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American Devil [Kindle Edition]

Oliver Stark
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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'An exceptional new talent' (Daily Mail)

Book Description

A fast-paced debut serial killer thriller from Oliver Stark - the first in a new series featuring ongoing series characters from the NYPD, Detective Tom Harper and psychiatrist and profiler Denise Levene


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (2 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049MPKH8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,822 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An brilliant debut novel! 11 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A truly exciting and original first novel by Oliver Stark. The writing is taut and the story telling top notch!Quite often crime stories can suffer from over complicated plots and unnecessary action...this is never the case here and there are some great red herrings to keep the reader guessing and at the edge of his seat:) I thoroughly recommend and look forward to the second in the series...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying and Stylish 19 Nov 2011
By I. Bullen VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I enjoyed this, it's well-plotted with enough going on in the periphery to keep you wondering about the eventual conclusion. You could argue that it's just another routine serial-killer hunt and admittedly, there are a lot of this kind of book about. However, the writing is of a high quality with the key characters well drawn and engaging for the most part. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre, of which it's a very solid example.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible where has this guy been hiding. 1 Aug 2011
By D. Newstead VINE VOICE
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Wow this guy really rocks with really tense set pieces amazing character depth and really gruesome murders absolutely nothing short of amazing!!
From an opening chapter of a really indepth murder followed by an unbalanced policeman being taken back onto the investigation a bad guy that would give old Alex Cross a run for his money it is just a perfect read. Cant wait for the next book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for a rainy day! 6 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
With luggage packed and record numbers predicted for travel that day, I headed to gatwick early. Tucked away in my hand luggage was American Devil... a gift from a great friend who loves her books. Sitting in the waiting area with 2 hours to burn, I started to read... "Last call for flight BA..."...Oh my god... I had to run! Where had the time gone. I had been in another world completely... absorbed from page 1! The next hours passed as quickly as the first and before I knew it I was at my front door. It was 8pm and I made up some great excuse for an early night... At 2am I finally forced myself to put the book down. The next day, the rain had arrived yet I had so much I needed to get done that day. What the heck... it could wait. I snuggled down and finished the book. I haven't done this in such a long time... how great it felt! Keep them coming Oliver Stark...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stark Welcome to the Genre! 7 Sep 2010
By Cody
Format:Paperback
'Stunning debut', 'brilliant debut', 'great debut' - just some of the review phrases that persuaded me to give this new writer a try. It's safe to say that I wasn't disappointed. 'American Devil' is packed full of great material and Stark has great control of it.

If you love your crime thrillers, then you'll certainly enjoy this gripping ride. But there are also plenty of intelligent and original touches to make it feel fresh. This really is a remarkable novel, especially considering it is Stark's first. So I'll just add 'cracking debut' to the list.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American devil 1 Dec 2012
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Excellent book that draws you in straight away so you do not want to put it down. As I am always busy working i like the short chapters so you can read a small amount at a time when required.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars American Devil - Oliver Stark 1 Feb 2012
By molko VINE VOICE
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I've read quite a lot of crime fiction in my time and as far as debuts go, this one is pretty strong. It's got all of the usual ingredients; A troubled cop who's lost his way. An attractive damsel in distress. A sadistic serial killer and plenty of gruesome murders. Stark keeps the action coming and the pacing is relentless. The short Pattersonesque chapters keep the pages turning. All in all it's a solid read but it brings nothing new to the table and it falls into a few pretty boring cliches. Maybe give this one a chance if you're looking for a quick thrill, but it's certainly nothing groundbreaking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Devil ~ Superb read 6 Dec 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Loved this book. A truly gripping page turner. I can't wait for more from Stark. As good (if not better) than Karin Slaughter. Thoroughly recommended to fellow serial killer / gruesome crime readers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read
I enjoyed the book, however there was a section where the lead character, who is supposedly very intelligent, made a decision that wasn't likely or feasable
Published 10 days ago by R. W
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Great characters and a great American devil as the main evil . Not your typical serial killer and a very good plot
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars American Devil
Loved this story. If you like Crime Thrillers such as Chris Carter's books you will enjoy this one. Certainly keeps your interest
Published 7 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
i gave 5 stars to this book as the plot is very well written, if you like thriller, this one will automatically make you close the book at the last page.
Published 7 months ago by Ms. F. Thepot
5.0 out of 5 stars New author
I love reading crime / thrillers. I do like to try new authors and Amazon sent this author Oliver Stark as a suggestion. I bought his two books:- American Devill and 88 Killer. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mrs Deborah Brier
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Havent actually finished it yet but it's a great story. I've almost missed my train stop twice this week !!
Published 10 months ago by J. Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting thriller
This is the first novel I have read by Stark, and was not disappointed. The plot was entertaining and the story kept pushing along swiftly. Read more
Published 11 months ago by I Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut
This shows just how useful Amazon recommendations can be.

I had never heard of Oliver Stark but shall now be looking for whatever he releases in the future. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. Robert P. Harrison
4.0 out of 5 stars My first Oliver Stark
I really enjoyed this book.It was gripping and a real page turner.Although the aspects of the killings were unusual,I have encountered similar in books by other authors.
Published 12 months ago by Julie rose Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful gripping thrilling
Thus book had me from the start the characters came go life and it was an amazing journey and the thing I liked most was it wasn't fatal predictable, will be reading more of this... Read more
Published 12 months ago by louise callaghan
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