness, loved it! I will definitely be looking for more from Mr. Hamilton!
Steve Hamilton keeps getting better and better, this is an amazing stand-alone novel. He takes a break from his Alex McKnight series and blows this one out of the park. Great plot, great twists, and very suspenseful. I would definitely recommend this book.
Just recently stumbled onto this author and I am so glad that I did! This is now the 3rd book of his I have read and so far I think this one is his very best! Very exciting, edge of your seat reading!!! Curl up on the couch with this one...I think you will enjoy it.
Engaging book, a "hard luck" story that kept you coming back to read more.
While I really liked it, it blended in with so many others of this genre it's hard to distinguish it. Defiantly worth reading and it was enjoyable, but it's not going to be a book that sticks with you.
It's worth more than three stars, but not enough to round it up to four