Book Reviews of A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty
A Terrible Beauty
Author: Graham Masterton
ISBN-13: 9780739434444
ISBN-10: 0739434446
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 369
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Absolutely loved this book. The main character was well developed and multi-faceted. The story line was excellent.

Katie is a detective in an Irish police force. She is in fact the first woman detective and therefore in the spotlight and working hard to prove her worth. She is married to a man who has lost his way and dabbles in the not so legal side of things. On top of this she is dealing with the grief of having lost her only child. Her character is well developed and she is very likeable.

When she gets a call to investigate the discovery of 11 sets of human remains buried on a farm she begins on a journey that has many twists and turns along the way. It is discovered that the bones are over 80 years old, and therefore not of immediate consequence, but when a young girls remains are found in the same condition as the unearthed skeletons, Katie tackles the case with determination. This storyline is fantastic! I totally enjoyed this book and the ending was as good as the journey!!
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I can honestly say that this was one of the BEST novels that I have ever read!!!! It was a great suspense thriller without being overly graphic. I loved the fact that it took place in Ireland and had a female detective solving the case. It was very well written & I would highly suggest it to anyone looking for a really good book. The author, Graham Masterton, is quite famous for his horror books. This is the only one of his that I have read however.
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Scary Book!!!
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This is the first book I have ever read by Graham Masterson and it will definitely NOT be the last! This book has a villan so evil, whose crimes are so creepy, it gave me the chills.
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This book is not for the faint of heart. From the blurb: "On a farm in southern Ireland, the dismembered bones of eleven women are found in a common grave, buried eight decades ago. Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire is used to bloodshed, but this ivory litter of human remains is unimaginable butchery...As an eighty-year-old mystery unfolds, so does a modern-day ritual that's marked Katie Maguire as its next victim."
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A well told tale with a twist you won't see coming.