The Gift of Darkness

The Gift of Darkness

Book - 2014
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In the aftermath of a Seattle lawyer's ritualistic murder, rookie homicide detective Alice Madison and her seasoned partner Detective Sergeant Brown discover unsettling childhood links between the victim, his law partner, and his killer.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2014, ©2013.
ISBN: 9781623658489
1623658489
Characteristics: 483 pages ;,24 cm

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athena14
Mar 14, 2015

Kirkus got it right: "A forgettable effort that could have been better with tighter writing and ruthless editing." Yet another warped genius serial killer. And why snow in Seattle?

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bytheedges
Mar 05, 2015

200 pages into a book is usually not where i want to give up on it, but indeed i did. The main character narrative (the detective) is boring, flat, and uninteresting, I have no idea who she is, and the one small peek into her past is so briefly pursued that it doesn't keep me motivated to push through. The two narratives running parallel to the detective are/is only a tad more interesting, the nameless killer narrative was edging out the main story and even that was pretty dull. Even when there was action, there was no action. This book just sat there and so did the story.
Bad. If i give up on a book you know its bad

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