In this stunning new novel he once again widens the boundaries of his fiction, linking seemingly unrelated lives: a hapless family man whose world is blasted apart by apparently random events, police detectives in several cities investigating cold-blooded mul...more
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This is a great example of Dibdin's "other" writing. His Aurelio Zen mysteries are iconic, and very Italian. Dark Specter is set in the USofA.
Sensitive folks might want to leave this one alone.
Michael Dibdin – stand alone
Random and motiveless murders are taking place all over America with victims of every age and background. From a baby to a wheelchair bound 67 year old, all have been bound, gagged and shot in the head. What has a religious sect operating from an island in the Pacific North-West and dedicated to the scriptural study of the poetry of William Blake, to do with the killings?
For a writer who is so successful, this was so bad I couldn’t get through it.
I got this book for free and so I guess it was worth a read, plus the first half was so promising that at least I had some moments of joyful hope.
Bad news - I now have to read everything else that Michael Dibdin has written.
The only negative comment I have is that I really didn't like the ending, not one bit.
I was feeling a bit low when I was reading it originally, but now I'm less down I've been able to get back to it, and it turned out to be quite good really.