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Thief of Souls
Thief of Souls
Author: Ann Benson
ISBN-13: 9780440236290
ISBN-10: 0440236290
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 640
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Two narratives similar in subject and story if not in style make up one exceptionally well-written thriller about child murder and molestation in 15th-century France and 21st-century Los Angeles. The reader will wait in vain for Benson to tie together two feisty and dedicated women separated by six centuries. Although the connection is never made, it's clear that what Lany Dunbar and Guillemette le Drappiere have in common is their dedication to the vulnerable children victimized by two powerful men and their resolve to bring them to account. Guillemette, the widowed assistant to the Bishop of Nantes, is the first to see that the disappearances of dozens of young boys, including her own son, are connected to one man--Gilles de Rais, whom she raised from infancy and who the world knows as the notorious Bluebeard. And Lany, a detective with the Crimes Against Children division of the LAPD, is also the first to realize that the disappearances of several young boys with a disturbing resemblance to one another together are the work of a serial killer.
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Helpful Score: 3
Ms. Benson covers two time frames very well; the 1400's and the present, even switching back and forth every other chapter. She is a very good writer, given the difficulty of the subject matter, which is the abduction of children. I would definitely read more of her books.
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Helpful Score: 2
two crime sprees, centuries and continents apart