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Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
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Apr 01, 12

bookshelves: reviewed-at-indieebooks, thriller
Read from March 22 to 31, 2012

Forgive Me, Alex switches between several perspectives, mainly Tony Hooper and Mitchell Norton during the original killing spree of 1978 and ‘now’ (1995), which could be potentially confusing, but is highlighted nicely by the chapter titles and change in the tone of the POV. I also found that the insight we have from 1995 adds to the suspense - we know some details, revealed sparingly along the way, and this results in a tale that (in parts) puts me in mind of watching an impending car crash.

So why should you read this? Firstly, if you’re a fan of Dexter I think you might find something you like… This novel comprises a unique mix of the insane ramblings of a madman as he edges towards the serial killer he will become; the suspense of not knowing who is going to die and how painfully; several twists that you can try to predict but will often come up short; and a lead in Tony Hooper who will not idly sit by and let this murderer kill again. Tell me, how many other books could give you that?

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Lane Diamond Thank you for taking the time to post a thoughtful, comprehensive review.

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