Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pulse by John Lutz

by:  John Lutz
published by:  Random House Audio
publish date:  July 3, 2012

The killer’s depravity is insatiable. What he does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. A demented ritual, it’s the work of Daniel Danielle—a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster.

Argh...Pulse was my random audiobook pick and it was the 7th book in a series and I didn't know that when I started.  However, that's a testament of a good writer that I didn't know it was part of a series until I got on Goodreads and found out that way.  I found that out halfway through and initially it didn't really matter.  Later on in the book I think some of the previous storylines started bleeding through because I really had no idea what was going on with some of the minor characters. 

The issue with the minor characters was the only thing that detracted from this book.  Otherwise it was a pretty good serial killer type murder mystery.  I liked the killer being a cross dresser.  It added an added dimension to who it might be.  Also, there was a question as to whether or not the killer had been killed in 1986 so was this the original Daniel/Danielle killer or a copycat?  I did have one big beef with this book.  One of the "clues" was email passed between high school kids in 1986.  Hello?  What HS kids were emailing each other in 1986??  Unless I totally misheard that part of the audiobook, but I don't think I did.

Anyway, it was good.  It made me interested in seeing if I can find the beginning of the series and see how well it starts out.


Marce said...

That cover got my attention, to bad it is a series, sigh. I prefer to start at the beginning also.

I am looking up Lutz now though, thanks.

Autumn said...

I think it should be a good series. Definitely let me know what you think of it if you get started.