Eye Of The Beholder
A Heart-Pounding Thriller about Dark Secrets and the Horrific Lengths That Desparate People Will Go to Keep Them
Attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who emulated the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls, including the daughter of billionaires Harland and Natalia Bently. Now fifteen...more
Sometimes being a voracious reader of crime fiction can make it really hard to give a new book a fair chance. If you spend a lot of time on the dark streets or in a locked room, you've come to know (and often, detest) some of the clichés of the genre. You're aware of the trends, and which themes and approaches are overdone. It's actually rather sad to pick up a book like Eye of ...more
This one threw me though. The Jason Kolarich books, I read in this order: 3 1 2 4. Chronological appears to be 2 1 3 4. Fortunately he does a good job of jumping around in time throughout the books that it didn't affect my experience of the character backstories development.
Here's where it changed for this Book. Two characters from the series are the lead and and equivocally prominent chara ...more
1.he tried too hard to push a theme by adding unnecessary background stories for minor characters which paralleled the main story.
2.the wealthy person involved made a very bizarre and complicated plan to avoid consequences when I think they would be more likely to feel the rules don't apply to them and throw lawyers and money at the problem.
3. it was boring in part because the author kept switching to the viewpoint of many different characters and i ...more
The bodies of six women, two of them students and the other four prostitutes, are discovered in the basement of a college auditorium in the hiatus between the end of the regular school term and the start of the summer term. One of the dead students had previously been stalked by the school's maintenance man, Terry Burgos, and had a restraining order against ...more
Since then, Riley has struck out on his own with a very prosperous law firm. Power and money are at his disposal. Everything good in his life can be traced back to the Burgos trial.
It's now 2005, and the killings have started again. This time, the killer is following the second verse of the ...more
But around page 200, the book was good again. The whole story started to developed. It was such a pageturner after t ...more
»Ich bin nicht der Einzige.«
Dieser Satz ist der letzte, den Paul Burgos von sich gibt, danach wird er hingerichtet. Überführt wurde er des Mordes an sechs jungen Frauen, die man grausam zugerichtet in einer Schulaula fand. Man nannte es das Mansbury-Massaker. Für den jungen Anwalt Paul Riley bedeutete der Fall den großen Durchbruch. Doch acht Jahre nach den Vorkommnissen wird die Polizei mit einer neuen Mordserie konfrontiert, und Riley muss erkennen, dass die ...more
Enjoyed this story with its many blind alleys.
I do appreciate the fact that he put the offensive (to me) items in the beginning of the book so that those of us who do not want to read that sort of thing can put it down before getting involved in the story.
I wish the ...more