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Combustible Punch by Paul Michael Peters
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it was amazing
Read 2 times. Last read August 31, 2019.

This book is the definition of Don't Judge a Book by the Cover. Looking at it, you have no idea what it's about or how wonderfully written it is. You don't know that you will likely lose sleep to read "just one more chapter".

The author writes about a female serial killer (Harriet) who, coming to terms with the failure of medical treatment and her imminent death, decides she wants a "tell all" book written about her life and the favors she's done for the world ridding it of devious/wicked people.

Rick Philips' tragic past leads to a wasted future which he is living penniless and drunk when his path crosses with Harriet. She shares more than just her dark secrets with him to lure/ blackmail him into writing her biography.

Reading this book is like being with Rick on his journey. We're with him as he learns about her victims. We're with him as he learns the faces she shows and as he tries to draw out the parts she hides. Harriet is smart though and Rick is playing with fire. Is he really about to get a second chance at life as the author of a promising book? Or is he just her next victim unaware of the upcoming horror that awaits?

The author conducted research into serial killers to make the story believable while at the same time, taking creative liberties to make his character stand out. And she does, stand out. Beautifully.

This book was enjoyable from cover to cover. Fast paced throughout.

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Reading Progress

July 22, 2019 – Shelved
July 22, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 14, 2019 – Started Reading
August 18, 2019 –
August 31, 2019 – Started Reading
August 31, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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