Darkhouse (Joe Lucchesi #1)
EVERYTHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. Escaping New York for the beautiful Irish Isle seemed the best way to escape the past for NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi and his family. But following the death of a girl in the local village, Joe soon finds out that the killer is closer to his past than he would care to remember.
From a broken childhood comes an unbreakable and deadly bond.
Barclay, Alex – 1st book
HarperCollins, 2003- UK Hardcover
NY Detective Joe Lucchesi is on leave with his wife, Anna, and son, Shaun, in Ireland. When Shaun's girlfriend goes missing, Joe decides to find out what happened.
*** I made it to page 136, but only because I was waiting for my car to be serviced and had finished my other book. It's unfortunate because the basic plot was interesting. But the story rambled on with a lot of characters but no real charact...more
This book not only gets the reader thoroughly involved in the family at risk, but also takes us into the childhood of the murderer and what turned him into a psycopath. Very well done.
After a tragedy happens at work, a detective takes a break from NYPD and takes his family to a quiet place in Ireland. There will NYPD detective Joe Lucchesi spend a year with his family before he goes back to work. He's gonna stay there, spend time with the family and just do ordinary things. He needs a place to calm down after a brutal event.
But the quiet and isolated place in Ireland for the Lucchesi family turns soon to a nightmare. Joe's son, Shaun is 16 and...more
This is a great debut novel. Whilst I agree with other reviewers that it sticks broadly to a formula, it is definitely a gripping crime thriller. I just could not put it down, and found myself reading until two in the morning having originally intended to read just to the end of the next chapter.
A New York detective opts for a "quiet life" in Ireland, which will allow his beautiful French wife to follow her own career interests. Her task is to transform a lighthouse for a...more
Tough one to grade. There are a lot of storylines and the first third of the book is spent setting them up and the story as a whole got...more
I only read a couple mystery-suspense types book a year, and I really enjoyed this one. Not sure how fair I can be given our acquaintance.
The beginning of this book was a bit tough to get into, many characters and some jumping around, which is simply how this writer writes, but WORTH sticking to it. I could not put this book down!
rustig is en wat niet. Maar ik vond dit alles behalve.
Ik vond het boeiend hoe je doormiddel van flash backs het verleden
van Duke en zijn vriend Ritchie beetje bij beetje begon te begrijpen.
Hoe ze van normale jongens in gestoorde psychopaten
veranderden. Arme lieve meisjes.
Ik zou nooit in hun stomme truckjes getrapt hebben!
Neenee! Bij mij zou het gene waar geweest zijn!
Complex Chinese rights to Alex Barclay's DARKHOUSE and sequel THE CALLER, to Sharp Point Press, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, at auction, by Gray Tan at Jia-Xi Books, on behalf of Darley Anderson.
This was excellent! I really enjoyed it, and now I can't wait for more of her writing.
different about this from the usual formula mystery. The people
are complex, even the good ones are a little bad or stupid sometimes, just like real life. Also, it is not all wrapped up neatly at the
end, also real.
You do have to keep up with it as it keeps flicking back and fore from the present to the past. But it builds the story wonderfully!!
Weder fand ich es besonders spannend noch fesselnd oder einfallsreich.
Die Story wirkt konstruiert und gewollt aber nicht gekonnt - schade denn aus dem Stoff des Buches hätte man mehr machen können
Worth a Read.