Sunday 28 April 2013

Book Impressions - The Scarlet Tessera by Julian Lorr

This is a pretty good story about the hunt for a serial killer in London who has returned after a 19 year absence. I enjoyed the story, although I would have liked a bit more of the killer's back story. The investigation is well paced, with the required twists and turns along the way.

The writing is good and pulls you through the story. The killer has a few good tricks up his sleeve that keeps things lively. All in all it was a good read.

In the heat of the city summer, London’s Underground system is brought to a halt by a trail of bodies carrying the unmistakeable mutilations of The Circle Line Killer - a notorious serial killer responsible for a chain of murders nineteen years ealier. A killer who was never caught. DCI Claire McMullen, part of the original team that failed to catch the killer first time round, heads up the investigation to bring to justice the man she so narrowly missed last time, teaming up with Detective Inspector Joseph Webber, a respected Metropolitan officer recovering from a deep and traumatic personal loss. The only woman who holds the key to bringing the killer to justice is his last surviving victim – long since released from the Witness Protection scheme that had once shielded her. In the scramble to locate and protect her, the investigating officers are led inexorably toward personal and professional suicide in a dangerous game of cat and mouse born of mirrors, bible codes, deception and horror.

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