Mueck has crafted an engaging and well-paced mystery with a lead detective who's under no illusions about himself or what others think of his physical appearance. Humor is threaded throughout the novel, never too much or too little, and always in service of the story. The scenes with his mother—particularly when they're discussing his upcoming blind date—breathe with life and realism. All the characters are three-dimensional and their actions follow clearly established m...more
Ahh, yet more incentive to win more books from Goodreads FirstReads program. A very pleasing book mainly targeted towards older high school students and such. There is some pretty intense cussing, really only in one spot in the plot, and just an occasional S*1+ or F*** here and there. Really nothing to detract from your interest in this book. Definitely not intense romance or other deep emotions except for one scene in the book that was exceptionally uncalled for but happened for a very logical...more
But I hated it.
It has so many errors - "your / you're" and "faired / fared" issues could mean it's just poorly edited but when I see "should of" not "should have"; "inferred" not "implied" and someone's "conscious" rather than their "cons...more
I wanted to like it. I thought the premise was interesting. I had hoped to see some exploration of the role religion plays in the formation of current society (i.e., the rising political influence the church has gained, etc.). There was none of that.
I do enjoy a good mystery. Myth Man wasn't that either. I find the best books are both character driven as well as story driven. I found the characters to be more like character actor...more
I was hoping that I would win this book because I am a sucker for stories involving religious crimes, insanity, etc. I am completely fascinated by the power that religion has for so many people.
I really love Detectiv Dom Presto and hope he will be featured in more books; I greatly enjoyed his passion for eating and I am one of those people that love detailed descriptions of food in my stories. Dom is described as being very heavy and endures...more
Since, his winning this book got me to join, I made this my first review.
My friend won this and loved it, so he gave to me as this is more my genre, he is more a sci-fi guy.
This books starts off quick, no setting the stage or anything like that. Immediately you meet the killer on his way to the first kill, and I liked that it...more
This is a great suspense novel, about a crazed serial killer who is offing religious officials to make some sort of a political statement. The killer is a master of disguise and terrorizes New York City. The book involves corruption, double crossing and the like. A morbidly obese and brilliant Lieutenant named Dominick Presto chases the killer, and there are all sorts of "office politics" with other cops. It wi...more
"In the span of 24 ours, they lost Revered Perkins, markov and siz police officers. The last time more police officers perished in a single event was the September 11, 2001 tragedy."
The author has written an interesting serial killer story . The key character, one of the NYPD finest, lie...more