Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Killing Hour by Paul Cleave

If you're of a sensitive nature, don't read this book.  It will give you nightmares.

Edelweiss and Atria allowed me to read this ebook for review (thank you).  The book will be published April 23rd so check with your local bookstore then for a copy.

The idea of a man who wakes up with no memory and is covered with blood intrigued me.  There were lots of things you could do with that beginning, but I never expected to walk the road Mr. Cleave took us down.  We might have left the woods but we were never really out of the dark...

Charlie didn't murder the two women who were dead. He had been in their houses, had a beer with them, and talked to them, but he was saving them.  So how did they end up dead and with evidence that looks like he was the killer?

Throw in Charlie's ex-wife (he has to kidnap for her safety) and a drugged up contract killer and you have a real mess.  Nowhere is safe.  No punishment ugly enough.  And Cyril never dies, he just keeps coming back.

I had to set this down and then pick it up later.  It's not a calm, easy book read.  It's a gut-wrenching story that made me shiver.  Don't read this if violence bothers you; that's a major part of the story.  And don't read it at night unless you don't like sleeping.    

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