Thomas Perry, author of the Edgar Award?winning The Butcher's Boy, the five-volume Jane Whitefield series, and other best-selling novels, has taken typical elements of an ordinary crime thriller and given them an unusual, erotic twist. The New York Times compares Nightlife's psychological impact to that of The Silence of the Lambs and Mystic River: we're not dealing with a stock killer but a rather ordinary young woman turned bad. Critics agree that Perry successfully delves deep inside the fema...more
Charlene Buckner grew up poor, getting dragged to beauty pageants by her flaky mom. She goes on to use the acting skills to attract men. When she is eventual ...more
Nightlife is a complex crime hunt with numerous pl ...more
Also Catherine's love interest seems like a cookie-cutter caricature of a Robert Mitchum film noir character, which was annoying. Calvin Dunn, the character with the best build-up to ...more
This is probably the weakest of his work that I've read to date, not much more than a paint-by-numbers serial killer procedural that could have been ...more
It's dam scary, psychologically spooks the hell out anyone who reads it as it really could happen.
What happened to the kid warped her perception of reality. Pretty as a picture, manipulator, quick learner come killer, serial killer, transformer and more!
Get, read it and try to get a few hours sleep in there!
Strong and *believable* female characters. Charlene/Tanya/Nancy/Judith is a sociopath, but you grow to understand why she's wired that way. Detective Sergeant Catherine Hobbes is good at her job, but still finds her instincts second-guessed by her co-workers, superiors, and Joe Pitt, the private investigator hired to look into a murder Hobbes is working on, and to whom Hobbes is growin ...more
Catherine Hobbes is a detective looking for a pretty blonde who is linked to the murder of a Portland businessman. As Catherine follows the clues she realizes that t ...more
There was creepy stuff about identity theft, and I really wanted to read this after Terry basically ignored me for a day and a half while he read this one. As it turns out, he went to high school w/Perry's brother or something like that, which is neither here nor there...
In any case, I like the relationship between Catherine and Joe, although at the end I was ...more
Other, earlier Perry works are remembered fondly and recommended...The Butcher's Boy, Metzgers Dog, Sleeping Dogs to name a few.