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Rapture by Thomas Tessier
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Jun 28, 2011

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RAPTURE, by Thomas Tessier, is quite addictive, although not as inspired or suspenseful as his novel, FINISHING TOUCHES or the novella, FATHER PANIC'S OPERA MACABRE. I expected more out of this tale of an obsessed stalker who puts all his resources into winning over a woman he had a crush on ever since high school, twenty years earlier. As always, Tessier is a wonderful writer that cuts to the quick, never adding fat or fluff to get his point across. He always keeps you on edge and drops subtle hints of foreshadowing. My biggest problem, however, was the way the some of the characters (Georgianne and Bonnie) seemed to have an almost psychic ability - a hunch - to sense the lead character's crime of murder, without any reason or evidence to back it up. The ending seemed a little rushed, but once again, Tessier still manages to spin a tense thriller and I look forward to his new book, WICKED THINGS, his first published novel in ten years.
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