The body of Bernice Hogan, a troubled young former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave near a forest creek. Jolene Peller, a single mom struggling to bu ...more
De schrijfstijl was heerlijk, met uitzondering van de aanloopjes naar de flashbacks. Het boek las lekker weg en ik had het binnen no time uit.
De spanningsopbouw daarentegen liet te wensen over. De ontknoping van het verhaal kwam laat, maar ik wist al op 50% wie de dader was en hoe de vork in de steel stak. Jammer.
De personages waren zeer, zeer karig uitgewerkt. Jack Gannon had veel meer lagen moeten hebben. Ik houd van een goed uitgewerkt personage en weet dat ik daari ...more
Jack Gannon, a reporter for The Buffalo Sentinel, investigates the brutal murder of one prostitute and the disappearance of another, a woman who had picked herself off the street and cleaned up her life. The investigation points to one suspect—hero cop Karl Styebeck, a man with a secret past brimming with violence. Then there’s the mysterious blue rig that haunts the highways. How is it connected to ...more
Wow. Spare, concise writing, and compelling story-telling. This is reading heaven, isn't it? At least that's how the book starts. Then, somewhere around chapter 40, things turn horribly, horribly bad. As in scary bad. What do I mean? Let me explain.
It begins with Rick Mofina and his Goodreads blurb:
Rick Mofina is a former journalist and an award-winning author of several acclaimed thrillers. His reporting has put him face-to-face with murderers on death row in Montana and Texas. He has covered a...more
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Jack Gannon works as a reporter at the Buffalo Sentinel. He catches wind of the murder of a troubled former nursing student and decides to investigate. But as he does, he gets into more and more murky waters as one of the top suspects ends up being an upstanding police officer.
Rick Mofina doesn't spend an excess of time on details. His writing is pretty cut and dry, minimal details needed ...more
The main character is Jack Gannon, a Buffalo NY report ...more
The story follows Jack Gannon, a reporter fo ...more
Plan your work then work your plan. - Pg. 206, Location 2608
Mira Books, 2009, 396 Pages
Jack Gannon is a first rate reporter at The Buffalo Sentinel. When he hears a call on the newspaper’s scanner for the Medical Examiner and no one at the paper was paying attention he decided to investigate himself even though he wasn’t on the cop-desk duty. The body of Bernice Hogan, a former nursing student with a tragic past, is found in a shallow grave.
Jack is able to obtain an interview with the two women who discove ...more
Jack Gannon is a reporter who had once had bright future. He put his dreams on hold when his parents were killed in a car accident. He missed his opportunity and is still a reporter for a newspaper in Buffalo. He is ...more
Vengeance Road is a gripping crime thriller that had me turning the pages and saying oh, just one more chapter before I put it down. The ch ...more
He is determined to discover the truth behind the murder of a prostitute and former nursing student, Bernice Hogan, who was taking steps toward cleaning up her life, and the disappearance of her f ...more
This is the second book of Rick Mofina's books that I have read and it was just as much a thrill ride as the first. From the moment you pick it up it captures you and does not let up until the very end.
I love the fact that although this story is about a brutally murdered prostitute and the disappearance of another woman it is told with very minor descriptions of the brutality, more ...more