A Necessary Act
The students at Lake Mills Community High School knew there was something wrong with Scott – but what David saw firsthand was more than they could ever imagine. He and his best (only) friend Matt were content to keep their suspicions to themselves until a simple trip to the library sets ...more
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I had never heard of Tony Wirt or of his debut novel, A Necessary Act, until I saw a poster at my local Rochester, Minnesota, public library promoting a five-author Minnesota mystery writer panel, so I looked up the three authors I hadn’t read. Lo and behold, Mr. Wirt lives in my very own city! I ...more
It is a quick and an engaging read. You get hooked to the story & there's no keeping the book down.
It left me shocked and appalled and thinking and gave me chills.
It has the feel of a small town where everybody knows everybody and chances of anything bad happening are quite low. But is that really true?
What you'll do if you know someone who has all the traits of being a serial killer?
Would you stop him? or Steer clear of him?
This novel will keep you on your toes at ev
In 1996, students at Lake Mills Community High School knew there was something wrong with Scott. One student, David, witnessed first hand what type of violence Scott is capable of; with the help of his best friend Matt, they set off to prove what they believe to be true. That teenage Scott is destined to be a serial killer. Flash forward, fifteen years; Matt is back to his childhood home just as a teenage girl is found ...more
He’s not normal. He’s a psycho. David knows it; he’s seen it firsthand. He knows something needs to be done. Someone needs to stop Scott. But no one is listening. No one cares.
When Matt returns to his small home town taking up a position at the local newspaper he is thrown right into a potential serial killer case. He remembers all those years ago, his best friend David telling him that horrific story. He knows he’s on to something and won’t stop un ...more
David and Matt witness Scott’s awful behavior. David, in fact, has experienced Scott’s psychopathic tendencies first-hand. Some horrors never leave David’s memories. Some horrors st ...more
What if you’d seen him do something gruesome?
Would you wait until he killed someone? Or would you try to stop him?
Scott is the would-be serial killer that best friends David and Matt have known since high school.
At first, the story is about Scott’s increasingly disturbing behavior, and David and Matt’s ...more
Very well written story with an intricate plot. I loved this book and could not stop reading it. It starts off in a gym with two high school watching a bully. They do not intervene. Then. Later David does and it is astounding.
How far would you go? How far SHOULD you go? These questions are the backdrop of an intense story that doesn't always go the way the reader expects. Thrillers are not my usual read, but I found that this book really kept me glued to the page and kept me up late at night. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to spend a whole weekend reading.
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However, the ending was where I had a huge problem with this book. ( ...more
The essence of evil jumped off the pages of this story. I found it wonderfully creepy and suspenseful. I have a weakness for books about serial killers and this is one of those book that I will always have in my mind. It's a great story and it keeps the reader engaged, so much that you don't want to leave the pages. The story shows a unique perspective of "knowing" that someone could possibly be a serial killer and not doing anything to stop it, but sometimes nothing can sto ...more
It's hard to talk too much about the plot without spoiling it, but I'll say the story had plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning pages the whole way. Once you start, it's a book you'll hav ...more
Although I did find the end fairly predictable the author did throw in one "oh my" at the end that I wasn't expecting.
Unfortunately, this is not a book I will be recommending to others, although it appears that most everyone else disagrees with me.
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Questionable parental movie supervision notwithstanding, seeing something I had written in print was invigorating. So after spending my formative years running around a small town in rural Iowa, I enrolled in the University of Iowa and eventuall ...more