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!