Monday, September 12, 2011

Review - The Echo Man

The Echo Man (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne, #5)The Echo Man by Richard Montanari

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a gift from my parents after asking some guy at a flee market what a great book would be as a gift for someone who loves crime novels.

The book did not disappoint.

Sometimes it was a little confusing, but nothing too serious and you quickly found your way out again.

The story centres around some horrific killings taking place in Philadelphia where the bodies are found naked, completely shaven and with a strange paper headband around the heads... then some strange little tattoo is discovered on the finger which makes it a little creepier.

It's up to Byrne and Balzano to figure out what’s going on in their city, who is committing these crimes? And for Kevin Byrne is a little more personal, because the clues all point to a crime he handled 20 years ago.

There are also some personal stories attached and that really makes the characters just that little more real.

The story really makes you wonder who is committing these crimes, and why, as the victims are all related to older cold case files.

I love a great crime novel where you have to think and wonder a little on your own. I kept thinking the killer was someone else, but it turned out better than I had hoped.

The book is a bit large, so if this is your first crime novel I'd suggest you read something else first, just to make sure that you really enjoy the genre.

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