Monday, April 28, 2014

{Review Day} Silent Kills

It's Review Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Silent Kills
Author: C.E. Lawrence
My Rating: 3 stars

Book Blurb:

Everyone Has What He Wants

The killer picks her up in a Manhattan night club. Another trendy victim of the latest downtown scene. Young. Fresh. Healthy. Perfect. The police find her body in a Bronx park. Pale as a ghost. Peaceful in death. Her life has been drained away. Slowly. Methodically. Brilliantly. . .

No One Survives What He Takes

NYPD profiler Lee Campbell has seen the gruesome handiwork of the most deranged criminal minds. But this is something new. Something unbelievably twisted. A blood-obsessed lunatic who chooses his victims with deadly, loving care--and forces Campbell to confront the demons in his own life. No matter who wins this game, there will be blood...

My Review:
Oh. My. Gosh.  This book was creepy!  I picked up this book about two years ago and it's been hiding in my Kindle ever since.  Sad right?  After cleaning up my TBR list, I decided to read this one.  It caught my attention because of the theme - Steampunk, thriller, mystery and murder.  What else would I want right? Heh.

This novel was chocked full of stories - character backstories, murders for the main plot, side stories, extra character stories, plot development... it was intense to keep up with.  I found at times it was too much even.  I really liked the story as a whole, even found myself dreaming about it at night.  It's been a week since I finished the book and yet I'm still thinking about it.  I've even read more books since then!  I can't seem to figure out if I liked it so much it stuck in my brain, or if I'm still confused about the ending.

The entire book was very dramatic, huge lead up to the end.  Then it did just that, ended.  Died like so many characters I enjoyed reading about.  Every time I "got to know" a character, sure enough.. they died.  I was able to guess deaths after a while and made plot connections pretty quickly.  Because this book was easy to piece together, I do wish it was a little shorter.  There were many chapters I felt could have been shortened - too much back or side stories, not enough main story.  I wanted more about little Davey and his terrible life, less about Lee and his weird life.  More about some of the other big player characters too.

Overall, this is a great read.  Even better that it has Steampunk thrown in!  Give it a shot, I liked it!  Pick up a copy on Amazon.

Happy Review Day!

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