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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Homicide detective, Bruno Norcross, is called to investigate the brutal murder of a college call girl. This isn't just any other crime scene. Bruno has seen this scene before, only the last time, the killer got away leaving Bruno feeling as though his career is incomplete. Nobody escapes Bruno's grasp twice and when his nemesis arises again, it’s time to bring him in. A se ...more
Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published March 1st 2017
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Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Kiss Of Death promised all the things you want in a good crime thriller. We have immoral characters. We have gruesome murders. We have questionable actions. We have uncertainties. We have foreshadowing. I could continue on, but what it amounts to is that we have a large majority of the necessities for this genre.

However, despite the promise, I feel as though the story fell short.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad story. It simply wasn’t all it could have been. It’s a great debut, leaving me hope
Whispering Stories
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kiss of Death is a crime/thriller novel. From the very beginning of the preface it draws you in, needing you to read more.

The first few chapters introduce the main three characters, letting you get to know them more. As the book progresses it explains all about a previous unsolved murder case. The killer was dubbed, ‘The Kiss of Death’, due to the nature of the killing. When an identical murder occurs, it’s up to Detective Bruno Norcross, to unravel and solve this case, this time making sure he
Romi || Romi Reads
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
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When I started this book I quite liked the concept and I was curious about how this would unfold. It had a lot of potential to turn into a great crime story! And it did, for a big part - I had some minor points that bugged me enough to end up giving it only 2.5 stars.

The first thing was the grammatical errors and some sentences that were just a mess. It could've used some thorough editing. This editing could also have been useful when it comes to the little details that make some crime stories s
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
This book started out as a good crime story told from the perspectives of the three main characters - stalker Ashley, cop Bruno and the mysterious Brown. The target of Ashley's misplaced affections, Rosie, is found brutally murdered and it falls upon cop Bruno to catch the killer. At times it's difficult to follow which character is doing the narrating and I found the author's writing style unusual. Whilst the plot is good, it's spoiled by poor editing and a huge amount of grammatical errors. It ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kiss of Death by Robert Skuce Review

A brutal murder. A desperate detective. In the middle of a sinister cat and mouse game between a ruthless serial killer and the seasoned detective
desperate to put him away for good, a stalker with an unhealthy view on love may be the only person that can tip the scales in Robert Skuce's
novel, Kiss of Death. This intense thriller explores the dark depths of humanity and showcases that not everyone in this world is good, and those
that we consider our heroes may
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am not the one who normally reads thriller, crime books ... I read them on special occasions just like coffee. it makes me nervous, jumpy. they are enjoyable to me, but they don't leave my mind. kind of get in there and make me over think or ponder it a lot. how some one can get to that point or come up with such an evil story? lots of suspense, a bit of a twist at the end. for me I enjoyed Robert's writing style. well done. I would advise, if this in fact is your style of book / genre ... ple ...more
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
For this type of genre, it’s pretty good. The author knows how to write a decent plot; the suspense, the foreshadowing, the little twist at the end where everything crashes down full circle, even the little end note the reader’s left on is all in all, pretty good. Why pretty good? The characters, despite you getting some sort of idea of who they are, are still sort of static and difficult to reach. If they didn’t have their names up at the top of the chapter you would have a difficult time figur ...more
Jessica Bucci
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
While I wasn’t drawn to the author’s writing style, I did enjoy the plot and structure of the novel, and was not disappointed with the ending. The novel is told through three character perspectives: Bruno, Ashley, and Brown. The tone is conversational and easy to read. I found some errors and distracting phrasing, however, the murder mystery kept my attention and I was able to look past the small hiccups. The plot moves along fairly quickly, keeping the audience guessing about the ending (which ...more
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Homicide detective, Bruno Norcross, is heading up an investigation into the murder of a college call girl. He recognizes the scene like one from 5 years ago where the killer got away.
The story is told in chapters headed up Bruno, Ashly, and Brown, then all the threads
came together in the end. The beginning chapters introducing the characters were a bit slow for me,
but once the background was laid it moved at a good pace.
The suspense started at the beginning of the book and carried throughout
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story is narrated by three characters, Cop Bruno, Killer Brown and Stalker Ashley.

The story starts with Rosie, a college call girl who is brutally murdered and Bruno is set to be the lead cop on the case, but this case looks very similar to a case he had five years ago when the killer got away and now it seems he had done it again.

Stalker Ashley Truelove has been in love with Rosie from afar and had tried to protect her, but she did not love him and when he finds out she is dead he wants to
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Bobbie Stanley
May 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I love a good murder mystery, especially when the mystery is fresh and original. Any story that can keep me guessing to the end is a winner in my book. At first, I thought this was going to be one of those stories. I was drawn in at the start and for the first several chapters, I bounced through ideas, looking for clues and trying to identify the killer. The more I read, though, the more the grammar distracted me. This book could have benefited from a bit more editing for sure. I found it hard t ...more
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Kiss of Death by Robert Skuce

Genre: Thriller/Crime

About the book: Review: Bruno Norcross investigates the murder of a college girl. This situation is not anything he hasn’t seen before, in fact the last tie the killer got away. Bruno now feels like his career is not worthy if he escapes again. Ashley Truelove may be able to help Bruno but the big question is if he actually will.

Review: I like multiple POV stories but some of Ashley’s parts were a bit slow which led me to drop the rating from a
Ashley Tomlinson
I don't like multiple POV's, it worked in this book but I still don't like it. It's a pet peeve of mine in books because I've read so many books that didn't do multiple POV's well. It worked well with the characters in this story and I ended up liking the different perspectives.

I'm a fan of thrillers so I was kind of excited to give this book a try. Crime thrillers aren't usually my thing because they all are kind of the same to me but this one was way different. I've never read one quite like
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Robert Skuce thought that he was too pretty and small for prison so he decided to write about it instead. After dabbling in different genres, he found himself at home as a thriller/crime writer. A man, who was born and raised in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in a small town, he decided to try his hand at creative novel writing. Turned out, he loved it and kept writing to improve his craft and is now th ...more

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