Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sins of the Flesh: A Carmine Delmonico Novel by Colleen McCullough

Who would emaciate and emasculate two men and why?  You won't believe it when you find out...

Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It was published November 12th, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

This is a police procedural with a psychological touch.  I found it very suspenseful and full of odd tibits of facts that eventually lead to a solution to two cases: one current and one old.

The dead men are all of a type.  Tall, lean, handsome and white.  They are also all dead of the same mo.  What would inspire such murder?

The other case is disappearing women.  They stay in a let room for six months and then just disappear, never to be seen again.  There are enough of them for the police to be concerned and they feel it's murder, but they can find no bodies.

The killers lead normal lives with no outward sign of madness.  But they have lost touch with reality some time back...

The creepiest character is a pathological killer that is going through treatment.  The doctor has done some "rewiring" on his brain and he's now an aide to her.  He scares most people he meets.  There's a good reason for that.

Add the cops and you have a big pot of eccentric soup with killers mixed in.  You won't guess who the murders are or why until the author explains at the end.  That makes it no easier to take.

Don't start this book unless you have time to read, because you won't want to leave it.

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