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Roadkill by John Rasor
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Jul 02, 12

Read from June 25 to July 02, 2012

When Rodney Garrison’s wife and unborn child die in a road accident caused by a driver distracted by her cell phone, he becomes unhinged and begins targeting other drivers who are using their phones, ramming them off the road with his vehicle.

The transformation of Rodney Garrison from distraught husband to crazed serial killer is well done and believable. Rather than a typical ‘FBI/Police profile and track serial killer’ storyline, the author involves four process servers (guys who deliver legal papers for attorneys) in the hunt. The back-stories and banter surrounding these friends adds depth to the novel. Additionally, the police team responsible for the case is made up of believable and interesting characters, and, for once, they aren’t portrayed as dumb cops.

Well drawn characters make for a good story, and Roadkill has them in spades.

The writing is crisp and the editing thorough. Except for one chapter near the middle of the book where the author’s opinions on race and prejudice leak through in the guise of an over-long dialogue between two of the friends, Roadkill is a fast-paced read that kept me engaged throughout.

Disclaimer: This review was originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. I may have received a free review copy.

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