Friday, June 24, 2011

Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave

Imagine a madman kidnapping a serial killer.  There, you have the main plot of this book.


Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, sent me a copy of the egalley of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published in July, so you'll be able to pick up a copy shortly.


This story is full of perverted characters.  No one is what I consider normal.  At times the story gets so intense you want to set the book down and take a breather, but you also want to know what's going to happen next, so you don't.


The collector is the madman.  He's looking for a friend, a co-conspirator, and he has been following the professor.  He also knows some of the professor's secrets.


The professor himself is a sick man.  He kidnaps, rapes and eventually kills young women he desires.  He's only let one escape and she harmed him in return.  Now she seems to have become a killer herself.


The man trying to find the latest kidnap victim before it's too late used to be a cop, but lost his job.  He's a murderer, too.  He killed the man who killed his daughter and put his wife in a nursing home she may never leave.


This is a book of horrors, but it is all possible.  Don't read it if you don't like violence or have a soft heart.  But if you like reading books that will twist your mind, this is just the book for you.


Happy reading!

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