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The Prophet by Michael Koryta
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Aug 27, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, review-copy, thriller
Read from August 25 to 29, 2012

I can't help coming out of reading this thinking it was a nice book.

That's a truly strange word to describe a creepy book with an insane killer on the loose.

But for me, the strength of the book was in its portrayal of small town life, and in two interesting characters with the Austin brothers. It's the story of how their lives were affected by the death of their sister many years ago, and a look of the role of football in the development of two generations of young men.

And then there is the murderer on the loose.

It isn't that it's a bad mystery/thriller. If you removed half of the character stuff, you'd still have a decent book left. Nothing spectacular, but a solid entry in the field. I really wouldn't suggest doing that, though.

Just think of this as getting two books in one.

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