Book Reviews of River

Author: Roderick Thorp
ISBN-13: 9780804115353
ISBN-10: 0804115354
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This work of fiction reads eerily like a TRUE CRIME case study!
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Novelization of the Green River killings.
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Thorp's (Rainbow Drive, Ivy Bks., 1992) latest thriller is based on a series of unsolved killings during the 1980s in the Pacific Northwest's Green River area. Seattle detective Phil Boudreau, a tough, smart, steetwise vice cop, becomes obsessed with solving a series of grisly murders, the majority of which involve young female prostitutes and runaways. Written in terse but graphic prose, the novel provides in-depth views of a sociopathic mind and homoerotic relationships. Along the way, readers witness the character growth of Boudreau and his relationships with fellow police officers, including a developing love interest. This novel is not for the faint of heart, yet once readers become accustomed to the graphic prose, they may not be able to put River aside.
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You will be looking over your shoulder for days to come after reading this book. This is the story of the Green River killings. Suspected of killing at least 50 young women in the Seattle-Portland area, this killer was never convicted. This work of fiction reads like the real thing. The author takes us to the most horrifying serial murder case ever and brings us to his shocking conclusion of how this case went down. Plan on being up all night because you won't put this one away until it is finished. There is sex and violence here, so be forewarned. This is true crime and fiction rolled in to one chilling mystery and I was never sure how this case was going to be resolved until the very end.