Title: Cold Killing
Author: Luke Delaney
Source: from publisher for review
Review Summary: The fascinating premise and great reviews this debut novel already has are what drew me to it, but despite (or because of) the superb writing, I couldn’t make it past some of the more graphic scenes.
The bad guy in cold killing must be a true psychopath. He hunts his victims cleverly and with an unfortunate knowledge of forensics. He selects unrelated victims, kills them in different ways, and leaves no trace of himself behind. It will take someone like D.I. Sean Corrigan, with a dark past and a resulting affinity for the dark side of human nature to even identify the existence of such a killer. Then he’ll still need to find him…
Today is a dark day on Doing Dewey, as I bring to you my first DNF. I feel even worse about it because from the first few chapters, I could tell this was going to be an extremely well written and suspenseful novel. We begin by seeing things from the killers perspective as he sits through an ordinary family scene – and I was hooked. The author did a creepily good job portraying the mind of a killer and I couldn’t wait to see what happened. And then in chapter three we return to the killer’s view point and see what it happened…
It was too much for me. The killer enjoying what he did and the matter-of-fact descriptions of the violence. I hated to stop reading what looked to be such a good book, but I just couldn’t do it. Fortunately for you, that means this amazingly well written crime novel needs a new home. Someone who will love it the way it deserves to be loved. So if you have a hardier constitution than I and like a good crime novel, just head on over to the rafflecopter for your chance to win:
PS – The giveaway is US only because I’m responsible for mailing the book. Apologies to any international readers!
8 responses to “Cold Killing Giveaway”
So sorry that you didn’t enjoy this title. But, as we know, not every book is for everyone. Even though is was a DNF, great post!! Thank you for your insight.
I’m glad the post was still useful! Part of the reason I don’t usually abandon a book is because I hate to review a book without finishing it, However, I thought I read enough that I could honestly say I think someone is going to really love this book and it’s nice to be able to give a debut author a boost 🙂
I love a good suspense/mystery! Thank you!
Great! This seems like a good one, even though it wasn’t my thing 🙂
this would be new for me! I hope I enjoy it I think I can do it, I have read worst
I know a lot of reviewers on goodreads didn’t even mention that it was a violent book, so I suspect it would be ok for most people 🙂
Sounds like it might be a bit too much for me too.
Obviously it was too much for me, but I noticed most other people didn’t complain about it in reviews on goodreads. That surprised me, but it does suggest that most people have a higher tolerance for violence than I do, so it might be ok. Hard to say 🙂