Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Killing Lessons by Saul Black

by:  Saul Black
published by:  St. Martin's Press
publish date:  September 22, 2015

When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done.

For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims--women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them--has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens.

This was probably my favorite book of 2015.  Saul Black is the pseudonym for Glen Duncan the author of the werewolf books.  I'm glad he used another name for this book because I probably wouldn't have picked it up otherwise.

This book was dark and twisty and totally creepy in all the right ways.  It alternates between a multiple viewpoints.  Valerie Hart, the killer, and a victim that got away all tell their story.  I really liked how all their stories weave and intertwine together.  It kept me interested in the story all the way through.  The fate of Rowena's daughter was the one that had me most captivated, the worry over whether or not she was going to be rescued was so frustrating.

I definitely recommend this book for all the murder mystery lovers!!

1 comment:

Alyn said...

I'm not much of a mystery person, but I like the sound of this book. Thanks for sharing!